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Old 03-13-2017, 03:10 PM   #1
ramlinx
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Badly installed nvidia-driver (Problem with symlinks)


Hello,
I'm new to Slackware Linux. I installed Slackware64 14.2 yesterday on my PC. I usually don't write on forums, so I hope it's the correct place to post this question.
I have an nvidia graphics card and so I installed the proprietary drivers from Slackbuilds.org (nvidia-driver and nvidia-kernel). But after rebooting, my desktop environment didn't start correctly. It seems like the symlinks are being resetted wrongly by ldconfig (executed on boot by /etc/rc.d/rc.M) If I then rerun the installation skript (nvidia-switch --install), I can start my desktop environment.

Code:
/sbin/ldconfig (this command is in the start script /etc/rc.d/rc.M)

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 19 Mär 13 18:37 /usr/lib64/libGL.so.1 -> libGL.so.1.2.0-xorg*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 646 Mär 12 19:03 /usr/lib64/libGL.la*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 26 Mär 13 18:37 /usr/lib64/libGLESv1_CM.so.1 -> libGLESv1_CM.so.1.1.0-xorg*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 23 Mär 13 18:37 /usr/lib64/libGLESv2.so.2 -> libGLESv2.so.2.0.0-xorg*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 20 Mär 13 18:37 /usr/lib64/libEGL.so.1 -> libEGL.so.1.0.0-xorg*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 187376 Apr 15  2016 /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/libwfb.so*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 16 Mär 13 18:30 /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so -> libglx.so.375.39*

nvidia-switch --remove (from the slackbuild.org nvidia-driver package)
nvidia-switch --install

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 14 Mär 13 18:46 /usr/lib64/libGL.so.1 -> libGL.so.1.0.0*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 646 Mär 12 19:03 /usr/lib64/libGL.la*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 24 Mär 13 18:46 /usr/lib64/libGLESv1_CM.so.1 -> libGLESv1_CM.so.1-nvidia*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 21 Mär 13 18:46 /usr/lib64/libGLESv2.so.2 -> libGLESv2.so.2-nvidia*
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 18 Mär 13 18:46 /usr/lib64/libEGL.so.1 -> libEGL.so.1-nvidia*
-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 187376 Apr 15  2016 /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/libwfb.so*
/usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so -> libglx.so.375.39*
Did I missed something installing the driver? How can i prevent ldconfig from changing the symlins?
Thanks for helping
 
Old 03-14-2017, 02:10 AM   #2
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The libraries may get mixed up between open source and blob if you make a mistake with removing nvidia in that setup from my experience. I prefer to use the long lived branch nvidia .run installer file if it works. http://www.nvidia.com/object/unix.html
Save the .run file because some updates will require a reinstall.
 
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Old 03-14-2017, 10:44 AM   #3
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Yes, with the nvidia .run installer it worked perfectly. Thanks
 
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Old 03-14-2017, 12:51 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum.

You should use "Thread Tools" at the top of the original post to mark this thread as SOLVED.
 
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