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Old 01-21-04, 10:52 AM   #1
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Default Need Help Error (Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0"....)

I just re-installed rh9 and was going to install the nv drivers but i get this error message when running glxgears

Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Error: couldn't get an RGB, Double-buffered visual

I have installed this driver before without any problems, but it jsut wont work. pls help

I have a Geforce 4 Ti 4200 64mb gfx card.

i installed NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2.run
first # init 3
and then # sh NVIDIA-Linux-x86-1.0-4496-pkg2.run
and # init 5
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Old 01-21-04, 03:46 PM   #2
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Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nv"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 4 (generic)"
VideoRam 65536

Should be changed to:

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "nvidia"
VendorName "Videocard vendor"
BoardName "NVIDIA GeForce 4 (generic)"

Using the VideoRam option is deprecated, I've been told its ignored now and the card bios queried instead. The driver "nv" is the open-source 2d driver supplied with XFree86. Use "nvidia" for the 3d supported nVidia driver you just installed. Reboot, or cycle down to runlevel 1, and you'll now see the nVidia logo splash screen indicating you're using their driver.
"..the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing." (Edmond Burke)
nVIDIA video driver RPMs for Fedora :: see yum repo at livna.org.
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Old 01-22-04, 06:55 AM   #3
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Default solved

problem solved
changed "nv" to "nvidia"
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