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Old 07-15-2007, 08:06 AM   #1
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Unhappy Can't load the nvidia glx (may be lacking \etc\rc.d\init.d\nvidia-glx)

I just upgraded from fc 6 to fedora 7.
My card is a GF6800 Ultra

I've installed the livna rpms (xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-devel-100.14.11-1.lvn7.i386.rpm ,xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-100.14.11-1.lvn7.i386.rpm,
and livna-config-display-0.0.14b-1.lvn7.noarch.rpm).

The kernel module works fine, I get the splash-screen.

Now, beryl just gives me a White Screen of Death. (Or mayby it started crashing after I fixed the permits for /dev/nvidiactl?)
And X crashes when I try glxgears.

Now, the interesting section in my
(II) LoadModule: "glx"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//
(II) Module glx: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 1.3.0, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 0.3
(==) AIGLX enabled
(II) Loading extension GLX

looking at my init scripts I have alot of broken nvidia-glx symlinks.
(i.e. /etc/rc.d/rc3.d/S08nvidia-glx -> ../init.d/nvidia-glx)
/etc/init.d/nvidia-glx doesn't exist. (/etc/init.d/nvidia does, but I don't see any glx stuff in it)

xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-100.14.11-1.lvn7.i386.rpm did give an error/warning when installing;
/var/tmp/rpm-tmp.94503: line 3: [: too many arguments

Dunno if that was it. I think I just need that nvidia-glx init script for it too work.
(Feel free to supply one Preferably from a working fedora 7 install. )

Thanks in advance
Old 07-27-2007, 06:44 AM   #2
Registered: Sep 2003
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Ok, I fixed it. A while ago, actually, just haven't gotten around to posting.

The rpm tried to remove old /etc/udev/devices/nvidia* (correct path?)nodes, but failed, which is why it gave an error message.

I removed those manually, I think that was what fixed it. (I also removed my nvidia-glx sym-link, but I don't think that was it.)

I still have a problem as my nvidia device nodes doesn't get created automatically, but I can work around that.

All those who wished to help me, thanks


fedora 7, init, livna, nvidia, nvidia drivers, nvidia glx

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