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Driver Changes

Tue May 12, 2015 11:29 pm

Hello all,

With the most recent update, you will have issues if you have the nvidia driver manually installed. Remove it,
and then reinstall the required packages post update:

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sudo eopkg it --reinstall xorg-server mesalib
This can also cause situations where X isn't starting now, in which case you need to reinstall xorg-server.

Drivers are now managed internally via packaging and do not require the use of dkms. In fact I'm making
an enormous effort to avoid it. As such we're using a new tool, gl-driver-switch [1], to maintain the distribution
GL links.

Installing nvidia drivers

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sudo eopkg it nvidia-glx-driver

Reverting to nouveau

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sudo eopkg remove nvidia-glx-driver

Or you can find nvidia-glx-driver in System/X.Org Drivers in the Software Center. Note as fglrx (AMD) cannot yet
be tested its currently unavailable until a short time after beta2 as an update.


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Re: Driver Changes

Wed May 13, 2015 9:15 pm

using the nouveau driver, I had to use the fix from the google+ page
Blaž Mežnaršič
I had to reinstall xorg-server. Lightdm failed to run. I was using the open source nvidia driver. I just logged into the command line and ran these (thanks Ikey):

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sudo eopkg it --reinstall xorg-server

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sudo systemctl restart lightdm.service

... ;)

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gene@evolveos ~ 
$ inxi -F
System:    Host: evolveos Kernel: 4.0.2 x86_64 (64 bit) Desktop: Gnome 
           Distro: Solus Operating System Beta 1.1 
Machine:   Mobo: ASUSTeK model: M4A88TD-M/USB3 v: Rev X.0x
           Bios: American Megatrends v: 1501 date: 08/09/2012
CPU:       Quad core AMD Phenom II X4 955 (-MCP-) cache: 2048 KB 
           Clock Speeds: 1: 2100 MHz 2: 2100 MHz 3: 800 MHz 4: 2100 MHz
Graphics:  Card: NVIDIA GF104 [GeForce GTX 460]
           Display Server: X.Org 1.17.1 drivers: nouveau (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1680x1050@60.0hz
           GLX Renderer: Gallium 0.4 on NVC4 GLX Version: 3.0 Mesa 10.5.3
NICE! and also thanks to Blaž Mežnaršič


Will try the Nvidia driver some time in the future.. Nouveau works fine, though.
Solus 3 ~(˘▾˘~)

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