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Old 06-07-10, 08:50 AM   #1
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Default nvidia 173.xx.yy and Xorg 1.8.0

Hi all,

it seems that, at the moment, the legacy driver 173.xx.yy is not ABI compatible with Xorg 1.8.0, even if it seems to work, if "-ignoreABI" is used.

Is there any plan to release a 173 version 1.8.0 ABI compatible?

It would be nice to know, so I can plan better the upgrade from Fedora 12 to Fedora 13, the last one using Xorg 1.8.0...

Related to this, I tried to use:

Option "IgnoreABI" "true"

This is in the "serverflags" section of the "/etc/X11/xorg.conf".

Nevertheless, X does not start, complaining of the incompatible ABI.

On the other hand, this seems to work:

startx -- -ignoreABI

Problem is that the login procedure is done using GDM, which does not seem to be so configurable to add the "-ignoreABI" parameter to the X server.

Any suggestion on how this could be fixed (apart from a new driver)?

Thanks a lot in advance,


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