Nvidia proprietary drivers vs. Fedora xorg packages

Jonathan Ryshpan jonrysh at pacbell.net
Sun Aug 15 21:47:51 UTC 2010

If you use the Nvidia proprietary drivers (as I do) be aware that
installing some of the xorg*.rpm packages can break these drivers in
subtle ways.  In particular, xorg-x11-server-Xorg.*.rpm contains the
file /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so, which conflicts with
a file with the same name installed by the Nvidia driver package
NVIDIA-Linux-x86_64-256.44.run (and probably all the rest).  This
prevents googleearth from running: it produces an error box containing
"Google Earth is unable to identify your graphics card..."

===> Bottom Line <===
If you are using the Nvidia drivers and start having trouble with your
graphics system, consider reinstalling the Nvidia drivers.


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