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Old 11-04-2007, 11:15 PM   #1
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NVIDIA and SELinux - can they co-exist??


I've been trying to get NVIDIA drivers running on my laptop with success only if I disable SELinux. I'm using the drivers from NVIDIA's web site and can install them with SELinux enabled, but X crashes unless I set SELinux to Permissive.

I know others have had the same problems and many have simply disabled SELinux - is that such a good idea?? I've also tried chcon -t textrel_shlib_t on the files that SELinux finds offensive, without success.

Any tips??

-Kirk
 
Old 11-05-2007, 02:39 AM   #2
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Which distribution?

I have SELinux running on fedora, and installed the nvidia drivers through YUM... No problems at all.

SELinux hasn't given me any trouble since Suse, 2 years back. But I don't think you are putting yourself at great risk if you leave it at 'permissive' or even disable it completely.

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Old 11-05-2007, 02:49 AM   #3
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If you can, try the rpm from livna.org. Seems to run fine with SELinux
 
Old 11-05-2007, 11:25 AM   #4
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I'm currently running F7 test 3 and will probably pull down F8 when it hits the streets. Will the rpms at livna.org be up to date for F8? Are the rebuilt on the fly?
 
Old 11-06-2007, 04:19 AM   #5
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If you can wait another 3 days until F8 is out, then you don't have to worry about that

I don't think it would cause problems. I have installed the nvidia driver from linva, and after that switched to the realtime kernel, and to my suprise I did not boot up into the command line - apparently it added the appropriate nvidia kernel modules as dependency. So I guess it will do the same if there is a new kernel for F8.
But still, why bother taking a risk...
 
Old 11-06-2007, 09:12 AM   #6
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Waiting patiently...

Yes, I will probably wait to do much more until F8 comes out. I've been working with F7t3 just to get a handle on the likely issues. So far, so good - I can get wireless working, NVIDIA (with only the SELINUX dependency), and all of my favorite software up and running. Wednesday, Wednesday, Wednesday.... 8^)

-Kirk
 
Old 11-06-2007, 01:17 PM   #7
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I think you mean Thursday - isn't that the 8th?
 
Old 11-06-2007, 01:20 PM   #8
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Crap!! Now I have to wait until Thursday??!!?? ugh. 8^)

Yep, I just looked at the wrong day.
 
  


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