Nvidia and SElinux

Daniel J Walsh dwalsh at redhat.com
Mon Oct 27 19:21:07 UTC 2008


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Chuck Forsberg WA7KGX N2469R wrote:
> The Nvidia X driver is a "killer application".  Can't get the
> card fan to quiet down without it.  Cen't get compiz running
> without it.  Some apps such as Flightgear aren't usable without it.
> 
> Integrated motherboard graphics I've seen are too slow.
> Not an answer except for servers people hardly look at.
> 
> Assuming SElinux provides an important level of real world
> protection, it needs to work in the desktop world.  If SElinux
> is that important it shouldn't be such a hassle that only server
> admins will put up with it.
> 
If you want to run SELinux and NVidia libraries and propretary blobs you
will need to turn off execstack protection.

# setsebool -P allow_execstack 1

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