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Old 12-19-03, 05:12 AM   #8
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Youre right, seems there is a directory there, which is not supposed to be there. Directories are a typical devfs-thing but the nvidia-driver does not support devfs, AFAIK, does it the old style...

So, you could try to delete the nvidia*-stuff in /lib/dev-state, I guess it's being backupped from there on demand by devfsd or something like that.

Permissions look fine, you need to rw- as user to run glx-things in X. To hinder msec from overriding perms there I have the following set in perm.local:

[root@blackbox root]# cat /etc/security/msec/perm.local
/dev/nvidia0 4660
/dev/nvidiactl 4660

where games is a group \me lives in. "current" would tell it not to touch these things, if I remember right. I do not exactly remember what the magic 4660 mean, but... works.

/dev/nvidia* looks like this here:

$ ll /dev/nvidia*
crw-rw---- 1 root games 195, 0 Dez 19 2003 /dev/nvidia0
crw-rw---- 1 root games 195, 255 Dez 19 2003 /dev/nvidiactl

1970 dates are a trace to devfs, it's the beginning of time on Unix-Systems, devfs|d will set this date on dev-nodes it creates dynamically.

goodLuck, have a nice Xmas!

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