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GLX won't load

Postby cturtle on Fri Mar 30, 2007 12:17 am

Just installed Mint 2.2.

I can't figure out why glx won't work with my Nvidia drivers on my Toshiba Qosmio laptop.

My video card:
root@arctictern:~# lspci | grep -i nvid
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV43 [GeForce Go 6600] (rev a2)


I'm running the NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-7184-pkg1.run package

But GLX apps fail:

root@arctictern:~# glxgears
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Error: couldn't get an RGB, Double-buffered visual


My xorg.conf:

Section "ServerLayout"
Identifier "Default Layout"
Screen "Default Screen" 0 0
InputDevice "Generic Keyboard"
InputDevice "Configured Mouse"
InputDevice "stylus" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "cursor" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "eraser" "SendCoreEvents"
InputDevice "Synaptics Touchpad"
EndSection

Section "Files"

# path to defoma fonts
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/misc"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/cyrillic"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi/:unscaled"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/Type1"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/100dpi"
FontPath "/usr/share/X11/fonts/75dpi"
FontPath "/usr/share/fonts/X11/misc"
FontPath "/var/lib/defoma/x-ttcidfont-conf.d/dirs/TrueType"
EndSection

Section "Module"
Load "i2c"
Load "bitmap"
Load "ddc"
Load "extmod"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
Load "int10"
Load "type1"
Load "vbe"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Generic Keyboard"
Driver "kbd"
Option "CoreKeyboard"
Option "XkbRules" "xorg"
Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
Option "XkbLayout" "us"
Option "XkbOptions" "lv3:ralt_switch"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Configured Mouse"
Driver "mouse"
Option "CorePointer"
Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
Option "Emulate3Buttons" "true"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
Identifier "Synaptics Touchpad"
Driver "synaptics"
Option "SendCoreEvents" "true"
Option "Device" "/dev/psaux"
Option "Protocol" "auto-dev"
Option "HorizScrollDelta" "0"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# /dev/input/event
# for USB
Identifier "stylus"
Driver "wacom"
Option "Device" "/dev/wacom" # Change to
Option "Type" "stylus"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# /dev/input/event
# for USB
Identifier "eraser"
Driver "wacom"
Option "Device" "/dev/wacom" # Change to
Option "Type" "eraser"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# /dev/input/event
# for USB
Identifier "cursor"
Driver "wacom"
Option "Device" "/dev/wacom" # Change to
Option "Type" "cursor"
Option "ForceDevice" "ISDV4" # Tablet PC ONLY
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
Identifier "Generic Monitor"
HorizSync 28.0 - 51.0
VertRefresh 43.0 - 60.0
Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Device"
Identifier "Generic Video Card"
Driver "nvidia"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
Identifier "Default Screen"
Device "Generic Video Card"
Monitor "Generic Monitor"
DefaultDepth 24
SubSection "Display"
Depth 24
Modes "1024x768" "800x600" "640x480"
EndSubSection
EndSection
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Postby Husse on Fri Mar 30, 2007 6:06 am

I notice that you seem to be running as root, which is something you should not do, and as far as I know neither lspci nor glxgears need root permission to run. Mint has the "sudo trick" like all Ubuntu and I (warmly) recommend sticking to that.
Your problem might (just might) be a bit to much "generic" devices. The driver "nvidia" is the right one.
Still I recommend reinstalling the driver using "envy" and if you've got the latest version you don't even have to log out to a text based terminal.
Just type envy in any terminal and carry on. First uninstall and then install.
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Postby NiksaVel on Fri Mar 30, 2007 6:44 am

I had a similar problem with the same error output....

reinstalling driver through envy fixed the issue
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Postby hippy on Fri Mar 30, 2007 7:05 am

I also suggest uninstalling and then reinstall using Envy, i had no problems installing nvidia driver, worked first time the Envy way
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Postby cturtle on Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:10 am

Well that was easy. Re-installed with envy. "It just works".
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Postby hippy on Fri Mar 30, 2007 9:12 am

Great to read its sorted cturtle, enjoy :D
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