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Month: November 2011

Re: [trinity-devel] Unable to start TDE

From: "Timothy Pearson" <kb9vqf@...>
Date: Fri, 25 Nov 2011 15:25:51 -0600
>> I haven't seen this behaviour in ages!  It is an
>> nVidia issue, as they
>> replace a system library (actually several of them) with
>> nVidia-specific
>> versions.  For some reason, those replaced libraries
>> don't work 100% with
>> the kinit system.  To prove this, fire up gdb and
>> attach to the frozen
>> process.  When you generate a backtrace, you will see
>> nVidia binary blobs
>> at the most recent call depth, even though kinit obviously
>> does not
>> compile/link against nVidia.
> Ah, confirmation. :)
> I don't know how to attach to the frozen process or generate a backtrace.
> Probably should learn. :)
> I don't think I need to do any of that to confirm what I already see. I
> know that the proprietary Nvidia drivers replace a few files. The question
> is how do I/we work around that?
> I have 3.5.10 running here as well as 3.5.13. I don't have this problem in
> 3.5.10 with the Nvidia drivers installed.
> Asking people to temporarily restore the stock X libs or disable the
> Nvidia drivers will cause people to laugh and forget about testing or
> using TDE. That is not a doable solution for newbies who are interested in
> TDE.
> 1. Is there any damage in startkde of running kdetcompmgr as a background
> task?
> 2. What process started in startkde is launching kconf_update?
> 3. Why is kconf_update being launched?
> 4. Is there a way to prevent kconf_update from running?
> Darrell

What version of the nVidia drivers does Slackware install?

The issue occurs within a very low level section of code, and I have not
seen it on my Ubuntu systems in ages, thus I suspect it may be a known
issue with older versions of the nVidia driver.