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From: justin <justin@×××××××××.net>
To: gentoo-doc@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-doc] enabling CONFIG_SYSVIPC in the kernel for nvidia and others.
Date: Wed, 15 Dec 2010 14:40:58
Message-Id: 4D08D350.4020202@j-schmitz.net
In Reply to: [gentoo-doc] enabling CONFIG_SYSVIPC in the kernel for nvidia and others. by Dale
On 15/12/10 09:26, Dale wrote:
> Hi, > > 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 > found) > > 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. > > Thanks > > Dale > > :-) :-) >
Hi dale, if it isn't properly checked during emerge, you should file a bug for that. There is a eclass which can check during build whether needed flags are enabled or not. Cheers justin

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