I've got the following problem: currently I have Debian Sid (with kernel 2.6.10), with latest release of Xorg from Ubuntu's repositories, and nVidia drivers version 6629.
By installing nVidia drivers in the standard way (I mean, "sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-6629-pkg1.run"), I got kernel module working fine, but not GLX at all (even if I correctly modified xorg.conf). I have to say that I have the same configuration on my laptop but with Slackware 10.1 and everything works (GLX included), so I think my problem depends on Debian.
By launching "glxinfo" or "glxgears", I received "missing glx extension on :0.0 ...".
Well now, a few weeks ago I decided to try transparency on Xorg, so I downloaded "xcompmgr" and "transset" and modified xorg.conf like this:
# I added this to tweak on Xorg...
Option "Composite" "true"
Option "RENDER" "true"
[... bla bla bla...]
Identifier "nVidia GeForceFX 5900"
# ... and this, by following a tutorial
Option "RenderAccel" "true"
Transparency is cool, but I'd love to have GLX, so finally I decided to install "nvidia-glx" package with APT.
Now, when I launch X and try "glxinfo" or "glxgears", I get a loud and clear "Segmentation fault", nothing else.
I noticed, by reading Xorg logs, that
(EE) GLX is not supported with the Composite extension.
Ok, but if I comment out (or remove) the new lines I added to xorg.conf a few weeks ago to have transparency working, when I launch X I see shitty dirty green lines on white background, then X dies silently...
What could I do now?
If I have to remove the Composite extension to have GLX working, goodbye Composite extension!!! But if I remove it, X doesn't work.
Please help me I'm getting mad!!!
Thanks very much!