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Old 01-10-2007, 12:52 AM   #1
nitrousoxide82
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X server crashing after upgrade (SOLVED)


After upgrading package xserver-xorg-core to the latest version (apt-get upgrade), Wine (0.9.28) is causing the X server to crash. Wasn't doing this before the upgrade. Upgraded package version is 1:1.1.1-0ubuntu12.1. Can I request a downgrade? What version number should I use for that?

[Edit]I just downgraded it to 1:1.1.1-0ubuntu12 and Wine still causes X to crash. I am positive that this system wasn't doing this like the day before yesterday. And I didn't switch versions of Wine or anything like that...

[Another Edit] Just grabbed Wine 0.9.29 from WineHQ's APT repository and still no go. Anyone getting the same problem?

[Yet Another Edit] I just found out that the problem isn't restricted to Wine. ZSNES, MAME and StepMania all crashed the X server and got me back to the login prompt. All of them used to work. I'm totally clueless as what the problem might be... any help is most appreciated.

[Enough already!!] I found the cause of the problem - it's OpenGL-related. All programs I mentioned use OpenGL (at the exception of Wine, at least I didn't know until now - it must be for DirectX emulation or something). MAME worked when setting its video output to software mode. Looking further...

[You just like editing, don't you?] Finally solved. I decided to edit and leave it here for future (and for other users', if need be) reference... I think the new X server didn't like something about NVIDIA's binary driver, so... I compiled a new kernel (2.6.19, straight from www.kernel.org), installed the latest NVIDIA driver on it, and... after hours of configuring, compiling, setting boot options etc., the problem is gone!

Last edited by nitrousoxide82; 01-10-2007 at 04:22 AM. Reason: Solved the problem described in the post.
 
Old 04-08-2007, 12:16 AM   #2
corvus123
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Thanks, you just saved me hours and hours of annoyance! FWIW I just reinstalled (recompiled) the NVIDIA driver and I was set.

Last edited by corvus123; 04-08-2007 at 12:17 AM.
 
Old 05-02-2007, 12:59 AM   #3
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Thanks Nitrousoxide for the direction.. I was facing the same problem and was clueless as to what had caused it.
I am running Debian sid and it turns out that the xserver-xorg-core had over-written the libglx.so in the xorg's modules. So nvidia crashed out whenever the glx drivers were called (which happened to be anytime wine started or glx related query was raised)
so...
I fixed it by renaming the libglx.so in /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions and then sym-linking the nvidia libglx file as libglx.so

I think re-installing nvidia has the same effect and therefore it works.

Makes me wonder though. Why didnt apt give me an error before over-writing a file?
more details http://www.mail-archive.com/wine-dev.../msg32879.html
 
Old 08-07-2007, 08:56 AM   #4
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Thank you, I though it has to be nvidia drivers since noticed that direct rendering is off. As usually after xorg* upgrade.
If anyone would be so kind and posted his solution..
 
  


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