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From: Steve Brenneis <sbrenneis@×××××.net>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: [gentoo-user] KDE 3.5.5 and nvidia-drivers
Date: Wed, 22 Nov 2006 23:38:53
1 Apparently KDE 3.5.5 and the openGL portion of the nvidia-drivers
2 package don't get along too well.
4 I have a desktop and a laptop with nVidia cards. The desktop is an
5 AMD-64 machine, but Gentoo is built on it using the athlon-xp
6 architecture. The laptop is a Pentium 4.
8 On the AMD system, I had to select the xorg-x11 opengl libraries to get
9 kdesktop and kdeartwork-kscreensaver to build. Actually, at first, I
10 just set the use flags on kscreensaver and kdeartwork-kscreensaver to
11 -opengl, but then Control Center crashes every time I try to configure
12 the screensaver. There is no openGL use flag for kdesktop, so I had to
13 use the xorg-x11 (mesa, I assume) openGL libraries just to get it to
14 build. The error was unresolved symbols with names like
15 "_nv001215[something]" At the moment, I am unable to use the nVidia
16 openGL drivers that come with the nvidia-drivers package on the desktop.
18 On the laptop, after solving the problems with trying to build kde-3.5.5
19 with gcc-4.1 (emerge -ae world), kdesktop crashes when KDE is started
20 from kdm. However, if I shut down xdm and run startx from the command
21 line, KDE starts up and I get a desktop, but a number of KDE
22 applications crash when I try to run them (KCrash can't seem to find
23 kdeinit). Once again, kscreensaver crashes unless I set the openGL
24 libraries to xorg-x11.
26 The only thing I have found by searching the web and the Gentoo forums
27 about this was the suggestion to use the mesa openGL libraries to build
28 kscreensaver. That reference suggested changing back to the nVidia
29 libraries after building, but I can't get kscreensaver to stay alive if
30 I do that. I would expect that to be the case anyway.
32 Any ideas?
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Re: [gentoo-user] KDE 3.5.5 and nvidia-drivers Richard Fish <bigfish@××××××××××.org>
Re: [gentoo-user] KDE 3.5.5 and nvidia-drivers Philip Webb <purslow@×××××××××.ca>