> But they are NOT compatible. That means they don't work. The new xorg > can't work with the old nvidia hence there should be a dependancy > preventing you from having the old nvidia with the new xorg. It's a > good thing when packages prevent you from doing broken things. The new > version of xorg simply doesn't work with old driver files becase the ABI > changed. That's what an ABI change means. And what the --ignoreABI switch is for.