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Old 01-24-06, 02:38 PM   #1
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Default Few glitches with 8178 on FC5 Test2

I just installed the new nvidia drivers + patch on my EM64T system
running Fedora Core 5 Test2. I can report two problems I encountered:

1. I used "nvidia-installer" from the extracted package to do the installation
and for some reason the ncurses screens were completely garbled and
fonts had no spaces between words. I managed to get through by
bliindly choosing yes and hitting enter.

2. After the install I noticed that the libXvMCNVIDIA libraries were under
/usr/X11R6/lib64 directory. This should be under /usr/lib64 for modular X.
Everything else was installed under /usr/lib64 or /usr/lib.

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Old 01-24-06, 05:53 PM   #2
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Default Re: Few glitches with 8178 on FC5 Test2

Both of these issues are known bugs.

The first issue is bug 207742.
The 2nd issue is bug 198751.

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Old 01-24-06, 08:26 PM   #3
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Default Re: Few glitches with 8178 on FC5 Test2

Those 'issues' are pretty easy to work around for now. I did this after patching:

Code:
./nvidia-installer -n --ui=none --x-prefix=/usr/lib64 --x-module-path=/usr/lib64/xorg/modules
This appears to put things where they belong (nvidia confirm this please?)

However, I get the following failure when trying to start X

Code:
dlopen: /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so: cannot enable executable stack as shared object requires: Permission denied
(EE) Failed to load /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so
(EE) Failed to load module "glx" (loader failed, 7)
dlopen: /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.so.so: cannot enable executable stack as shared object requires: Permission denied
(EE) Failed to load /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers/nvidia_drv.so
(EE) Failed to load module "nvidia" (loader failed, 7)
(EE) No drivers available
link issue? SELinux issue?

Should this be submitted as a bug?
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Old 01-24-06, 08:59 PM   #4
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Default Re: Few glitches with 8178 on FC5 Test2

Yes, that's an SELinux issue. You can work around it by running "setenforce 0" as root before installing the driver, and then "setenforce 1" afterwards.

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Old 01-25-06, 01:20 PM   #5
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Default Re: Few glitches with 8178 on FC5 Test2

Hmm, definitely SElinux.

setenforce 0 and install as above.

startx works

setenforce 1 followed by startx does not - same error as before.
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Old 01-25-06, 03:28 PM   #6
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Yes, I'm seeing the same problem now. It looks like SELinux needs to be disabled for X to start. I've opened bug 207999 for this issue.

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Old 01-25-06, 03:35 PM   #7
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Is there a place for me to track this on your bug system or is that internal to nvidia? If it's internal would you mind posting back here after you guys have a chance to look at this?

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Old 01-25-06, 03:38 PM   #8
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The bug tracking system is not publicly acessible. You're welcome to post here or email linux-bugs@nvidia.com if you'd like a status update on this bug.

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Old 04-30-06, 02:17 PM   #9
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Default Re: Few glitches with 8178 on FC5 Test2

I am posting this message mostly for my own "future reference".

I have had this problem twice, and thanks to the clues above, I was able to fix my problem.

My solution: create symbolic links for the drivers from /usr/X11R6/lib64/modules/drivers/ to /usr/lib64/xorg/modules/drivers

Voilą!

To compiled the driver, I had to install the "kernel-devel" and be sure that the NVIDIA "package...run" could find them. Obviously, a "bug" in the building of the driver utility.

Now for the dual-heads...

edit the /etc/X11/xorg.conf file to load the correct driver for the second screen (the gtk-util added "nv" for some reason)..
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Old 04-30-06, 02:35 PM   #10
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Creating symlinks is unneccesary, and are not a result of any bugs. Please see:
http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=68681

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