Probably silly Q..
gene.heskett at verizon.net
Sat Apr 14 21:57:09 PDT 2007
Fedora 6, Athlon xp2800, gig of ram, 3dforce 6200-256 video card in an agp-8
slot. Kernel 2.6.21-rc6 + the ck-0.40 patch. nvidia driver, 9755 version
installed and running.
Poking around in my kmenu's to see what might be interesting, I stumbled onto
a settings/driconf item and clicked on it. The cursor danced for the
obligatory 30 seconds and everything went back to as normal as it can ever be
when a gzip -best is running in the background.
So I opened the menu editor to see what it tried to do, which was
Doing that from a root cli gets me a message that my libGL is too old. Its
apparently from the nvidia-9755 installation. So nvidia is running on an
older library they've patched I suppose.
Not having looked at the output of a glxinfo run recently, I tried that.
Imagine my surprise when it killed x instantly & gave me a whole list of
things it was trying to start.. Cute, so eventually it either gave up, or
responded to the control-c's I was feeding into the system from a tty shell
it had dropped back to. Once that settled and I had a prompt, I restarted x
with a startx and everything looks cool although I had to restart kmail once
x was up and running.
Did I get what was expected? I've never had glxinfo kill x before that I can
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