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Old 12-15-2010, 07:26 AM
Default enabling CONFIG_SYSVIPC in the kernel for nvidia and others.


I ran into a problem yesterday and now that it is fixed, I wanted to
mention it here to see if you think the docs need to mention this. This
is a brief version. I built a new system that has a Nvidia card and a
LG monitor. I could not get the GUI to work and the nvidia drivers to
load properly. This is the relevant error:

(EE) Failed to initialize GLX extension (Compatible NVIDIA X driver not

The problem turned out to be that CONFIG_SYSVIPC was missing in the
kernel. This is not just used by nvidia but it appears that at least in
some cases nvidia needs that in the kernel. This is not mentioned on
the nvidia driver docs page. I think it should be mentioned but it may
also be needed somewhere else and someone may want to test if ATI needs
the same option.

I'll leave it up to the experts to decide where this should be. If it
turns out that ATI needs this too, maybe it should be in the xorg
configure section to cover both Nvidia and ATI.

Let me know if you need more info.



:-) :-)

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