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Old 04-17-03, 08:47 AM   #1
Bob Abooey
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Default RH 9.0 - TNT2 - xmms and open office segfault

I've got a fresh install of the official RedHat 9.0 release (got the box set from RedHat)

After install (with the 'nv' driver) I can use xmms and open office with no problems. After I install the latest nVidia drivers for linux and change my XFree86 file X comes up with no problems but xmms and open office both segfault on startup.

To verify that it was the nVidia drivers causing this I did a fresh install and immediatly after booting for the first time I started both xmms and open office (both start up fine), installed the driver, then attempted to start xmms (segfault) and openoffice(segfault)

Previously I was running RH 8.0 with the same hardware and the older RH 8.0 nVidia driver with no problems.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Old 04-17-03, 12:45 PM   #2
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Default Fresh RH 9.0, NEW nvidia Drivers, and xmms (and others) not working together

I have had the same problem.

I have a fresh Red Hat 9 install, and have tried this a few times, but when I first boot the system XMMS works fine, but after I install the Nvidia drivers, XMMS won't start again. Any help? Thanks
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Old 04-17-03, 02:18 PM   #3
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From the README:

Q: Some OpenGL applications (like Quake3 Arena) crash when I start them
on Red Hat Linux 9.0.
A: Some versions of the glibc package shipped by Red Hat that support
TLS do not properly handle using dlopen() to access shared libraries
which utilize some TLS models. This problem is exhibited, for example,
when Quake3 Area dlopen()'s NVIDIA's libGL library. Please obtain
at least glibc-2.3.2-11.9 which is available as an update from Red Hat.

The US boxed version of RH9 shipped with a broken glibc. You'll need to grab the update from your favorite RH mirror.

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Old 04-17-03, 03:24 PM   #4
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Default Ah... thanks

Thanks Andy,

I skimmed through the readme but missed that.

I guess my assumption also was that the good folk at RH would actually test something as trivial as the copy of glibc they ship with a major release...

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