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#1 2011-07-16 09:21:32

starfry
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From: Surrey, UK
Registered: 2010-08-18
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Fresh install with Xorg and Nvidia [SOLVED]

I am trying to build a system using mkarchroot. I am using this command line:

$ mkarchroot my_new_rootfs base xorg nvidia

This seems to install far more than is necessary for basic xorg. The problem I have is that it installs a load of drivers that conflict with "nvidia" (the apparently common libgl problem) - for example xf86-video-ati,intel,mach64,mga,r128 and so on. I don't want or need these.

The problem I have is these cause libgl to be installed and that conflicts with "nvidia".

I can fix it by removing stuff but it's messing up my install script.

It also makes me think about what other things are being installed by "xorg" that I'll never need.

So, any suggestions for a package list to give a baseline nvidia xorg ?

Once I have a reasonable base I would build from there (window managers, desktop, applications, etc).

Thanks very much for helping me...

Last edited by starfry (2011-08-18 09:13:54)

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#2 2011-07-16 10:44:40

karol
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Registered: 2009-05-06
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Re: Fresh install with Xorg and Nvidia [SOLVED]

starfry wrote:

So, any suggestions for a package list to give a baseline nvidia xorg ?

https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Xorg

Yes, 'xorg' group contains all the drivers. Most likely you *don't want* to install them all.
Can you please tell us where did you find

$ mkarchroot my_new_rootfs base xorg nvidia

? If this line is still in the wiki, it needs to be changed.

Last edited by karol (2011-07-16 10:48:08)

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#3 2011-07-16 15:02:20

starfry
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From: Surrey, UK
Registered: 2010-08-18
Posts: 182

Re: Fresh install with Xorg and Nvidia [SOLVED]

I must learn to RTFM!!!

It never came from the wiki, so no worries there.

My "base" is now "xorg-server xorg-xinit nvidia"

For a working system some apps are needed. The easiest test is to use the default X session - so I add "xorg-twm xorg-xclock xterm" to my package list.

Working fine smile

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