Re: While starting Xawtv, X crashes
The mailing list post that you referenced appears to be discussing an unrelated problem with X server crashes when running any OpenGL application. In that thread, the NVIDIA driver is not correctly installed, as the GLX module is not the module that ships with the NVIDIA driver:
(II) LoadModule: "glx"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so
(II) Module glx: vendor="X.Org Foundation"
compiled for 7.1.1, module version = 1.0.0
ABI class: X.Org Server Extension, version 0.3
(==) AIGLX enabled
(II) Loading extension GLX
If you're experiencing the same problem, then you need to fix your NVIDIA driver installation, and if the problem persists generate and attach an nvidia-bug-report.log.