Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 245433
xorg-x11-utils conflicts with nvidia driver
Last modified: 2007-11-30 17:12:08 EST
Description of problem:
xorg-x11-utils conflicts with nvidia driver (I am currently using the freshrpms
version nvidia-x11-drv-1.0.9762-1, but I got exactly the same results with
livna's drivers); specifically, xdriinfo (and therefore driconf) fail with the
error: "libGL is too old." It took me quite a while and a lot of searching to
figure this out....
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Install xorg-x11-utils and/or driconf;
2.Install proprietary nvidia driver(s) from any source;
3.Observe meltdown when executing xdriinfo or driconf.
Fails with error: "libGL is too old."
Applications execute properly.
uname -a: Linux xxxxx.localdomain 2.6.20-1.2952.fc6 #1 SMP Wed May 16 18:59:18
EDT 2007 i686 athlon i386 GNU/Linux
Thanks for the report. We are sorry that we cannot help you with your problem,
but we are not able to support binary-only drivers. If you would be able to
reproduce this issue using only open source software, please, reopen this bug
with the additional information, but in meantime I have no choice than to close
this bug as CANTFIX (because we really cannot fix it).
For users who are experiencing problems installing, configuring, or using the
unsupported 3rd party proprietary "nvidia" video driver, Nvidia provides
indirect customer support via an online web based support forum. Nvidia
monitors these web forums for commonly reported problems and passes them on to
Nvidia engineers for investigation. Once they've isolated a particular problem,
it is often fixed in a future video driver update.
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experienced the particular problem may be able to assist. If there is a real
bug occuring, Nvidia will be able to determine this, and will likely resolve the
issue in a future driver update for the operating system releases that they
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