[CentOS] intrusive chrome [was: Re: clicking on link in Thunderbird fails to open page in Firefox]

me at tdiehl.org me at tdiehl.org
Tue Dec 31 13:54:16 UTC 2013

On 12/30/2013, Johnny Hughes wrote:
> On 12/26/2013 12:03 PM, Phil Dobbin wrote:
>> It's also happening now with Firefox as well (in fact, Firefox is
>> virtually unusable) so I suspect there is something happening with
>> either this machine or the OS.
> Are you running the proprietary NVIDIA driver?  (either the one from
> elrepo OR manually building from the NVIDIA site)
> If so, the recent xorg-x11-server updates require that you rebuild (or
> reinstall) the drivers as those drivers replace some xorg files and if
> you do not reinstall it can freeze the system or crash X.

Another thing you can do if you are using the NVIDIA drivers is add the
following to /etc/X11/xorg.conf:

ModulePath "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/nvidia"
ModulePath "/usr/lib64/xorg/modules"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/default/Type1"

See http://elrepo.org/bugs/view.php?id=425 for more details.

By fixing the xorg.conf file, you do not have to worry about this problem
re-occurring next time xorg gets upgraded.

This issue drove me crazy for about 2 weeks until I realized that the
wrong drivers were getting loaded.



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