[Slackbuilds-users] [PATCH] nvidia-driver

King Beowulf kingbeowulf at gmail.com
Wed Sep 26 03:44:18 UTC 2012

On 09/25/2012 07:26 PM, Robby Workman wrote:
> On Tue, 25 Sep 2012 17:49:19 -0700
> King Beowulf <kingbeowulf at gmail.com> wrote:
> -install -m 755 libnvidia-wfb.so.$VERSION $PKG/usr/lib$LIBDIRSUFFIX/xorg/modules/
> +install -m 755 libnvidia-wfb.so.$VERSION $PKG/usr/lib$LIBDIRSUFFIX/xorg/modules/libnvidia-wfb.so.$VERSION-nvidia
> I could very well be missing something (I don't even have any nvidia
> hardware), but are you *sure* this is correct?  It doesn't seem right;
> i.e. why would there be a need to put the "-nvidia" suffix on it?  I
> don't see why e.g. nvidia-switch would need to mess with that one...
> -RW
As I understand it all, libnvidia-wfb is a replacement for libwfb 
(libwfb is part of xorg-server, X module for wrapped software rendering 
for Geforce 8 series GPUs).  Supposedly, both can exist but I am trying 
to figure out why, sometimes, nvidia reports invalid framebuffer 
errors.  According to Chapter 5 of the readme.txt,  if libwfb exists, 
leave it, otherwise create link to libnvidia-wfb.so. Anyway, the 
'-nvidia' makes the bookkeeping easier if I have to fiddle with 
relinking lib*wfb* in nvidia-switch should libwfb be missing.

That's my story and I'm sticking  with it!  ;-)

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