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Old 10-18-07, 12:25 PM   #4
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Default Re: Segfault in Firefox (GeForce 7600, Linux 2.6.9, JOGL)

C'mon, man... I don't speak video card, but I did spend money on this product, so could you please back off on the scolding and help me out just a bit more here??? I *have* tried to follow the instructions in the stickies. But there are many stickies and many of them are several years old and there are many machine configurations to consider and if I were an expert, I wouldn't be needing to post here.

I ran this command from one of the stickies "Installing NVIDIA Linux graphics drivers on recent distributions (FC, Ubuntu, etc)" to make certain that I am running the latest version of required libraries:
[root@localhost js]# yum install kernel-smp-devel xorg-x11-server-sdk pkgconfig
Setting up Install Process
Setting up repositories
Reading repository metadata in from local files
Parsing package install arguments
No Match for argument: xorg-x11-server-sdk
Nothing to do
Now what, eh?

I don't know what the heck SELinux is, so I didn't change the security context also listed on that same stickie.

The sticky entitled ": If you have a stability problem, PLEASE read this first" was posted in 2005 WELL BEFORE THE LATEST DRIVER WAS RELEASED. I am not going to screw around with my system and apply commands blindly because someone said so two years ago in response to two year old versions of Linux kernels and video drivers. (Was this card even available two years ago? I don't know.)

Yes, I have searched the other postings. Which, I should mention, was a real pain because of the restriction that users can only perform one search every 60 seconds.

Look. I am not some kid trying to run the latest video game - I am trying to make a living as part of a web 2.0 startup and since upgrading to the latest version of the Nvidia drivers, JOGL applications crash big time.

I emailed a copy of nvidia-bug-report.log thanks to what I read in the sticky "If you have a problem, PLEASE read this first". So now when am I going to be contacted by a human that can help me to find out what the hell is going on???

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