[R] loading error of the Rcmdr library on Debian Sid [SOLVED]

A.J. Rossini rossini at blindglobe.net
Fri Sep 17 15:54:16 CEST 2004

That sounds like the result of having a too-old nvidia-common and
booting between 2.4 and 2.6 kernels.

I believe that nvidia until 2.6 likes the TLS libs, under 2.4 doesn't.

Thomas Schönhoff <tom_woody at swissinfo.org> writes:

> Hello,
> hopefully someone will remember my previous problem to load the Rcmdr
> library from within GNU R resulting in an error message:
> "libnvidia-tls.so.1: cannot handle TLS data".
> Some suggestions have been raised by Christian Schulz and others that
> unfortunately didn't work around this error.
> Nevertheless I felt very grateful for your suggestions!
> This morning I investigated this problem a bit more in depth. It
> turned out that a buggy NVidia driver (libnvidia-tls.so) is loaded by
> defualt provoking the reported problem.
> After renaming /usrlib/tls/ too /usr/lib/tls_old (can also be entirely
> removed!) the problem vanished inmediately and R Commander works
> smoothly out of the box!
> Just thought this might be of interest in case of someone else is
> affected by this NVidia related problem!
> regards
> Thomas
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