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From: Mateusz Arkadiusz Mierzwinski <mateuszmierzwinski@×××××.com>
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 15:14:24
In Reply to: Re: [gentoo-doc] enabling CONFIG_SYSVIPC in the kernel for nvidia and others. by justin
I think that SYSVIPC should be enabled by everyone. Inter Process
Communication in style of SystemV is good thing. My apps are using it so no
one knows if it's not needed in n-number of developers. Also I like Shared
Memory, Pipes, FIFO etc. This should be enabled in kernel by default.

Mateusz M.

2010/12/15 justin <justin@×××××××××.net>

> 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 > >