nVidia from Freshrpms, selinux

Joel Gomberg obligor11-fedora at yahoo.com
Mon Jun 4 05:28:37 UTC 2007

Claude Jones wrote:
> Installed the nVidia driver from Freshrpms on F7, along with the dkms package. 
> When I rebooted, I got a bunch of nVidia denied messages. Someone had 
> mentioned in another thread going to the nVidia forum and getting some 
> suggestions about dealing with selinux; I found the following page and tried 
> some of the suggestions - some of the commands pointed to files that didn't 
> exist: http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=72490
> Those didn't help.
> I turned selinux off, uninstalled the nVidia driver, and reinstalled it. Now 
> it appears to be working well with glxgears giving me nearly 3000 FPS.
> Can anyone suggest how to get selinux and the nVidia driver to play nice? 
The problem -- at least with the Livna RPMs -- is that device files were 
installed into /etc/udev/devices, which has been deprecated.  The latest version 
of the Livna RPM makes SELinux happy by creating the device files through 
/etc/udev/makedev.d per Harald Hoyer's comment at:


and see


Based on your description, I would guess that the driver from freshrpms has the 
same defect.


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