OpenGL things crash X in FB7-Stable, nVidia Card
Daniel Molina Wegener
dmw at unete.cl
Sun Sep 28 16:36:30 UTC 2008
On Sunday 28 September 2008 09:29:55 Daniel Bye wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 11:14:05PM +0100, Kemian Dang wrote:
> > Daniel Bye wrote:
> > >On Fri, Sep 26, 2008 at 04:58:10PM +0100, Kemian Dang
> > >>Hi all,
> > >>
> > >>I have a FreeBSD 7 Stable box with a nVidia 6150 Go
> > >> Graphic Card. Everything was OK sometime before, but
> > >> after a series updated on ports, ( I am not sure about
> > >> the time, I have not use OpenGL stuff for long time)
> > >> running a program with OpenGL will cause the X crashed.
> > >
> > >[ -- snip -- ]
> > >
> > >>The last crash is when I choose a OpenGL screensaver.
> > >>
> > >>The ports is updated nearly daily, and I think this may
> > >> happen after sometime after I updated the latest
> > >> nVidia-driver.
> > >>
> > >>Any ideas about this problem?
> > >
> > >Try reinstalling the nVidia driver port. It installs its
> > > own GL libs, which may have been replaced by another
> > > port, depending on the order in which your ports were
> > > updated. Reinstalling should ensure you have the correct
> > > libs in the correct place...
> > >
> > >Dan
> > Thanks for reply Daniel.
> > I have re-installed the nvidia-driver and tested OpenGL -
> > Crash again. So it seems not the case...
> Rats! Sorry that didn't help.
> One other thing occurs to me - you mentioned you updated some
> ports. Have you also updated your system source tree without
> doing a full buildworld cycle? If so, chances are that your
> nVidia driver is built against a different version of the
> kernel source than the running kernel. Although any
> differences will be minimal, there is a chance that something
> changed enough to upset the driver.
I was having similar problems with the nvidia driver on my
The solution was to remove agp and drm related drivers from
the kernel configuration and setting:
In my sysctl.conf, and also setting:
Option "NvAGP" "3"
In my xorg.conf in the Screen section...
The concrete problem -- not related with GL failures -- was
system freezing with /sysctl -a/ command on terminal emulators
from X server.
I hope it would help.
> Failing that, all I can suggest is that you keep an eye on
> your console and see if the driver emits any messages just
> before it chokes.
> Good luck!
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