Wednesday, September 7, 2011

nVIDIA Driver issue on ALT Linux Sisyphus latest upgrades

With the release of ALT Linux 6.0 lot of updates are pouring into the Sisyphus and this is the time when X issues arise most commonly .

I did usual upgrade and upon reboot I noticed an error and X crashed .

================ WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING ================
This server has a video driver ABI version of 7.0 that this
driver does not officially support.  Please check for driver updates or downgrade to an X
server with a supported driver ABI.
(EE) NVIDIA: Use the -ignoreABI option to override this check.
(II) UnloadModule: "nvidia"
(II) Unloading /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/
(EE) Failed to load module "nvidia" (module requirement mismatch, 0)
(EE) No drivers available.

Upon google search I found a simple fix by adding the following section to     /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Section "ServerFlags"
    Option         "IgnoreABI" "True"

Upon reboot things were back to normal, X worked fine and I could login back to KDE desktop through KDM without any issues .

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