Re: [SLE] nvidia-glx extension not loading
From: BandiPat (penguin0601_at_earthlink.net)
To: email@example.com Date: Fri, 24 Sep 2004 16:18:42 -0400
On Friday 24 September 2004 11:39 am, Mike Coan wrote:
> I have an Nvidia FX 5200 video card with an Athlon 2500 CPU and an
> Asus A7V8X-X motherboard. I am running SuSE 9.1 Pro with the
> 2.6.5-7.108 kernel.
> cat /proc/driver/nvidia/version shows I am running the 1.0-5336
> nvidia driver. The card is set for 1280 X 1024, 24 bit color and runs
> fine for all my applications.
> When I type glxgears I get the error message
> extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0"
> This shows that the GLX extension is not getting loaded.
> I notice that Nvidia has a new driver as of August 5, version 6111.
> Normally I have installed the drivers via YOU and online update.
> Trying this leaves the driver at 5336. My question is twofold:
> 1) Is there a parameter i should add to my XF86Config file that would
> get GLX to laod, or
> 2) should I install the 6111 driver via the alternate method (not
> using YOU). Is that likely to fix the problem of GLX extension not
Did you try running the gears as root from a shell? Probably won't
work, unless you sign in with "sux" and not "su"! Of course, you only
need to run it as user anyway. Did you run 3ddiag or glxinfo to see if
direct rendering, etc are activated? Did you actually go through sax2
to turn on 3d?
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