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Old 07-11-06, 02:36 PM   #1
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Default (EE) Failed to initialize GLX extension (Compatible NVIDIA X driver not found)

Another instance of this problem. I searched other threads and cannot find the problem with my installation. Attached is my nvidia-bug-report. It shows that "nvidia" is specified in the xorg.conf file.

Thanks for the help.
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Old 07-11-06, 03:07 PM   #2
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Default Re: (EE) Failed to initialize GLX extension (Compatible NVIDIA X driver not found)

According to your bug report, you're using the 'nv' X driver, not the 'nvidia' X driver.

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Old 07-11-06, 03:47 PM   #3
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According to your bug report, you're using the 'nv' X driver, not the 'nvidia' X driver.

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The question is why?. The conf file indicates that the nvidia driver is selected.
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Old 07-11-06, 03:49 PM   #4
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How are you starting X?

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Old 07-11-06, 04:07 PM   #5
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How are you starting X?

-Lonni
Not sure. I assumed it just started when I login.

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Old 07-11-06, 04:09 PM   #6
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Where did you see this error? Its not in the bug report you posted:
(EE) Failed to initialize GLX extension
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Old 07-11-06, 04:12 PM   #7
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Where did you see this error? Its not in the bug report you posted:
(EE) Failed to initialize GLX extension

It is in the bug report towards the end of the Xorg.0.log.

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Old 07-11-06, 04:16 PM   #8
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Yes, but that error is a result of you using the 'nv' X driver, with the 'nvidia' X driver's glx module.

I'll need to see a bug report that reflects a problem with the 'nvidia' X driver. Right now, it looks like you had configured X to use the 'nv' X driver, started X, and then reconfigured X to use the 'nvidia' X driver without ever starting X again.

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Old 07-11-06, 04:19 PM   #9
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Yes, but that error is a result of you using the 'nv' X driver, with the 'nvidia' X driver's glx module.

I'll need to see a bug report that reflects a problem with the 'nvidia' X driver. Right now, it looks like you had configured X to use the 'nv' X driver, started X, and then reconfigured X to use the 'nvidia' X driver without ever starting X again.

-Lonni

I am at home now and my Linux box is at work. I did log out and back in after reconfiguring X and I probably also rebooted. If you leave me some commands for explicitly restarting X I will that in the morning.

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Old 07-11-06, 04:22 PM   #10
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"init 3" stops X. "init 5" starts X.

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Old 07-12-06, 06:40 AM   #11
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Thanks Lonni, that did it. Not sure why it wasn't working before but thanks for the help.

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Old 07-12-06, 10:27 AM   #12
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Thanks Lonni, that did it. Not sure why it wasn't working before but thanks for the help.

Kevin
The "nv" driver and "nvidia" driver are two seperate drivers.

nv - Open source driver
nvidia - nVidia's proprietary driver

In order to get functioning 3D acceleration you must use the "nvidia" driver.
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