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Dark_Knight 08-31-05 07:04 PM

7676 driver bug?
 
I've installed enough NVIDIA drivers to know what I'm doing but this new driver has me puzzled. Prior to installing driver 76.76 I had 76.67 running perfectly except for what I noticed as slower OpenGL performance. Anyway after installing and configuring my driver with sax2 I rebooted the system. Once logged in I ran "glxinfo" in a Terminal which produced:


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
Segmentation fault


I also confirmed "nv" not "nvidia" is listed in YAST graphics hardware for my MSI Geforce 6600 GT graphics card. Question is why is this release more buggy than the last as it was to resolve bugs, not create new ones? Also why is a segmentation fault indicated when I ran "glxinfo"? System specs below.

Processor: Intel P4 3.2 GHz w/HT enabled (32-bit)
Mobo: Abit IC7-G
GPU: MSI NX6600GT 256 MB DDR3 RAM (AGP)
NVIDIA Driver: 76.76
HDD: x2 WDC 120 GB 7200 RPM w/8 mb cache
PSU: 520 watt
RAM: PC3200 DDR400 (2048 mb)
OS: Novell SUSE Linux Professional 9.3 (32-bit)
Kernel: 2.6.11.4-21.8-smp
Desktop: KDE 3.4.2

netllama 08-31-05 07:17 PM

Re: 7676 driver bug?
 
Dark_Knight,
Were you experiencing any specific bugs or issues that led you to upgrade to 1.0-7676?

Please generate and post an nvidia-bug-report.log for review. Also, if you (temporarily) revert back to 1.0-7667 does this problem go away?

Thanks,
Lonni

Dark_Knight 08-31-05 10:17 PM

Re: 7676 driver bug?
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by netllama
Dark_Knight,
Were you experiencing any specific bugs or issues that led you to upgrade to 1.0-7676?

Please generate and post an nvidia-bug-report.log for review. Also, if you (temporarily) revert back to 1.0-7667 does this problem go away?

Thanks,
Lonni

The only specific reason for installing the new driver recently released is to have better performance. The previous driver appeared slower though more stable than other driver releases. As for the NVIDIA bug report for some reason this site finds the file to large so I'm forwarding to NVIDIA for review. As for reverting back to my previous driver it's no longer an option as I in error deleted the file and it's no longer accessible from the NVIDIA driver download page. If anyone knows where I can get the older driver please let me know.

netllama 08-31-05 10:34 PM

Re: 7676 driver bug?
 
Dark_Knight,
The archived drivers are available here:
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_archive.html

If you compress the bug report you should be able to post it here.

What was running slower in the previous driver? Can you quantify the difference?

Thanks,
Lonni

Dark_Knight 08-31-05 10:57 PM

Re: 7676 driver bug?
 
1 Attachment(s)
I've compressed the bug report and attached to this post. As for the slower OpenGL performance this was noticed while running Alias Maya and Alias Mental Ray.

Dark_Knight 09-01-05 12:21 AM

Re: 7676 driver bug?
 
Resolved the driver issue. Checked "YAST/Hardware/Graphics card & Monitor" and noticed after configuring the driver 7676 with sax2 it listed my card as NVIDIA 6600/6600 GT (nv), not NVIDIA 6600 GT (nvidia). Selecting this in YAST and rebooting the workstation resolved the issue.


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