On Saturday 15 September 2007 14:56:17 Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> Lowell Gilbert <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> > Florent Thoumie <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> >> Lowell Gilbert wrote:
> >>> "Scott I. Remick" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> writes:
> >>>> Anyone tried the current nVidia-driver with the new X.org 7.3? I
> >>>> heard that there was a general (non-FreeBSD-specific)
> >>>> incompatibility, but just saw that 7.3 was now in the ports system.
> >>>
> >>> It's broken.  Apparently the X.org drop uses a new ABI.  [Thanks for
> >>> the note; I wouldn't have fully tested my upgrade otherwise.]
> >>>
> >>> I guess I'll be dropping back to the open-source "nv" driver for now.
> >>> Mssr. Thoumie: could you add a warning to the UPDATING entry?
> >>
> >> Thanks for reminding me, will do in a second.
> >>
> >> You have to make sure the Composite extension is disabled and start
> >> Xorg with startx -- -ignoreABI.
> >
> > Having finally taken a minute to think about it, I'm fairly
> > sure that putting that option into the command line in
> > /usr/local/lib/X11/xdm/Xservers will have the same effect,
> > for xdm.  However, I won't have a chance to produce a full
> > (tested) recipe until tomorrow (perhaps tonight).
> For some reason xdm is using /usr/local/share/examples/xdm/Xservers
> instead of /usr/local/lib/X11/xdm/Xservers.  From some other messages
> on the FreeBSD lists, this seems to be a known problem; but so far I
> can't see why it's happening to fix it.
> But with the -ignoreABI passed to the X executable in that file,
> everything works.  I tried the documented "IgnoreABI" option in the
> xorg.conf file, but that didn't seem to have any effect at all.

I am using kdm and with adding 

Section "ServerFlags"
        Option          "IgnoreAbi"     "on"

to my /etc/X11/xorg.conf now xorg starts fine. Except that linux-firefox won't 
start up now... 

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