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Old 05-28-2005, 06:40 AM   #1
mattlacey
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slackware-current and nVidia drivers... X won't start


Hi,

As you can guess - I can't start X when I use the nvidia driver after upgrading to slackware-current. I've tried reinstalling the drivers several times but to no avail, the nv driver works fine but of course it's a bit slow

The weird thing is I can't find anything in the X log file to suggest why this is happening. Anyone else had an issue like this?
 
Old 05-28-2005, 06:43 AM   #2
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It happened to me too, start X with root once, then with your user.

Edit:

From current changelog:
Mon May 16 15:27:24 PDT 2005
a/glibc-solibs-2.3.5-i486-2.tgz: Recompiled including a patch found
in Debian's glibc sources that fixes an issue with TLS that breaks
X and XMMS on machines that use nVidia's X drivers. This might
also be found in glibc CVS by now, but I'm not sure about that. In
any case, if you had problems before and you're using nVidia's
drivers, this should fix it. Also, I heard a few reports of trouble
with Firefox not working with NPTL -- maybe this will also fix that?

Maybe this fixed my problem, I don't remember if I updated before I started it with root.

Last edited by gbonvehi; 05-28-2005 at 06:56 AM.
 
Old 05-28-2005, 06:48 AM   #3
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Heh... Lightening reply dude! I'll give it a try now...
 
Old 05-28-2005, 07:04 AM   #4
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Hmmm - have that version installed and yet I still can't start it as root either!

All it says is that it caught the server aborting. So much for log files
 
Old 05-28-2005, 09:35 AM   #5
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Unhappy

Same problem here.

And NOW I realise that my version of swaret has no --revert option.

I suppose I'm going to have to try to manually back out that library.

 
Old 05-28-2005, 12:26 PM   #6
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Did you try reinstall nvidia driver with :
sh NVIDIA.xx.pkg.run --force-tls=new
 
Old 05-28-2005, 12:53 PM   #7
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No.

I've removed the 'upgraded' package, and re-installed glibc-solibs-2.3.4 from the original 10.1 dist.

All seems to be OK now.

I don't like mixing glibc component version like this - but at least everything is working again now.
 
Old 05-31-2005, 02:59 PM   #8
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tried the --force-tls=new but still no good... I'll try rolling back glibc-solibs now and see what happens. The nv driver isn't bad but it is noticably slower.

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Old 05-31-2005, 03:18 PM   #9
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Weird.. For my part I did not install glibc-solibs package but
glibc as this one provides compiled shared libs + header files

Maybe the full glibc package is required to use --force-tls=new
 
Old 05-31-2005, 03:32 PM   #10
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I've just rolled back glibc-solibs to the one from slacware-10.1 and now I'm up and running ok... Tried out the new shadows/translucency stuff in KDE but it's horribly slow!

At least I've got accelerated GL apps again though ! \o/
 
  


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