Troubleshooting nVidia driver and xorg.conf
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TroubleshootingCase 1: (EE) Failed to initialize GLX extension (NVIDIA X driver not found)
Im trying to install nvidia drivers in gentoo linux. I'm able to load gnome but when i check my console, it says,
When i tried "nvidia" instead of "nv" under Section "Device" the display froze and i have to restart the system each time. Somehow i'm not able to get the nvidia logo screen before gnome starts.
Solution 1: This could happen when older nvidia-glx modules are emerged by default. To get the latest testing driver, create a new file called /etc/portage/package.keywords
Enter the following lines, save and exit the file.
Edit file /etc/modules.autoload.d/(kernel-version) and include 'nvidia'(without the single quotes)
Linux might prompt you to upgrade a few configuration files in /etc. Run etc-update..
It should merge the new nvidia all by itself :-)
If not then you'll have to do it manually by following the console guidline.
Reboot the system and load startx.
You should be able to see the nvidia logo.