[Slackbuilds-users] nvidia-legacy96 now compiles on 14.1

laportas laporta at bo.infn.it
Wed Dec 18 18:55:18 UTC 2013

I have tested nvidia-96.43 on an old PentiumIII pc with an AGP card
GeForce4 MX 4000. I have used Option "IgnoreABI" in xorg.conf.
Starting X, the driver complain about the usupported ABI

  ================ WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING ================
  This server has a video driver ABI version of 14.1 that is not
  supported by this NVIDIA driver.  Please check http://www.nvidia.com/
  for driver updates or downgrade to an X server with a supported driver ABI.
(WW) NVIDIA: The driver will continue to load, but may behave strangely.
(WW) NVIDIA: This server has an unsupported input driver ABI version
(have 19.1, need < 17.0).  The driver will continue to load, but may
behave strangely.

and immediately crashes.

(EE) Backtrace: 
(EE) 0: /usr/bin/X (xorg_backtrace+0x49) [0x81d6099]
(EE) 1: /usr/bin/X (0x8048000+0x191ac4) [0x81d9ac4]
(EE) 2: linux-gate.so.1 (__kernel_rt_sigreturn+0x0) [0xffffe40c]
(EE) 3: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.so (0x41014000+0x6f77c9) [0x4170b7c9]
(EE) Segmentation fault at address 0x4

Just to make a quick check with a downgraded X,
I have momentarily replaced the xorg server 1.14 package with 1.12.
X start normally;  opening an xterm window and scrolling text inside,
the blazing acceleration of the nvidia driver is very evident;
obviously other applications crash due to the server/library mismatch.

In conclusion, now I am forced to use nouveau...

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