Livna nVidia problems...

Lonni J Friedman netllama at
Sat Jun 23 14:13:57 UTC 2007

On 6/23/07, Tim <ignored_mailbox at> wrote:
> Tim:
> >> But have NVidia stopped doing that thing where they mucked up other
> >> aspects of Xorg to suit themselves?  That stung me badly when I had
> >> to pull out a NVidia card to try another one, and Xorg was buggered.
> Gene Heskett:
> > I don't believe so.  During the install it would appear it puts its
> > own OpenGL stuffs in, and runs ldconfig to fix the links.  If that is
> > what it takes to make it work, shrug.
> Grr, sods!  Some might think that not an issue, since you don't change
> graphic cards that much, usually.  But you may if you test people's
> machines.  And the same issue bites you if you try to go back to the
> open source nv driver to get around something you can't get to work with
> the nvidia driver (I experienced that, myself).

nvidia-installer --uninstall
puts everything back where it was prior to installing the nvidia
driver.  This is documented.

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