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Old 11-05-06, 05:39 AM   #1
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Default glx not loading

Greetings,
My X server is unable to load glx. I don't think I've ever been successful in this regard through all my troubles with the nvidia driver (driver was never at fault). I'm just glad I finally have the driver working reliably but I've been wanting hardware acceleration for a long time so I'd really like to get glx working... after all, it would sort of defeat the purpose of the proprietary driver if it refuses.

I'm using the 1.0-9625 beta driver btw.

glxinfo:
Code:
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
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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
/var/log/Xorg.0.log:
Code:
(EE) NVIDIA(0): Failed to initialize the GLX module; please check in your X
(EE) NVIDIA(0):     log file that the GLX module has been loaded in your X
(EE) NVIDIA(0):     server, and that the module is the NVIDIA GLX module.  If
(EE) NVIDIA(0):     you continue to encounter problems, Please try
(EE) NVIDIA(0):     reinstalling the NVIDIA driver.

(II) Loading extension NV-GLX
(II) NVIDIA(0): NVIDIA 3D Acceleration Architecture Initialized
(II) NVIDIA(0): Using the NVIDIA 2D acceleration architecture
There is no glx module available for loading.

Am I missing something here...
Thanks
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Old 11-05-06, 11:51 AM   #2
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I'd suggest (re)installing the nvidia driver, and generate an nvidia-bug-report.log if you're still having problems.

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Lonni
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Old 11-05-06, 05:17 PM   #3
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Default Re: glx not loading

Same thing happened to me, after a update. I had to download the new kernel source and reinstall the driver.
This sometime happens were the kernel is updated.

For me it was with fc6.

yum install kernel-xen-devel

then rebuilded the driver.
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Old 11-05-06, 06:56 PM   #4
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Hello Lonni,
I was sending you a rather long string of emails awhile back, although you probably don't remember. I was finally able to get the kernel source to work (apt-get one apparently had problems as you presumed) and am now using kernel 2.6.18.1. I used the config file for the apt-get kernel and did a 'make oldconfig.' I haven't been able to get it to work all this time because of incorrect mkinitrd syntax.

I should have mentioned in my first post that I've already tried reinstalling 1.0-8774 with no altered results.

Also, the nvidia-settings tools (glx information section) displays "GLX not available: either the GLX extension is not available on this X server, or there was a problem retrieving GLX information from the X server."

The nv-glx extension is available but not the nvidia-glx one.

The nvidia-installer.log file reveals this error, which is something I'm somewhat familiar with...
WARNING: Unable to perform the runtime configuration check for library
'libGL.so.1' ('/usr/lib/libGL.so.1.0.9625'); assuming successful
installation.
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File Type: log nvidia-installer.log (26.7 KB, 126 views)
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Old 11-09-06, 12:59 AM   #5
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Anyone willing to lead me in the right direction... any ideas?
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Old 11-09-06, 11:27 AM   #6
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I'm not really clear what the current problem is, and I don't see a recent nvidia-bug-report.log.
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Old 11-10-06, 07:06 AM   #7
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I've attached the nvidia-bug-report two posts above.
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Old 11-12-06, 04:06 AM   #8
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The nvidia driver is finally working, after all this fiddling around for so long. I used the force-tls option for nvidia-installer which I had done before but was forgetting this time around.

For some odd reason, I'm getting little artifacts appearing in random places on my desktop and when playing videos, so I'm not quite sure what the deal is with this (if someone could maybe give a suggestion, I'd appreciate it), but other than that, everything's working great.

I'm using the 1.0-9629 driver.
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