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Nikosis 05-20-2013 07:17 AM

Nvidia symlink null bad address error
 
Does anyone have any idea what is going on with 319.17 Nvidia drivers and never ending error message about symlink (null)(bad address) problem.
Thx

TommyC7 05-20-2013 11:46 AM

This is just a random guess but since 319.17 no longer ships with it's own libvdpau (as older versions did), perhaps you have to install that?

kingbeowulf 05-22-2013 02:49 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by TommyC7 (Post 4954981)
This is just a random guess but since 319.17 no longer ships with it's own libvdpau (as older versions did), perhaps you have to install that?

False: If you install via NVIDIA-*.run, a precompiled libvdpau is installed. You only need to install libvdpau if you are using the SlackBuilds.org methodology.

Nikosis,
The symlink issue might be the bug in the .run installer. I can't seem to find the reference (don't remember is its a symlink creation fail or failure to copy libGL.so-xxx.yy). Check to make sure that libGL.so.1 is symlinked properly; esp. if in a mulilib environment.
Code:

ls -l /usr/lib64 |grep libGL.so
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root      10 May  7 01:18 libGL.so -> libGL.so.1
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root      15 May  7 01:18 libGL.so.1 -> libGL.so.319.17
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root  1144560 May  7 01:15 libGL.so.319.17
$ ls -l /usr/lib |grep libGL.so
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root      10 May  7 01:18 libGL.so -> libGL.so.1
lrwxrwxrwx  1 root root      22 May  7 01:18 libGL.so.1 -> libGL.so.319.17
-rwxr-xr-x  1 root root  987212 May  7 01:15 libGL.so.319.17


phenixia2003 05-22-2013 04:45 AM

Hello,

Quote:

Originally Posted by Nikosis (Post 4954805)
Does anyone have any idea what is going on with 319.17 Nvidia drivers and never ending error message about symlink (null)(bad address) problem.
Thx

Have you looked in /var/log/nvidia-installer.log about this ?

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turtleli 05-23-2013 12:30 PM

It's an installer bug, they released an updated version of the driver today where the release notes state
Quote:

Fixed a regression that caused nvidia-installer to attempt post-processing of non-installed files.

rg3 05-23-2013 01:40 PM

I suffered from this bug too, and it only happened if you skipped the installation of 32-bit compatibility libraries.


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