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I'm using Slackware 10.2 and I have a Geforce DDR video card. The last nvidia driver that supports that card is version 1.0-7174. When I installed it, the X server started to crash each time I tried to load it:
Caught signal 11. Server aborting.
In the xorg.log file I noticed it crashed after trying to initialize the GLX extension. So I removed "Load "glx"" from the Module section in xorg.conf. Now the X server starts without problems. But as you can guess I don't have OpenGL support under X.
Any solutions of the problem are appreciated !
Could tell me a little more about the video card? Specifically what card is it? I've never heard of Geforce DDR.
Nevermind, a google search showed me that this card is old as dirt. Did it ever have opengl functioning?
Oh, yes, it is quite old - the first release of the Geforce series (Geforce256). But it still works quite well. The manual even says it is optimized for DirectX 7 and OpenGL features
I'll probably try with an older driver.
Well, I don't really think the age of the card is the problem. I have a eVGA nVidia Geforce6 6600 GT and have the same problem with 10.2 (kernel 2.4.31). Installation of nVidia's 7676 driver goes without a hitch (completely stock 10.2). I change vesa to nvidia in the stock xorg.conf and then X halts right at GLX. I tried using my xorg.conf from 10.1 and -current (less the last X update before 10.2), it does the same thing. I tried using an older nvidia driver, same problem. I noticed that Pat compiled X in 10.2 with kernel 2.6.13, could this be the problem?
Last edited by fcaraballo; 09-26-2005 at 11:05 AM.
Originally posted by MagicMan I noticed that Pat compiled X in 10.2 with kernel 2.6.13, could this be the problem?
Maybe, but I am running Slack with kernel 2.4.31 and installing the 7676 driver went well, and x does start appropriately. My only issue is that I seem to no longer have GL support. When running under the VESA driver, the GL screensavers that come with KDE worked, but slow. Now the GL screensavers will not load at all, even in the preview.
Rather interesting to me. Anyone have any clue why this could be?
Originally posted by dsojat10 Yep... just another nVidia driver issue. I had the problem as you ppl. I solved it by going to an the 6111 driver from nVidia. It is smaller and apparently more stable for this video card.
I did try installing the 6111 driver. Went in with no problem also. It did say something about having a problem with a Riva* driver or something being active and causing problems with GL support. The GL screensavers still do not come up, but this time I have error messages to provide.
glblur: display ":0.0" does not support the GLX extension
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0"
the latter is displayed about 8 or 10 times in a row after you hit the test button in the Control Center dialog. However, these messages were shown on the terminal and I did not see them until after exiting my X session.