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Old 09-24-2005, 03:01 AM   #1
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Wink GLX problem


Hello
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 !
 
Old 09-24-2005, 04:37 AM   #2
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WELCOME

Try re-installing the nvidia driver.

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Old 09-24-2005, 04:38 AM   #3
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thanks, tried that already
 
Old 09-24-2005, 09:00 AM   #4
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Maybe you should start with telling us how (what commands) you installed the Nvidia driver?

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Old 09-24-2005, 01:54 PM   #5
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Just the ordinary: sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7174-pkg1.run. And nothing more special.
 
Old 09-24-2005, 07:15 PM   #6
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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?
 
Old 09-26-2005, 04:00 AM   #7
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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.
 
Old 09-26-2005, 07:34 AM   #8
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Edit: Sorry, I didn't read well enough.

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Old 09-26-2005, 12:04 PM   #9
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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?

MagicMan

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Old 09-26-2005, 06:36 PM   #10
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Originally posted by MagicMan
I noticed that Pat compiled X in 10.2 with kernel 2.6.13, could this be the problem?

MagicMan
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?
 
Old 09-26-2005, 08:05 PM   #11
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Same exact problems here. Someone _definately_ needs to contact pat about this!
 
Old 09-27-2005, 01:53 AM   #12
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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.
 
Old 09-27-2005, 07:29 AM   #13
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I tried all the 7xxx drivers and none of them worked. I think this is not nvidia drvivers issue, because they worked fine for me with the 10.1 version.
 
Old 09-27-2005, 06:12 PM   #14
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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.

HTH
 
Old 09-27-2005, 06:33 PM   #15
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HAHAHAH! Total RTFM!

I snagged the Readme for the nVid linux driver.

The HowTo here (I think it was here, maybe in another thread) says in your xorg.conf file you want to set your driver to

Driver "nv"

Well apparently this must have changed somewhere down the line, as in the Readme in Chapter 3, it says to remove that "nv" driver and use

Driver "nvidia"

Try that... everything just falls into place!

P.S. this is with the 7676 driver.
 
  


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