[ATrpms-users] Re: (SOLVED) Quake3 Broken After nVidia Upgrade
handleyj at cloud9.net
Mon Jul 19 18:56:30 CEST 2004
Well I decided this was a good enough reason to upgrade to FC2. So I
backed everything up, and installed FC2 fresh (by the way, I use PXE
Boot and FTP to install Fedora. If anyone is interested in a how-to on
this topic, let me know). I then got the ATrpms kick start and got the
system all upgraded to the lastest stable/testing releases (except for
kernel - which I'll do later tonight probably).
Well when I installed ATrpms nVidia 6106 packages, I still got all the
same errors as before, and Quake3 would still not launch. But
un-installing the ATrpms packages and installing from the nVidia
provided installer program worked just fine.
It turns out that you can not use an "old" XF86Config (or xorg.conf)
file. The ATrpms packages installs a file: /etc/X11/xorg.conf.nvidia.
And this file uses "ModulePath" lines to define the location of the
nvidia modules. When you install from the nVidia installer, these lines
are not necessary (i.e. you can use an "old" config file).
Suggestion: perhaps a message could be added to the ATrpms packages that
tells the user "YOU MUST CHECK YOUR /etc/X11/XF86Config FILE FOR 3D
ACCELERATION TO WORK!!!!" Or something a long those lines.... It would
have saved me a lot of time. Although the silver-lining is that I'm now
happily updated to FC2.
And on a more general note: carrying your config files from one
installation to the next can cause a lot of problems! After updating, I
had numerous sound problems because of my old config files being
incompatible with the new Alsa stuff in the 2.6 kernels with FC2.
Basically all the pain I suffered through this weekend was due to
configuration files. Hopefully this bit of wisdom will help someone
else (and even myself) in the future!
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