Help, it troubles me... The sample gives error...

I installed cuda-driver,SDK,Toolkit in fedora, set the environment as instruction, when compiling, it gives error:

[root@elk NVIDIA_CUDA_SDK]# make

make[1]: Entering directory `/root/NVIDIA_CUDA_SDK/common’

a - obj/release/bank_checker.cpp_o

a - obj/release/cmd_arg_reader.cpp_o

a - obj/release/cutil.cpp_o

a - obj/release/error_checker.cpp_o

a - obj/release/stopwatch.cpp_o

a - obj/release/stopwatch_linux.cpp_o

a - obj/release/cutil_interop.cpp_o

make[1]: Leaving directory `/root/NVIDIA_CUDA_SDK/common’

make -C projects/boxFilter/

make[1]: Entering directory `/root/NVIDIA_CUDA_SDK/projects/boxFilter’

/usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lglut

collect2: ld returned 1 exit status

make[1]: *** […/…/bin/linux/release/boxFilter] Error 1

make[1]: Leaving directory `/root/NVIDIA_CUDA_SDK/projects/boxFilter’

make: *** [projects/boxFilter/Makefile.ph_build] Error 2

I guess lglut is some flag? <img src=‘http://hqnveipbwb20/public/style_emoticons/<#EMO_DIR#>/crying.gif’ class=‘bbc_emoticon’ alt=’:’(’ /> How can I fix it ? Or there is something wrong about the dirver? I post the install.log and bug.log.

I am new to this and thanks really :shifty:
nvidia_bug_report.txt (115 KB)
nvidia_installer.txt (2.36 KB)

From the release notes…

  1. “ld: cannot find -lglut”. On some linux installations (notably default RHEL
    4 update 3 installations), building the simpleGL example (and other examples
    that use OpenGL) can result in a linking error like the following.

     /usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lglut
    

    Typically this is because the SDK makefiles look for libglut.so and not for
    variants of it (like libglut.so.3). To confirm this is the problem, simply
    run the following command.

     ls /usr/lib | grep glut
    

    You should see the following (or similar) output.

    lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 16 Jan 9 14:06 libglut.so.3 -> libglut.so.3.8.0
    -rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 164584 Aug 14 2004 libglut.so.3.8.0

    If you have libglut.so.3 in /usr/lib, simply run the following command
    as root.

     ln -s /usr/lib/libglut.so.3 /usr/lib/libglut.so
    

    If you do NOT have libglut.so.3 then you can check whether the glut package
    is installed on your RHEL system with the following command.

     rpm -qa | grep glut
    

    You should see “freeglut-2.2.0-14” or similar in the output. If not, you
    or your system administrator should install the package “freeglut-2.2.0-14”.
    Refer to the Red Hat and/or rpm documentation for instructions.

    If you have libglut.so.3 but you do not have write access to /usr/lib, you
    can also fix the problem by creating the soft link in a directory to which
    you have write permissions and then add that directory to the libarary
    search path (-L) in the Makefile.

I do not have libglut.so.3 in usr/lib, but I have it in usr/lib64… any difference? :unsure:

Oh, it works, mfatica

Thank you very very much! It is so nice of you :hug:

I know this is old but I am having the same problem and my system is setup the way the release notes say it should be.

I type this

ls -l /usr/lib | grep glut

I get this

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 21 Nov 7 15:45 libglut.so -> /usr/lib/libglut.so.3

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 16 Mar 13 2007 libglut.so.3 -> libglut.so.3.8.0-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 164584 Aug 14 2004 libglut.so.3.8.0

Then I performed the link as suggest and now I have

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 21 Nov 7 15:45 libglut.so -> /usr/lib/libglut.so.3

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 16 Mar 13 2007 libglut.so.3 -> libglut.so.3.8.0-rwxr-xr-x 1 root root 164584 Aug 14 2004 libglut.so.3.8.0

But I still get the following error

/usr/bin/ld: skipping incompatible /usr/lib/libglut.so when searching for -lglut/

usr/bin/ld: cannot find -lglut

I have a feeling this is more about that skipping thing then anything else.

It seems like you are on a 64bit platform and you are trying to link the 32bit version of glut.
Do the same link in /usr/lib64

This fixed my problem. Thanks!