[CentOS] Centos 5.8: starting firefox-16.0.1 kills X
Zube at stat.colostate.edu
Thu Oct 18 18:38:12 EDT 2012
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
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.
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