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Old 10-22-2004, 03:47 PM   #1
classicalcraig
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.xsession-errors growing wildly


When I work with Mdk10 for an extended time, the file ~/.xsession-errors grows rather a lot, after working for about an hour, I found it had taken up all 8GB of my home directory.
Is there a way to disable or limit the size of this file?
 
Old 10-22-2004, 06:23 PM   #2
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what all 8 gb of ur disk??????

wierd .. can u post an excerpt of the file ... [ i mean the most repetitive error]

I think u might have a runaway process on ur comp..

do ---> #top

to see which process is the most active ... which i am guessing to be X ... but other than that...
 
Old 10-23-2004, 09:55 AM   #3
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When I rebooted my computer from Windows to Linux, the file was overwritten, and is now 4.8 K, but the line which occurs most often, after running for a short time in clusters of up to 10 lines, is

Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".

this accounts for approximately half of the size of the file.
 
Old 10-23-2004, 10:40 PM   #4
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I think u have a problem with ur nvidia video card drivers...

If u installed them ... did it report errors during installation???

In ur /etc/X11/ directory u should see a file something like XF86Config which is the configuration file for ur Xserver

If u cant find it do ---> #locate XF86



PLEASE BACKUP UR FILE AND THEN EDIT IT....

In the Module section (of the XF86Config) , make sure you have:

Load "glx"

You should also remove the following lines:

Load "dri"
Load "GLcore"

restart your comp or ur Xserver..

See it the errors still persist.. if they do .... Uninstall any Nvidia drivers u have and install them again...


Best of Luck....

Last edited by UsualTuxpect; 10-23-2004 at 10:41 PM.
 
Old 10-24-2004, 12:06 AM   #5
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Tuxpect, could you please not use SMSish?
It's disgusting, and it makes people less familiar
with English believe that your gibberish is correct.


Thanks,
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Old 10-24-2004, 10:01 AM   #6
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Tuxpect, could you please not use SMSish?
It's disgusting, and it makes people less familiar
with English believe that your gibberish is correct.


Thanks,
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Hi craig it me
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Old 10-24-2004, 10:03 AM   #7
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Old 10-26-2004, 05:44 PM   #8
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>I think u have a problem with ur nvidia video card drivers...
>If u installed them ... did it report errors during installation???

I did not install any additional things other than the Linux program, but I had problems, and had to install just "configuration" and "KDE". I then installed the rest of the packages.


>In ur /etc/X11/ directory u should see a file something like XF86Config >which is the configuration file for ur Xserver
>If u cant find it do ---> #locate XF86
>
>PLEASE BACKUP UR FILE AND THEN EDIT IT....
>
>In the Module section (of the XF86Config) , make sure you have:
>Load "glx"
>You should also remove the following lines:
>Load "dri"
>Load "GLcore"

I don't know if this is an important clue to the problem, but the XF86Config file was empty initially


>restart your comp or ur Xserver..
>
>See it the errors still persist.. if they do .... Uninstall any Nvidia >drivers u have and install them again...
>
>
>Best of Luck....

I did this, and all of the errors stayed, I do not know how to uninstall the drivers, is this through the RPM Manager? If so, what is the name of the package I must remove?



In case it is of help, here is a larger extract of the .xsession-errors file, it continues by repeating errors which occur here mostly, I had ran Kwrite, KTerminal, su and vi to make the above modifications to XF86Config

startkde: Starting up...
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
ksplash: WARNING: KGenericFactory: instance requested but no instance name passed to the constructor!
QPixmap: Cannot create a QPixmap when no GUI is being used
QPixmap: Cannot create a QPixmap when no GUI is being used
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
QPixmap: Cannot create a QPixmap when no GUI is being used
QPixmap: Cannot create a QPixmap when no GUI is being used
kbuildsycoca running...
kded: WARNING: KGenericFactory: instance requested but no instance name passed to the constructor!
kded: WARNING: KGenericFactory: instance requested but no instance name passed to the constructor!
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
wave lookup: want=440.000000 got=440.000000 length=182592
filter: fc=0.816327 fr=1.088435 st=1.000000 is=65536
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
X Error: BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation) 2
Major opcode: 102
Minor opcode: 0
Resource id: 0x0
X Error: BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation) 2
Major opcode: 102
Minor opcode: 0
Resource id: 0x0
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
/home/classicalcraig/.mdkonline should be set to TRUE at /usr/bin/mdkapplet line 115.
clearing filter state at:
0) +0.00000000000000000000000000002323138573
1) -0.00000000000000000000000000001678080061
2) -0.00000000000000000000000000002468382445
3) +0.00000000000000000000000000000202230815
4) +0.00000000000000000000000000001943776699
5) +0.00000000000000000000000000000682708100
6) -0.00000000000000000000000000001057356249
7) +0.00000000000000000000000000003556987157
KFileMetaInfo: WARNING: error loading the plugin
KFileMetaInfo: WARNING: error loading the plugin
KFileMetaInfo: WARNING: error loading the plugin
 
  


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