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Old 05-26-2003, 05:40 AM   #1
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Hi,
I've installed OpenOffice.org 1.0.3 on linux mandrake 9.1

When I start soffice I have this message:"could not open control device /dev/nvidiactl"

Same problem with mankrake package version.

Can I solve this problem?

Thanks
 
Old 05-26-2003, 06:45 AM   #2
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Uh, have you a Nvidia card? Have you installed the Nvidia drivers?
 
Old 05-26-2003, 07:53 AM   #3
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yes as Nerd2 said did you install Nvidia Drivers for linux?? need more info about your problem....
 
Old 05-26-2003, 10:00 AM   #4
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Yes, I have installed NVIDIA-GLX 0.9-5 becouse another program, ksensors, require libGLcore.so.1

However ksensors dont'work!

I haven't NVIDIA card, I have sapphire radeon 9000 pro 128

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Old 05-26-2003, 10:13 AM   #5
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hmm... thats thats weird, i'll get back to you on that...
 
Old 05-26-2003, 03:54 PM   #6
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Well, from I less knowlegable linux POV, i would guess the NVIDIA drivers have installed /dev/nvidiactl or something to make OO look for it. I would create a link from /dev/nvidiactl to your real gfx card.

I dunno if that'll work in a linux enviroment but that's what i'd guess
 
Old 05-27-2003, 06:39 AM   #7
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The file /dev/nvidiactl is empty!

How I can create the link to my card?
 
Old 05-27-2003, 08:15 AM   #8
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I've lost my bit of paper with it on , but there was a command to create a link. Can't remember what it was though, soz.
 
Old 05-27-2003, 10:47 AM   #9
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ln -s /dev/whatever/your/card/is /dev/nvidiactl
 
  


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