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Old 05-15-2004, 06:57 AM   #1
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OpenGL Screensavers Crash X

Does anyone else have trouble with OpenGL screensavers in XScreensaver crashing the X Server? I'm using the official ATI drivers but it doesn't matter which kernel version I'm using, which distribution, which version of the drivers I'm using it always crashes my system when I use an OpenGL screensaver. The interesting thing about this is that it doesn't crash my system if I run an OpenGL game, WineX or otherwise.

Any ideas?

Old 05-16-2004, 01:16 AM   #2
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just re-install the xscreensaver package.............
there might be a shared library that is not
getting noticed, or it got installed to the wrong directory??!!
Old 05-21-2004, 01:04 PM   #3
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I'm facing the same problem, except that my computer freezes several minutes after the screensaver has started to run. I guess if a lib was not installed correctly, it would crash right away, not after some time.
Any ideas about this?


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