Thursday 18 July 2013

NVIDIA 32bit OpenGL Libraries on 64bit Linux

A short and sweet post, but it appears many people have the same issue installing the latest nvidia drivers using their installer, mainly to do with using the 32bit compatibility libraries. There are a couple of options to the installer you can use to decides where they should be put, these are:

  • --compat32-chroot
  • --compat32-prefix
  • --compat32-libdir
(I think, this is from memory)

You may find your apps still can't find them. Well it turns out theres an easier solution:

# echo "<path to libraries>" >> /etc/
# ldconfig

Thats it. For example if you use the default paths, <path to libraries> should be /emul/ia32-linux/usr/lib