X.org stalls - problems with NVIDIA graphics driver?

Glenn Enright elinar at ihug.co.nz
Tue Jul 18 13:51:57 UTC 2006

On Monday 17 July 2006 18:17, Thomas Sperre wrote:
> thomas at zirakzagil:~$ sudo apt-get install nvidia-glx
> Leser pakkelister ... Ferdig (english:packages)
> Skaper oversikt over avhengighetsforhold ... Ferdig (english:dependencies)
> nvidia-glx er allerede nyeste versjon. (english:is up to date)
> 0 oppgraderte, 0 nylig installerte, 0 å fjerne og 2 ikke oppgradert.
> thomas at zirakzagil:~$ sudo nvidia-glx-config enable
> Error: your X configuration has been altered.
> This script cannot proceed automatically. If you believe that this
> not correct, you can update the md5sum entry executing the following
> command:
> md5sum /etc/X11/xorg.conf | sudo tee /var/lib/x11/xorg.conf.md5sum
> otherwise edit manually /etc/X11/xorg.conf to change the Driver section
> from nv to nvidia.
> Question: as you can see in my original post, if all this enable script
> does is alter my x.org conf "Driver" section from nv to nvidia, that should
> be ok - as mine really says "nvidia". Can this issue be eliminated from the
> list of potential troublemakers?
Sorry about the slow response. The glx update alters symlinks to point to the 
correct glx libraries, it should not touch the xorg.conf file. IMHO :).  That 
error just means that the file was not changed. However it should have done 
the other stuff for you anyway.

If you are using transparency and such as other have suggested, there is a 
development sever Xgl that does this very nicely and much more stably. There 
is some good documentation available to help you convert to this. Although, 
from what I've found it integrates best in gnome atm.

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expense of it.
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