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Offline rvr

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Cannot run in Fedora 30
« on: 2019 May 27 12:00:03 »
I'm using PixInsight Core 01.08.06.1457 and recently upgraded to Fedora 30. When I run PixInsight, it doesn't load the screen, the process gets stuck. There are some warnings related to libGL.

[rvr@localhost bin]$ ./PixInsight.sh

PixInsight Core 01.08.06.1457 Ripley (x64)
Copyright (c) 2003-2019 Pleiades Astrophoto

libGL error: MESA-LOADER: failed to open nouveau (search paths /usr/lib64/dri)
libGL error: failed to load driver: nouveau
libGL error: MESA-LOADER: failed to open nouveau (search paths /usr/lib64/dri)
libGL error: failed to load driver: nouveau
libGL error: MESA-LOADER: failed to open swrast (search paths /usr/lib64/dri)
libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast


Checking with ldd there is a dependency problem with libidn.so.11 (f30 ships libidn.so.12), but I created a symlink and PI still doesn't run correctly.

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Re: Cannot run in Fedora 30
« Reply #1 on: 2019 May 27 12:10:18 »
Please see:

https://pixinsight.com/forum/index.php?topic=13428.msg81109#msg81109

The nouveau graphics driver is not compatible with current 1.8.6 versions of PixInsight. The only good solution to this problem is installing the proprietary Nvidia driver, disabling and blacklisting nouveau. In my post linked above you'll find several tutorials to do this on Fedora.

As for the dependency on libidn.so, I'll check it.
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Re: Cannot run in Fedora 30
« Reply #2 on: 2019 May 27 14:14:19 »
I hate disabling SecureBoot for this :-( ... but it works. Switching to nvidia driver now makes PixInsight to load correctly. Thanks for the tip.