Latest f8 kernel vs startx, 1-0

Gene Heskett gene.heskett at
Tue Jan 29 03:32:50 UTC 2008

On Monday 28 January 2008, John Thompson wrote:
>On 2008-01-28, Gene Heskett <gene.heskett at> wrote:
>> The latest yum installed kernel ( boots to runlevel
>> 3 just fine, but startx fails, something about the GLX module even though
>> I have a script that builds a fresh nvidia.ko in my rc.local list that did
>> run successfully.
>> So I'm back on ATM.
>What happens if you try the open source "nv" driver instead?  Did you
>recompile the proprietary NVidia modules for the new kernel?
Yes, I long ago wrote a script to do that automatically.  Its launch is the 
last line in rc.local.  If its a reboot and the module is present, it does 
nothing, if its missing, it builds and installs it as part of the boot 
process so I don't have to worry about it.  I sat here and watched it build 
the module for

I can post the script, and how its setup, if anyone is interested.

Thanks John.

Cheers, Gene
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