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Old 12-11-2002, 06:15 AM   #1
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Question X on redhat 7.2 (nvidia) compiled kernel

Hi, everybody!

I have a little prob.:

I have compiled my kernel (rh 7.2) and added the nvidia drivers for linux (from and my X won't start on the compiled version.

I have the XFree86 log but I don't know what could I make of it.
The log contains the line:
"(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to obtain a shared memory identifier"

If somebody could help me I would be very thankful.
Old 12-13-2002, 09:07 AM   #2
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Is that the only line that started with (EE)? Maybe post about the last 20 or so lines of XFree86.log.
Old 12-13-2002, 09:09 AM   #3
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You compiled your own kernel? Did you then use the .tar.gz files, or the .rpm files for your NVidia drivers?
Old 12-16-2002, 09:57 AM   #4
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I managed to make it work

That was the only (EE) line ...

I never compiled the nvidia drivers UNDER the compiled kern.
(Pretty stupid - i'm a rookie)

Thanks to everybody

PS:Not everybody can access Internet on a daily basis....



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