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On 15/12/10 09:26, Dale wrote:
> 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.
> :-) :-)
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.