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Old 10-24-2004, 02:41 PM   #1
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yet another nvidia driver installation problem

It seems like everyone is having one of these. I was able to get past the installation and start X, however everytime I run an application (Celestia, Chromium) requiring OpenGL it crashes before starting up. The readme says to double check if I have any conflicting libraries, and there doesn't seem to be any, but I need to make sure as I don't have much of a clue where to look. Is there a short, easy, way that I can check for conflicting libraries, such as a program or a script?

Also the readme says that 'xdpyinfo' should show the "GLX", "NV-GLX" and "NVIDIA-GLX" extensions present. "GLX" and "NV-GLX" appear, but "NVIDIA-GLX" doesn't. What could I do about that? My xorg log seems to show no errors, I can post it here if anyone wants.
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What distro are you using?
Old 10-24-2004, 04:03 PM   #3
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Make sure you have the Load "glx" in the module section of your xorg.conf file.

Also many people forget to add --open-gl-headers to the NVidia driver installer. run the installer with -A | less to see a long list of options you can pass.
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Using Mandrake Linux 10.1 Community Download Edition. Also, "Load "glx"" seems to be in my xorg.conf file:

ection "Module"
Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
Load "extmod"
Load "type1"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx" # 3D layer
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So its back to the comp again after another week of work, and faced again with some more old work to do...

I reinstalled the nvidia driver with the option --opengl-headers, and the installation was smooth but it didn't seem to help the problem much. Running any program (that requires openGL), causes a signal 11 crash, or just doesn't run at all. If you think you can help and need me to post any logs, I will.


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