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Old 10-02-2003, 07:24 PM   #1
SSJ-sHaDoW
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OpenGL programs crash... grr...


In the beginning, my OpenGL programs ran fine, albeit insanely slooooowwww...

So, I downloaded the new nvidia driver update. It installed fine and everything, I edited the XF86Config-4 file properly, and my video card is supported, blah, blah, blah...

But now, OpenGL programs crash right when they load! I read the readme several times, and the closest thing I could find was, "Some OpenGL applications (like Quake3 Arena) crash when I start them on Red Hat Linux 9.0," and their solution was, "Please obtain at least glibc-2.3.2-11.9 which is available as an update from Red Hat."

But I have Mandrake, not Red Hat... so I thought I should check here before I attempt to download this glibc-2.3.2-11.9. Should I get it? Or will it screw things up because it's solely meant for Red Hat or something?

Or what do you think is the problem?

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Old 10-02-2003, 07:34 PM   #2
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"before I attempt to download this glibc-2.3.2-11.9. Should I get it? Or will it screw things up because it's solely meant for Red Hat or something?"

glibc is used in every distribution. Yes you should try upgrading glibc which will probably also ask you to upgrade gcc and maybe some other packages. Where the distribution comes in is that a rpm package provided by your distribution is more likely to install nicely than a rpm put out by a different distribution. So try the glibc-2.3.2 or higher package from Mandrake.


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Old 10-02-2003, 07:34 PM   #3
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I can't say if that will fix your OpenGL issue, but I am sure you can get the same glibc package from Mandrake. I wouldn't use the Red Hat one.

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Old 10-02-2003, 08:37 PM   #4
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hmm... I couldn't find one for Mandrake... maybe I'll try the Red Hat one... what's the worst that could happen?

Oh and I have another question. For the options that you can put in the XF86Config-4 file, what section are you supposed to put them under exactly?
 
  


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