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Old 12-22-2004, 04:24 PM   #1
Registered: Mar 2004
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NVIDIA (again!) symlinks gone missing?!

I am using Fedore Core 3 on a x86 dual-boot PC, and enjoying it greatly.
However, I recently updated the Kernel using Up2Date (I know it's just a fancy yum interface, but stay with me.) and reinstalled the NVidia drivers from the website.
I know from experience that if I don't, they simply don't work.
I was happily playing my newly updated version of Unreal Tournement 2003 last night enjoying its lack of shudder which I don't miss at all from XP.
However, this morning - suddenly - I no longer have GLX running. UT2003 just exits and when I run it from terminal I get "GLX not loaded".
Say now! - I run glxgears and get the same, instead of a nice perky 2500+ fps.

I went to reinstall the NVIDIA drivers just incase, and get mutiple "usr/lib/" "usr/lib/" etc. symlink missing errors.
I had a look at the README for the drivers (thank you NVidia...) at appendix C and I can see a happy shiny list of programs that are installed, but have no idea what to symlink or precisely how. I know the command "ln -s" is used for that, but what I'm supposed to put and in what order exactly I have NO idea!


-A sad former UT2003 player...
Old 12-22-2004, 05:22 PM   #2
Registered: Oct 2003
Location: Belgium
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On my box 'usr/lib/' links to 'usr/lib/' and 'usr/lib/' links to ''. I guess 6629 is the version of my driver so that could be different on your setup. If you run 'ls /usr/lib/*' you can see if the library is still installed. If it is, you can recreate the links.

Hope this helps.


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