[Slackbuilds-users] nvidia-kernel vs. xorg.conf
lyonels at gmail.com
Wed Jul 27 07:24:11 UTC 2011
I have a mere week old GT520 and as such I'm a new user of NVidia's
binary driver : neither the kernel fb nor Xorg's nouveau knows it !
I have yet to test Xorg without device.conf from nvidia-kernel, but it
works fine for me : I just have device.conf and
90-keyboard-layout.conf in xorg.conf.d
To tackle Thomas's issue, I would vote for a device.conf.new and
doinst.sh as I find it the Slawckare way of doing it.
BTW I'm running Slackware64-current, and I tweaked nvidia-kernel and
nvidia-kernel to use 280.04 : it works like a charm.
2011/7/27 King Beowulf <kingbeowulf at gmail.com>:
> Well, I wrestled with this a while. Even though I'm old school and run
> a full tweaked out xorg.conf, the new fangled consensus seems to be to
> run without and let X and the desktop environment automagically
> configure things. That's why I added device.conf as the nvidia drivers
> doesn't always get chosen properly.
> It would be interesting to poll how many users still run a full xorg.conf.
> My testing didn't show any issues with the extra device.conf. But if
> it does, I can add a switch / readme to the script for the
> selection...perhaps also a check in doinst.sh a ala device.conf.new...
> On 7/26/11, Thomas Morper <thomas at beingboiled.info> wrote:
>> Hello there,
>> Recently, a new bit of code, that will put an xorg.conf.d/device.conf to
>> the resulting package, has been added to the nvidia-kernel SlackBuild.
>> While this is convenient for most first time installs, it's less
>> convenient when updating, because the hardcoded device.conf will
>> overwrite any user-made changes and will clash with certain multi-head
>> I think I'd rather have the device.conf in the doc-directory and a hint
>> in the README. Still convenient for first-time installs, but won't break
>> existing setups. What do you think?
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