Recovering from newbie abuse of emerge / nvidia-kernel fails
I attempted to setup a new box with a Gentoo GRP install. I went with the 2.6.7 kernel. Everything went a-ok to the point where I was ready to install a graphical environment.
So I did these things:
# USE="bindist" emerge -k xorg-x11 gnome mozilla-firefox-bin openoffice-bin
This worked fine. I have an NVIDIA vid card so I then did.
# emerge nvidia-glx
and got a warning that xorg-x11 was blocking this from installing. I took a wild guess that maybe the nvidia kernel stuff wants xfree and not xorg, so I did this:
# emerge unmerge xorg-x11
# USE="bindist" emerge xfree <-- this compiled from source anyhow, I guess no bin available?
This finished ok but had 30 config files in etc to update. They were all in the X11 area so I figure this was xfree stuff overwriting xorg stuff, and allowed them all to overwrite.
# emerge nvidia-glx <-- now this worked but...
# modprobe nvidia-glx
I get an error that the nvidia module is in an invalid format.
So I'm guessing nvidia-kernel or nvidia-glx is broken for 2.6.7 (at least the version in the GRP)
My questions are whether I can get a working version of nvidia-kernel/glx on 2.6.7 and also if that version can work with my preference of xorg-x11 instead of xfree?