strange hangs/crashes w/ 1.0-9746 on Ubuntu
I just upgraded to 1.0-9746, and I have a GeForce 7900 GT/GTO. I then let Ubuntu 6.06 pull in some updates - about 50 or so, and some were kernel things, which is why I updated the Nvidia drivers first. The last time I didn't do that, and couldn't fire up the X server, which was a pain. This time I did it in the opposite order, and all was well. I also appreciate the fancy new NVIDIA startup screen. The quick flash of the all-white version previously kept blinding me whenever I started X :)
However, now I can't open Maya - the 3D package I use for everything at work and home (this is home). When I try, my right (dual setup) goes to technicolor ASCII characters for a second, then everything goes black, some large white rectangles (~2x solid cursor size) flicker around the screen, and then I find myself back at the login screen. This happens every time I try to start Maya, either from a script with flags I usually use, or just typing maya on the command line.
Poking around in the NVIDIA X Server Settings UI, this same crash happens when I select the OpenGL/GLX Information option in the list. All of the other options don't crash me out. I wanted to do the -logverbose 6 thing mentioned in the sticky, but I can't even stop X. When I try, via sudo /etc/init.d/gdm stop, it goes out to a screen of boot messages, like it's trying to fire up the shell for me, but after the screen fills with them (almost immediately) it just hangs there forever with a blinking cursor, and I have to hit reset.
I don't know how helpful the bug report will be without me being able to start X in logverbose level 6, but I've attached it anyway. Thanks for any ideas - this is unfortunately holding up my work in the meantime! At least I still have surfing.