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After X.org update, NVIDIA proprietary driver reports ABI incompatibility

Updated 2013-08-26T14:25:28+00:00

Issue

  • When starting the X.org server, it fails with the following error message:
================ WARNING WARNING WARNING WARNING ====
This server has a video driver ABI version of 13.1 that is not supported by this NVIDIA driver. Please check
http://www.nvidia.com/ for driver updates or downgrade to an X server with a supported driver ABI.
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  • The ABI version in the above message may differ.

  • The graphical environment (GUI) will not start after a reboot and recent updates.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6

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