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#1 2004-07-12 17:30:08

khazdar
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Migration from XFree86 to X.Org

How would I migrate my system from using XFree86 to Xorg? I have zero experience with Xorg. Does the nvidia driver work with Xorg? I also use gnome. Can anyone tell me what steps I need to take to make the switch.

Thanks
-Khaz

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#2 2004-07-12 18:18:12

Pierre
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Re: Migration from XFree86 to X.Org

XOrg seems to be full compatible with XFree. Just run "pacman -S xorg". This will replace the XFree-Server.
I do not know if you have to recompile your nvidia-module but you will probably find out after restarting X ;-)

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#3 2004-07-12 21:59:07

wdemoss
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Re: Migration from XFree86 to X.Org

khazdar wrote:

How would I migrate my system from using XFree86 to Xorg? I have zero experience with Xorg. Does the nvidia driver work with Xorg? I also use gnome. Can anyone tell me what steps I need to take to make the switch.

Thanks
-Khaz

I have basically the same setup, this is what i did.

log out of gnome
go to a virtual console (CTRL + ALT + F1)
init 3
pacman -Sf xorg (use the "-f" flag if you nvidia drivers installed)
copy /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 to /etc/X11/xorg.conf
rebuild nvidia driver (don't know if its necassary, but it seems reasonable to have to do this)
init 5


It worked like a charm.
-wd

EDIT: added -f to pacman -Sf xorg


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#4 2004-07-12 22:11:48

khazdar
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Re: Migration from XFree86 to X.Org

i got an error after installing xorg. during the check for file conflicts it found a conflict. it said /usr/lib/libGL.so.1: exists in filesystem

anyone know what to do ?

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#5 2004-07-12 22:36:55

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Re: Migration from XFree86 to X.Org

Maybe uninstall nvidia *before* installing xorg. The nvidia installer has an uninstall option. If that doesn't solve the conflict, you can just force the xorg install, it will overwrite that file with one it likes better.

Dusty

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#6 2004-07-12 22:45:47

khazdar
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Re: Migration from XFree86 to X.Org

i think that was the problem. i didnt uninstall the nividia driver before installing xorg. anyway.. i deleted the file in question, and the xorg package installed just fine.

thanks for the help.

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#7 2004-07-13 00:53:42

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Re: Migration from XFree86 to X.Org

khazdar wrote:

i got an error after installing xorg. during the check for file conflicts it found a conflict. it said /usr/lib/libGL.so.1: exists in filesystem

anyone know what to do ?

Oops, sorry. I forgot to say I did a pacman -Sf xorg to force the overwrite of the opengl lib.
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#8 2004-07-13 08:23:50

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Re: Migration from XFree86 to X.Org

I have an ATI driver.

Is it necessary to go in init 3?  During the boot I enter in init 5 and I go in gnome typing startx.

I think that I should install pacman -S xorg and copy xfree86.conf to xorg.conf, is it correct?

Thanks.
Luca.

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#9 2004-07-13 12:21:15

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Re: Migration from XFree86 to X.Org

filattiera wrote:

Is it necessary to go in init 3?  During the boot I enter in init 5 and I go in gnome typing startx.

i just go to init 3 because it's a handy way for me to kill x, since I boot into runlevel 5.

filattiera wrote:

I have an ATI driver.
I think that I should install pacman -S xorg and copy xfree86.conf to xorg.conf, is it correct?

are you using the proprietary drivers or the X radeon driver? I ask because I think I've seen people saying the the proprietary driver isn't working with Xorg yet. If you are, you either need to switch the the xorg radeon driver or stay with xfree. Do some research and find out if you don't want to go through the hassle of reinstalling X (which really isn't any hassle).

-wd


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#10 2004-07-13 12:57:06

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Re: Migration from XFree86 to X.Org

Thanks.

I don't know exactly if I use ATI proprietary driver, but I presume not because I don't have installed it and I have configured Xfree86.conf by text.

Tomorrow I will install xorg and I 'll swithc to it.

Ciao.
Luca.

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#11 2004-07-13 14:07:33

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Re: Migration from XFree86 to X.Org

If you force the xorg install and it copies over the libGL.so.1 make sure you reinstall the nividia or other graphics driver, to get back the libGL.so.1.

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#12 2004-07-13 16:07:39

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Re: Migration from XFree86 to X.Org

wdemoss wrote:

are you using the proprietary drivers or the X radeon driver?

Erm... I think it's x.org that is working with the proprietary drivers and not XFree86.  Or am I wrong?

Dusty

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#13 2004-07-13 16:12:48

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Re: Migration from XFree86 to X.Org

Anyone with Nvidia got xorg running ?

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#14 2004-07-13 16:37:28

khazdar
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Re: Migration from XFree86 to X.Org

It's working on my system. I am using the 6106 driver.

-Khaz

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#15 2004-07-13 16:45:58

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Re: Migration from XFree86 to X.Org

Ok. so pacman -S xorg will do the trick....

but will I have to reinstall nvidia drivers ?

sorry for asking but I not sure about the change  :?

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#16 2004-07-13 16:48:41

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Re: Migration from XFree86 to X.Org

first remove the drivers then install xorg then reinstall the drivers. this will ensure that you are using the gl lib that comes with the nvidia drivers and not the xorg one.


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#17 2004-07-13 17:38:17

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Re: Migration from XFree86 to X.Org

Thank you.... tongue

Do not know about the 6106 ??? drivers are they Ok. I had read there are problems with them...

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#18 2004-07-13 18:16:58

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Re: Migration from XFree86 to X.Org

Mr Green wrote:

Thank you.... tongue

Do not know about the 6106 ??? drivers are they Ok. I had read there are problems with them...

Mr Green

no issues here but i don't do anything graphics intensive. i have never had issues with the drivers in linux ... just when i had a buggy gf2 and XP on the computer (windows free at home for three years now!)


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#19 2004-07-13 19:41:03

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Re: Migration from XFree86 to X.Org

Supertux is a big hit in our house so it had better work  lol

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#20 2004-07-13 21:14:33

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Re: Migration from XFree86 to X.Org

I had one xserver crash with xfree86 just after installing the 6106 driver.  I did not have any problems so far with xorg and the 6106 driver.

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#21 2004-07-13 21:35:28

khazdar
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Re: Migration from XFree86 to X.Org

no problems here with the 6106 driver. actually gained a few fps in glxgears.

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#22 2004-07-13 23:58:58

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Re: Migration from XFree86 to X.Org

colnago wrote:

I had one xserver crash with xfree86 just after installing the 6106 driver.  I did not have any problems so far with xorg and the 6106 driver.

me neither


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#23 2004-07-14 06:57:42

Mr Green
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Re: Migration from XFree86 to X.Org

One last thing do you use pacman -S nvidia or did you grab nvidia drivers from nvidia site ?

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#24 2004-07-14 08:28:15

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Re: Migration from XFree86 to X.Org

Maybe it's best to add what sarah and wd is saying to the wiki.
We don't want any turbulence at greens place! big_smile


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#25 2004-07-14 08:39:26

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Re: Migration from XFree86 to X.Org

rofl

Yes I think a Wiki doc is a good idea...

http://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Ins … ure%20xorg

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(Has it stop raining there yet  wink )


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