Bumping a month later for nvidia-96xx + xorg 1.9 support because honestly, x86-video-vesa just doesn't cut it.
dlopen: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.so: undefined symbol: miEmptyData
(EE) Failed to load /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.so
(EE) Failed to load module "nvidia" (loader failed, 7)
(EE) No drivers available.
Fatal server error:
no screens found
Please consult the The X.Org Foundation support
Please also check the log file at "/var/log/Xorg.0.log" for additional information.
xinit: Connection refused (errno 111): unable to connect to X server
xinit: No Such process (errno 3): Server error.
[dspider@arch ~] spci | grep VGA
02:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV17 [GeForce4 MX 440] (rev a3)
Originally Posted by sveterv2
Wouldn't it be easier and CHEAPER for NVIDIA corporation to open source their drivers for OLD hardware? Maybe somebody should talk to his manager and suggest this? This way programmers could concentrate on software for newer hardware that makes INCOME for NVIDIA, and older one could still be used without any problems on Linux and other platforms by those who owns it.
it's just my opinion. Thank You
It actually sounds like a good idea. What, is Nvidia worried about the competition stealing their improvements or something ? We're talking about several year old technology here. Also, people will start recommending them even more because of their open nature and love for Linux. Think about it.