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Hi im having a few problems getting the nvidia drivers to work. i followed the advice on the gentoo wiki, but after doing the part where you grep for direct ...
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    nvidia problem


    Hi im having a few problems getting the nvidia drivers to work.

    i followed the advice on the gentoo wiki, but after doing the part where you grep for direct rendering i was told it was not active....

    i continued anyway, thinking maybe it would work after restart....


    Now x server starts ok, and gdm works fine, but KDE hangs when starting at the "Initalising Devices" stage on the splash screen and does nothing after that.

    However, if i log in as root, KDE works fine and i have direct rendering etc....

    I changed the xorg.conf back to using nv as the driver and KDE starts fine again, but as I recompiled the system with the nvidia use flag, some progs wont work any more and id rather get nvidia drivers working than re compile again.....

    Any ideas what could be causing this or how to fix or even see what is the problem?

    Thanks!

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    I think it is a permissions problem.Just do
    Code:
    chmod 777 nvidia*
    That should fix that(by upgrading permissions of /dev/nvidia0 and /dev/nvidiactl).Try it and tell me if it works
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    Actually, for paul's solution, the command is:

    Code:
    chmod 777 /dev/nvidia*

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    Worked a treat, thanks! Had to cd /dev first tho...but i figured that one out for myslef lol

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