nVidia Proprietary Driver Problems (260)

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nVidia Proprietary Driver Problems (260)

Postby ChrisBaines » 2011-03-17 21:56

I have just built a new computer with a nVidia GTX 460 graphics card, I am now trying to make it work under Debian. I have tried to install the 260.19.44-1 of nvidia-glx in sid, using the same version nvidia-kernel-dkms package to provide the kernel module. However something has not worked as glxinfo reports:
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root@chris-desktop:/home/chris# glxinfo
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".
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Error: couldn't find RGB GLX visual or fbconfig

Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on 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".
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".

When I look at the Xorg log, these are the errors I find:
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[    15.338] (EE) Failed to load module "nv" (module does not exist, 0)
[    15.764] (EE) [drm] failed to open device
[    15.839] (EE) open /dev/fb0: No such file or directory
[    16.514] (EE) Failed to initialize GLX extension (Compatible NVIDIA X driver not found)

I have run out of ideas now, hope you can help.

Thanks,

Chris
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Re: nVidia Proprietary Driver Problems (260)

Postby ChrisBaines » 2011-03-18 08:39

Problem solved! For some reason, unknown to myself, X did not feel like looking at the config file ( /etc/X11/XF86Config ) created by the nvidia-xconfig script, however using the config file suggested in this bug report ( http://bugs.debian.org/cgi-bin/bugreport.cgi?bug=586502 ) I was able to get it working.
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Re: nVidia Proprietary Driver Problems (260)

Postby bugsbunny » 2011-03-20 23:11

I suspect that you're running either testing or sid. In any case the changelog of xserver-xorg-core in testing states (in part) (my bold):
xorg-server (2:1.7.7-12) unstable; urgency=low

* Cherry-pick this to fix crashes with MCE remotes (Closes: #609750):
- mi: handle DGA subtypes when determining the master device.
* Add 22-stop-searching-for-xf86config-files, cherry-picking the
upstream commit below (which we can't do directly since it depends on
a patch kept in the quilt series: 08-config-xorg-conf-d.diff), so that
XF86Config-4 is no longer considered (Closes: #610453). Thanks,
Bernhard R. Link!
- Stop searching for XF86Config files


#610453 - xserver-xorg-core: should not look for XF86Config - Debian Bug report logs

I recommend not using nvidia-xconfig in any case and just creating a minimal xorg.conf containing only the driver lines (much as what you found does). In any case if you had renamed /etc/X11/XF86Config to /etc/X11/xorg.conf it almost certainly would have worked just fine. You might want to file a bug against nvidia-xconfig
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Re: nVidia Proprietary Driver Problems (260)

Postby bugsbunny » 2011-03-20 23:24

What version of nvidia-xconfig do you have installed? I actually just installed it and tested it on my system. Version 195.36.31-1 from testing created xorg.conf rather than XF86Config. Although if you, for some reason, already had an XF86Config file I suspect it would use that.
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