Visit the LQ Articles and Editorials section
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Distributions > Slackware
User Name
Slackware This Forum is for the discussion of Slackware Linux.


  Search this Thread
Old 01-18-2005, 01:52 AM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Canada, Eh!
Distribution: Slackware 10.0
Posts: 5

Rep: Reputation: 0
glxinfo crashes as user. Works as Root...

Hello Everybody...

I am running Slackware 10.0. I have an ATI Radeon 9000 (Integrated Laptop card).
I have upgraded to Xorg 6.8.1, and have built and compiled Kernel 2.6.10.

During compile I enabled DRI for the Radeon driver.

My problem is this:
As root apps such as glxgears, glxinfo, and games such as tuxracer run without problem. (in fact, with very high frame rates)
But as any other user these programs all crash.

The error I get is "Segmentation Fault". Nice and generic I know, so I ran gdb on glxinfo, and tuxracer and got this error:

Program received signal SIGSEGV, Segmentation fault.
0x40126e91 in XextFindDisplay () from /usr/X11R6/lib/

This "file" exists and is symbolically linked to with permissions as follows:

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 14 2005-01-13 18:50 /usr/X11R6/lib/ ->

I have searched far and wide for a solution to this problem. It is obviously a permissions problem for a device, or library somewhere. (This problem also seems to be related to KDE OpenGL screensavers not working as a user either).

OpenGL based apps were working under 2.4.26. (Though with very sad frame rates)

I have no problem recompiling the kernel if it comes to that, but I am hoping it is a simple solution.

BTW I have also altered permissions for /dev/dri. I chmoded it to 666, and have:

Section "DRI"
Mode 0660

In my xorg.conf file.

Thanks for your time...
Old 01-18-2005, 01:58 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: Dec 2004
Distribution: Slackware, ROCK
Posts: 1,973

Rep: Reputation: 46
at the bottom of xorg.conf is yours 0660 or 0666?
Old 01-18-2005, 01:39 PM   #3
LQ Newbie
Registered: Aug 2003
Location: Canada, Eh!
Distribution: Slackware 10.0
Posts: 5

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
That solved it. Thanks!

Yep...It was 0660. Changed it to 0666.

Thanks for the help. (I Almost need someone to watch over my shoulders for config typos )


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
root (Admin) user crashes jimbrook SUSE / openSUSE 8 05-23-2005 07:04 PM
X only works with root user joe83 Slackware 14 09-06-2004 08:17 AM
IntelliMouse thumb buttons work as root, broken as non-root user, wheel works always digital vortex Linux - Hardware 7 03-02-2004 04:14 PM
DSL only works for root user reclusivemonkey Slackware 0 01-11-2004 06:03 AM
mozilla works fine when logged in as a user but crashes when logged in as root jimi Linux - General 6 04-02-2003 08:34 PM

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:13 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration