OpenGL things crash X in FB7-Stable, nVidia Card

Kemian Dang fbsd.kdang at
Sun Sep 28 20:30:04 UTC 2008

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 wrote:
>>>> 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 which may have been replaced by another port, depending on the order in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.
> 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!
> Dan

I csuped and re-built the world before sending the question.
And there is nothing in the console...


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