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Nvidia Glxinfo problem.

Postby kasinger on Tue Nov 11, 2008 7:32 am

Hello , i`m new to linux and just installed Mint 3 days ago.

I have a Nvidia 8600GT and i installed the driver with Envy. The Nvidia X server settings window appeared in the administration.

But when i type glxinfo on the terminal , this is what appears

name of display: :0.0
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Error: couldn't find RGB GLX visual

visual x bf lv rg d st colorbuffer ax dp st accumbuffer ms cav
id dep cl sp sz l ci b ro r g b a bf th cl r g b a ns b eat
----------------------------------------------------------------------
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
0x21 24 tc 1 0 0 c . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 None
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
0x22 24 dc 1 0 0 c . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 None
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
0x5b 32 tc 1 0 0 c . . 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 None

Also when i enter the Nvidia X Server settings , and go to OpenGL/GLX information , it says -Fail to query the GLX server vendor.-

How can i tackle this problem ? Is the Nvidia driver really installed ?
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Re: Nvidia Glxinfo problem.

Postby Husse on Wed Nov 12, 2008 7:48 am

Is the Nvidia driver really installed ?

Most likely, but it seems not to be active
This is a case when you may have to do some editing
Check the file /etc/X11/xorg.conf
In there you should have a section something like this
Section "Device"
Identifier "Configured Video Device"
Driver "nvidia"
EndSection

If it does not say nvidia you have to change
In a terminal
Code: Select all
gksu gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Change to nvidia
If you already had nvidia there or this does not help run (in a terminal)
Code: Select all
lsmod | grep -i nvidia

and post the result (right click to copy)
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