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Old 08-14-2003, 02:42 PM   #1
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Nvidia Linux Mandrake security problem...


Please help me...:-)

I have this problem in Linux Mandrake 9.1 beta mentioned below in README. I am
concerned of this solution to fix this problem. I mean if I disable
the this PAM security system like recommended, there will be a huge
security hole in my system. Am I right? Furthermore when I edited the
"console.perms" file it fixed the system, but Linux became unbootable...what I
did wrong?

Q: OpenGL applications exit with the following error message:

Error: Could not open /dev/nvidiactl because the permissions
are too restrictive. Please see the FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
section of /usr/share/doc/NVIDIA_GLX-1.0/README for steps
to correct.

A: It is likely that a security module for the PAM system may be
changing the permissions on the NVIDIA device files. In most cases
this security system works, but it can get confused. To correct this
problem it is recommended that you disable this security feature.
Different Linux distributions have different files to control this;
please consult with your distributor for the correct method of
disabling this security feature. As an example, if your system has
the file /etc/security/console.perms then you should edit the file
and remove the line that starts with "<dri>

Last edited by Tommi; 08-14-2003 at 03:00 PM.


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