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Old 08-06-2004, 05:11 PM   #1
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Starting in runlevel 4 + nvidia question.


Hihoo! When starting in runlevel 4 (gdm) + nvidia drivers, users can't use 3d (Error: Could not open /dev/nvidiactl because the permissions are too resticitive. Please see the FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS section of /usr/share/doc/NVIDIA_GLX-1.0/README for steps to correct.). I followed the FAQ, but no way... I've tried some working fat pig tricks, but i prefer to follow a pure geek holy way. What should i do please?
 
Old 08-06-2004, 06:20 PM   #2
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well the permissions on my /dev/nvidiactl are 660
and users have no problem accessing/using 3D .........
so what are you trying to do........???
 
Old 08-07-2004, 10:05 AM   #3
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I've just discovered that the /dev/nvidia* are already added in a group named video...
Mmm... What command must i run to add myself in this group?
 
Old 08-07-2004, 10:19 AM   #4
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I used to add username by hand in /etc/group at the corresponding line, I don't know a quicker way though.

[edit]
I just read man usermod, but I will continue to edit /etc/group by hand to add group for an user, it seems that when you want to add a group with usermod and -G switch, you have to indicate the full list of groups which username belong to, if not username will be removed from non-indicated groups.

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Old 08-07-2004, 10:09 PM   #5
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I added myself at the end of the video line: Working!!! Thanx.
 
Old 09-13-2004, 10:18 PM   #6
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What did u do? Im stuk, I have to set the 777 permissions for the nvidia stuff, and I dont know what u guys are talking about.
 
Old 09-14-2004, 01:44 AM   #7
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RHLinuxGUY, you edit the /etc/group file and add to the end of the
video:...............:
line the users you want to be able to use the nvidia video. Then you don't have to make the nvidia stuff 777, which is a (slight) security breech.
 
  


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