Bug#640157: Not solved?

Andreas Beckmann debian at abeckmann.de
Sat Sep 3 21:16:30 UTC 2011

On 2011-09-03 22:22, Santiago José López Borrazás wrote:
> I do not know. I guess I'll be somewhat agree with what he says Cyril.
> But no doubt it is the other (see ABI only 11 and 13 in the
> xserver-xorg-core and nvidia ABI only need 10).

There is no backwards compatibility in Xorg. Anything that needs to work
with Xorg Xserver 1.11.0 needs to support the xorg-video-abi-11
(xorg-input-abi-13 is irrelevant for a video driver).
The driver on the other hand can be backwards compatible and support
multiple server abi versions, i.e. the driver currently supports video
abis 6, 8 and 10, so it works with both the xorg versions in stable and

> They call me many things, but I think the new Xorg package is well
> implemented. Still, it fails only in the nvidia 280.13 and above (I think
> But you might try other than the conflicted Or care?).

NVIDIA needs to update their driver so that it works with the new Xorg.
And for that to work, eventually Xorg needs to be patched first.

Any workarounds with the IgnoreABI option will only cause segmentation
faults and graphical errors.


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