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Re: Google Earth and nVidia [partly solved...]



Just a guess here, but check where google earth is installed and in the
temp directory to see if any files were created as root.  Temp or rc or
init files being set to root will often keep user applications from
starting in linux and unix systems (one more reason using root to run
applications is not a good idea.)

Regards,
Les H
On Thu, 2008-06-12 at 18:36 -0400, Matthew Saltzman wrote:
> 
> On Wed, 2008-06-11 at 17:52 -0700, Lonni J Friedman wrote:
> > Your nvidia driver installation is broken.  If you're using Livna's
> > RPMs, then talk to them.
> 
> OK so part of the problem was that I had files from the nVidia
> installer
> lying around from before there were Livna RPMs available for that
> 169.04
> version.  My card didn't work with any older versions, so I used the
> install script when it came out, because I didn't have a fully
> functional machine without those drivers.  That's an object lesson in
> why it's not a good idea to mix the script installer and RPMs.  I
> think
> I have that cleaned up now (though it's hard to tell for sure without
> a
> manifest of all the files installed by the script).
> 
> But when I start the new googleearth as a normal user, I still don't
> see
> the globe or the controls.  It works fine if I start it as root.  The
> SEtroublesooter doesn't complain, either.
> 
> Any idea what's up with that?
> 
> Thanks.
> 
> >
> > On Wed, Jun 11, 2008 at 5:50 PM, Matthew Saltzman <mjs clemson edu>
> wrote:
> > > I just tried the latest GoogleEarth 4.3.7204.0836 (beta) with the
> latest
> > > kernel and nVidia drivers, and the result was:
> > >
> > >        $ googleearth
> > >        Error: API mismatch: the NVIDIA kernel module has version
> > >        173.14.05,
> > >        but this NVIDIA driver component has version 169.04.
> Please
> > >        make
> > >        sure that the kernel module and all NVIDIA driver
> components
> > >        have the same version.
> > >        NVIDIA: Direct rendering failed; attempting indirect
> rendering.
> > >
> > > And the screen opens, but no earth or controls show.
> > >
> > > Anybody have any idea what's up with that?  TIA.
> > >
> > >        $ rpm -q kernel
> > >        kernel-2.6.24.7-92.fc8.x86_64
> > >        kernel-2.6.25.4-10.fc8.x86_64
> > >        $ rpm -qa \*nvidia\*
> > >        xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-libs-173.14.05-1.lvn8.x86_64
> > >        kmod-nvidia-173.14.05-2.lvn8.x86_64
> > >        kmod-nvidia-2.6.25.4-10.fc8-173.14.05-2.lvn8.x86_64
> > >        xorg-x11-drv-nvidia-173.14.05-1.lvn8.x86_64
> > >        kmod-nvidia-2.6.24.7-92.fc8-173.14.05-1.lvn8.x86_64
> > >
> > > --
> >
> >
> --
>                 Matthew Saltzman
> 
> Clemson University Math Sciences
> mjs AT clemson DOT edu
> http://www.math.clemson.edu/~mjs
> 
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