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Old 08-02-2008, 02:41 AM   #1
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Nvidia driver problem

i cannot enable my desktop effect, when i run glxinfo |grep direct this error pops out:

Error: glXCreateContext failed
X Error of failed request: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)
Major opcode of failed request: 4 (X_DestroyWindow)
Resource id in failed request: 0x0
Serial number of failed request: 24
Current serial number in output stream: 26
Locking assertion failure. Backtrace:
#0 /usr/lib/ [0x11a7767]
#1 /usr/lib/ [0x11a790e]
#2 /usr/lib/ [0x3a8109]
#3 /usr/lib/ [0x389e14]
#4 /usr/lib/nvidia/ [0x1757c9]

im still new in linux. can someone tell me how to fix this problem! thnx!
Old 08-02-2008, 03:06 AM   #2
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Have you installed the nvidia drivers? You can download them from the nvidia site.
Old 08-02-2008, 10:26 AM   #3
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What OS are you running? Which graphics card? How did you install the Nvidia drivers? From a repo, or the official site? More info please.
Old 08-02-2008, 11:15 AM   #4
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Get the nvidia drivers from there site and read the installation instructions on there site, for your distribution...
Its a bit of messing with but the end result is some awesome control and nice graphics...

ps, some of the configuring cant be done with x running, it pays to shutdown the x server and login with runlevel 3 (depending on your distribution)

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