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Old 05-02-10, 08:29 AM   #1
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Default New Xorg 1.8 and nvidia-173.xx support.

Will nvidia-173xx support the new 1.8 xorg?
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Old 05-02-10, 02:03 PM   #2
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Default Re: New Xorg 1.8 and nvidia-173.xx support.

Yes. xserver 1.8 support is in, but it needs to go through testing. We'll try to get an updated driver out soon.
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Old 05-02-10, 05:01 PM   #3
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Yes. xserver 1.8 support is in, but it needs to go through testing. We'll try to get an updated driver out soon.
That would be great !

I've been testing openSUSE-11.3 milestone releases (with LXDE desktop) on a PC with a relatively old nVidia FX5200, and since the change to the 2.6.34 kernel (and xorg 1.8.0), with the NVIDIA-Linux-x86-173.14.25 graphic driver installed, I need to start X window with:
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startx -- -ignoreABI
I'm looking forward to an update to the 173.14.25 to address this. Many thanks for the support.
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Old 05-02-10, 05:02 PM   #4
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Thanks you.
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Old 05-08-10, 03:38 PM   #5
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startx -- -ignoreABI
This made 173.14.25 and my fx5200 do their job on a ubuntu 10.4 amd64 system with lucid's standard kernel 2.6.32-22 too. Txl

But I did not find a way to put this option into startup scripts; would be nice until the updated driver is out.
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Old 05-08-10, 04:01 PM   #6
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This made 173.14.25 and my fx5200 do their job on a ubuntu 10.4 amd64 system with lucid's standard kernel 2.6.32-22 too. Txl

But I did not find a way to put this option into startup scripts; would be nice until the updated driver is out.
You can add
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Section "ServerFlags"
 Option "IgnoreABI" "1" 
EndSection
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Old 05-10-10, 06:13 PM   #7
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You can add
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Section "ServerFlags"
 Option "IgnoreABI" "1" 
EndSection
to your xorg.conf
gave me a blackscreen.

In the meantime I removed a bleeding edge ppa and downgraded to standard ubuntu lucid's xorg 1.7x - every thing is working fine.
so, cause I am no coder I'll wait for the driver update before I go unstable again.

Anyway tx for your suggestions, always helpfull for going deeper into this linux world.
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Old 05-22-10, 10:16 AM   #8
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Yes. xserver 1.8 support is in, but it needs to go through testing. We'll try to get an updated driver out soon.
Hi Aaron..
I saw your news..256.25 is the current beta release
Is now the 256.25 full working with Xorg 1.8 multi head displays?
pleas..let me know some if this time we can run up the 4 displays...
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Old 06-08-10, 01:54 PM   #9
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Default Re: New Xorg 1.8 and nvidia-173.xx support.

I added the option IngoreABI on my fedora 13 and it does work for time being.
Thanks for your help.
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Old 06-09-10, 04:58 AM   #10
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Default Re: New Xorg 1.8 and nvidia-173.xx support.

xorg 1.8 has just gone into the alpha ubuntu maverick meerkat (10.10) any news on nvidia-173 updates?
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Old 06-09-10, 10:43 PM   #11
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xorg 1.8 has just gone into the alpha ubuntu maverick meerkat (10.10) any news on nvidia-173 updates?
X.org server 1.8 is not "alpha" material. It is a stable release. Ubuntu should not be calling something that upstream considers stable, alpha. You should invest your time in a distribution that cares about upstream instead of spitting on it.
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Old 06-10-10, 02:27 AM   #12
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X.org server 1.8 is not "alpha" material.
he did not say that
he said that it has been pulled in the alpha stage of Ubuntu
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