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#1 2005-03-04 14:49:35

CrayMk7
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From: Norway
Registered: 2004-03-29
Posts: 51

3D only as root ?

After a fresh install of arch 0.7 (today) on my internet, music & movie PC,  my normal user is denied 3D.

This is the error message I get : Error: Could not open /dev/nvidiactl because the permissions
are too resticitive.  Please see the FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
section of /usr/share/doc/NVIDIA_GLX-1.0/README for steps
to correct.

I have installed arch on this PC 4-5 times after discovering this amazing distro and this is the first time this has happened, I really do not need 3D on this machine, but it is annoying and I like those GL screensavers   tongue.

I have read the README, but could not see any obvious solution, (it could be me drinking beer and painting my living room roof ATM.  roll )

If anyone know how to fix this, please help.

Thanks.

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#2 2005-03-04 16:13:08

lucke
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From: Poland
Registered: 2004-11-30
Posts: 4,017

Re: 3D only as root ?

It's due to the latest udev update, which seem to have changed rules a bit. Just add your user to the video group (gpasswd -a user_name video). Remember to relogin in order to make this change active.

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#3 2005-03-04 16:38:43

CrayMk7
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From: Norway
Registered: 2004-03-29
Posts: 51

Re: 3D only as root ?

Ah.

Thanks alot lucke, that did the trick  big_smile (I was worried that the toxic fumes and alcohol was getting at me 8) ).

As a side note, I had to do a reboot as logging out and in was not enough in my case.

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#4 2005-03-04 19:40:56

FUBAR
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From: Belgium
Registered: 2004-12-08
Posts: 1,029
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Re: 3D only as root ?

Hmm, beer and paint fumes. Sounds like a party to me!


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