[CentOS] Centos 5.8: starting firefox-16.0.1 kills X
johnny at centos.org
Thu Oct 18 18:20:49 EDT 2012
On 10/18/2012 05:00 PM, Ned Slider wrote:
> On 18/10/12 21:18, fred smith wrote:
>> On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 04:10:32PM -0400, fred smith wrote:
>>> On Thu, Oct 18, 2012 at 01:51:59PM -0600, Zube wrote:
>>>> On Thu Oct 18 03:43:40 PM, fred smith wrote:
>>>>>> That doesn't look good ...
>>>>> No, it doesn't. Perhaps I need to reinstall the Nvidia driver.
>>>>> but it's weird that everything seems to just work except for FF 16.0.1.
>>>> FF 16.0.1 from the mozilla site crashes X on CentOS 5.8 32-bit and
>>>> 64-bit if the latest NVIDIA drivers are installed (304.51). If the
>>>> older drivers (295.71) are used, it seems to be OK. It's also OK if
>>>> the NVIDIA drivers are not used. Also seems to be OK on CentOS 6.3.
>>>> I haven't tried older revisions of the 304 series driver.
>>> but I'm using 290.10, and have been for a few months. it just now
>>> started doing this. very strange.
>> So, I reinstalled the same Nvidia driver (290.10) and now FF 16.0.1
>> works! Go figure. I guess some file may have gotten hosed, somehow.
> The reason is that the NVIDIA installer overwrites some distro files
> with it's own version of some libs, in this case the offending file is
> So you install the nvidia drivers and everything works just fine, for
> Then last week an update was released for xorg-x11-server-Xorg which in
> turn re-overwrites the nvidia lib with the distro lib and you see the
> error you reported earlier along with the symptoms you describe.
> Then you reinstalled the nvidia drivers which of course over wrote the
> newly updated distro version of libglx.so (again) and everything was
> back working as before.
> The solution is not to use the NVIDIA provided binary drivers but
> instead to use the same drivers properly packaged by elrepo for your
> distro. The elrepo rpm package installs these libs to a separate
> directory where they will not conflict with the original distro libs and
> you will void this type of mess. Not to mention you don't need to
> reinstall the drivers every time there is a new kernel update.
I highly recommend using the elrepo NVIDIA drivers ... Its easy and it
has always "just worked" for me.
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