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The nuts and bolts => X-Rated => Topic started by: carsten on July 24, 2007, 12:12:40 pm

Title: Picasa troubles (solved)
Post by: carsten on July 24, 2007, 12:12:40 pm
Hy together,
after the tragic incident with an attempt to resize my partions I had to do complete re-install.
One of my favorite applications is Picasa (Linux-Version). It is installed and running fine so far, but every first start after boot it tells me:

/dev/nvidia0 or /dev/nvidiactl are not accessable, Picasa will crash if the files are not accessable. To fix this, as root, please run:

chmod 666 /dev/nvidia0 /dev/nvidiactl

Easy enough, and afterwards it runs. But it will be the same every time again. Can somebody explain this or has a permanent cure?

Btw, my box is staring a Nvidia GForce 5500, running on the legacy-driver of Vector 5.8 Standard

Carsten



Title: Re: Picasa troubles
Post by: lagagnon on July 24, 2007, 12:38:22 pm
...chmod 666 /dev/nvidia0 /dev/nvidiactl[/color]
Easy enough, and afterwards it runs. But it will be the same every time again. Can somebody explain this or has a permanent cure?
...

I am not sure but try adding that line to the bottom of your /etc/rc.d/rc.local file.
Title: Re: Picasa troubles (solved)
Post by: carsten on July 24, 2007, 01:25:29 pm
Hy,
that did it  :D
I will chant 1000 songs to praise your wisdom and charitable mindset  ;D

Carsten