Nvidia proprietary drivers vs. Fedora xorg packages

Todd Zullinger tmz at pobox.com
Sun Aug 15 21:56:47 UTC 2010

Jonathan Ryshpan wrote:
> 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 is a know problem with the Nvidia install scripts.  It is their
scriptss that are broken.  They should not be overwriting system

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

On the contrary, consider install nvidia drivers via the RPM Fusion
packages, which don't have these problems.  Also consider filing a
ticket with the Nvidia folks, since they really ought to fix this (not
that I'd hold my breath).

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