Workaround for bug 44477: xserver-xorg: "Xorg crashes with nvidia proprietary driver (during allocation)"
In trying to solve my mouse foibles (previous post) I upgraded
xserver-xorg-core on my Sid box.
That upgrades xorg to 7.3.
Starting X with the proprietary Nvidia driver 9631 one runs into bug 44477.
The answer that was given to that bug ("don't use that driver") gets
tiresome: I don't use 9631 because I like to, but because I have to, and
we can go OT on that: nv does not compare to nvidia in most situations
but the simplest.
For those getting the message:
(EE) NVIDIA(0): ============= WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING =============
(EE) NVIDIA(0): This server has a video driver ABI version of 2.0 but this
(EE) NVIDIA(0): driver is designed to work with versions before 2.0.
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Please check http://www.nvidia.com/ for driver
(EE) NVIDIA(0): downgrade to an X server with a supported driver ABI.
(EE) NVIDIA(0): ===========================================================
a reported workaround is starting X with the option -ignoreABI.
I'll report back if that is true.