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Old 04-24-03, 04:25 PM   #1
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Default rh9 / 4363 breaks open office and xmms

mobo - epox 8kta3
proc - athlon 900
video card - GeForce2 MX 400
video bios - 03.11.01.26.02
driver - Linux-1.0--4363
distro - rh9 (2.4.20-6 kernel)

both xmms and openoffice fail to even start.
both programs showed similar behavior under the previous (-4349) driver.
i'd seen mention of the later 2.4.20-9 kernel patch in the discussion threads. should i give this a shot before doing anything else?
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Old 04-24-03, 04:47 PM   #2
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I'd at least try it, though I don't know how much it'll help.

When you say they don't start, what actually happens? Run them from a terminal, and see what gets printed.
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Old 04-24-03, 05:12 PM   #3
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looks like segmentation fault for xmms, don't know how to start openoffice from shell...
will have to download the 20-9 kernel patch. as i'm on dialup it may take a bit. thanks for the response.
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Old 04-24-03, 05:27 PM   #4
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I think you can start OpenOffice with ooffice, but I'm not sure -- hit oo, then hit the tab key a couple of times to see what it thinks exist, in the way of executables that start with "oo".
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Old 04-24-03, 06:03 PM   #5
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the oofice seemed to do the trick, unfortunately it returned the same "segmentation fault" as xmms seemed to. still downloading the kernel patch, so we'll see.
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Old 04-24-03, 06:10 PM   #6
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Maybe doing something like export LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.2.5 before starting xmms might help? If it does, then redo the nVidia drivers, but pass --force-tls=new to the installer.

I remember a very few people who couldn't get the installer to detect their glibc / kernel TLS support correctly; you might be having that same problem. Maybe. Try the LD_ASSUME_KERNEL thing first.
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Old 04-24-03, 06:39 PM   #7
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Default LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.2.5

the export L_ASSUME_KERNEL_2.2.5 worked beautifully. it ran both programs but while running xmms reported

libGL.so.1: cannot handle TLS data

now should i uninstall the nvidia driver, then do the

sh NVIDIA-Linux-1.0-4363.run --force-tls=new
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Old 04-24-03, 06:43 PM   #8
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You need to upgrade your glibc package - the boxed version of RedHat 9 shipped with a broken glibc. That's the source of your problems.

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Old 04-24-03, 06:54 PM   #9
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so after downloading and installing the new and improved glibc i need to reinstall the nvidia drivers or is simply installing the non-broken glibc enough?
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Old 04-24-03, 06:56 PM   #10
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The tls_test in the installer might have failed, depending. It's probably best to reinstall the driver to make sure the TLS libraries are installed. You shouldn't need to force them.

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Old 04-25-03, 07:55 PM   #11
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tried the glibc i686 upgrade rpm, the 2.4.20-9 i686 kernel upgrade rpm, uninstalled and reinstalled the nvidia drivers after both, still needed to use the
export LD_ASSUME_KERNEL=2.2.5
to make xmms and openoffice jump.
even tried to force the tls as bwkaz mentioned trying and it still didn't help.
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Old 04-25-03, 10:45 PM   #12
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Just to make doubly sure the glibc update happened, what does running /lib/libc.so.6 tell you, in the first line, where it has the version string?
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