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Old 09-11-2018, 07:34 AM   #1
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Nvidia GLX not Loading After Upgrade to xserver 1.20

Just a heads up for others who might have this problem -

after an apt-get upgrade, the nvidia glx failed to load after a restart of X, and as a result, steam and games slowed to a crawl, glxgears wouldn't run at all.

After a bunch of searching, this thread had the reason: they changed the X search path in 1.20, so it can't find the nvidia GLX module.

The thread recommends modifying /etc/nvidia/current/nvidia-drm-outputclass.conf to point to the nvidia module, which seems to fix it usually.

I needed to do an extra step: on my system, I had an xorg.conf that called module "glx". The fix referred to above didn't work until I removed/renamed the xorg.conf file so that it's not read by X. I didn't know that X doesn't need an xorg.conf anymore, but it seems to run fine without it now.

Hope this helps somebody having the same problem.
Old 09-13-2018, 08:29 PM   #2
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Thanks for posting this. I always have graphics driver problems whenever something related gets upgraded. I bookmarked your post.


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