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Re: nvidia-xconfig and xserver-xorg-video-nv

On Mon, Oct 16, 2006 at 11:06:11PM -0400, Carl Fink wrote:
> I just set up Debian on my HP laptop, as mentioned in two previous threads.
> With the help of kernel package developer Frans Pop (thank you!), I was able
> to get past the previously-reported problem and boot into Linux.
> I have xorg running, but with the vesa driver.  There is a native driver for
> the Nvidia Geforce Go 6150, and it's apparently in the second package in my
> subject line, which is installed.  But when I run nvidia-config it creates a
> xorg.conf that includes the line:
> 	Device	"nvidia".
> And with that line in place, neither startx nor xdm can start, both
> complaining that the device "nvidia" does not exist.  The device "nv"
> doesn't exist either, they say, if I try that one.
> I did file a bug against nvidia-xconfig, but the two bugs there are five
> months and seven months old and "unclassified" (presumably have never even
> been looked at) so I don't expect much assistance there.
> Anyone on the list have any ideas?
Hi Carl,
'nv' is the FLOSS driver and 'nvidia' is the closed-source driver.
I would expect the the nvidia-xconfig expect that you are using the
'nvidia' driver and not the 'nv' driver. So, if your card is 'nv'
compatible and you want to use the 'nv' driver, you should not use any
'nvidia' related tools as they are not compatible. At least that is what
I understand.

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