[CentOS] Centos 5.8: starting firefox-16.0.1 kills X

Thu Oct 18 22:38:12 UTC 2012
Zube <Zube at stat.colostate.edu>

On Thu Oct 18 11:00:54 PM, Ned Slider wrote:

> The reason is that the NVIDIA installer overwrites some distro files 
> with it's own version of some libs, in this case the offending file is 
> /usr/lib{64}/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so

OK, that makes sense.  Further testing showed the problem here to
be dependent on whether the machine was rebooted and the new NVIDIA
drivers installed before or after xorg-x11-server-Xorg was installed.

> The solution is not to use the NVIDIA provided binary drivers but 
> instead to use the same drivers properly packaged by elrepo for your 
> distro. The elrepo rpm package installs these libs to a separate 
> directory where they will not conflict with the original distro libs and 
> you will void this type of mess. Not to mention you don't need to 
> reinstall the drivers every time there is a new kernel update.

Very good.  Thank you.