On Tue, 12 Aug 2008, Jeff Molofee wrote:
Can anyone tell me why, how to fix, or even what is happening on my machine.
I ran the 169.x driver for a long time with no issues at all. I decided to
upgrade to 173, and noticed instantly that any time I run an OpenGL
application X crashes instantly. The odd thing is that I am not seeing any
errors on the screen (maybe going off too fast), and I do not see any errors
in any of the log files. X shuts down instantly, my machine goes black, X
starts back up, and I sit here staring at the log in screen. If I go back to
the 169 driver, the issues does not occur.
I'm not positive it's OpenGL applications, but it seems any game or GL
application I try crashes it instantly. Not even a second to acknowledge the
crash... screen goes black and that's it.
I'm running FreeBSD 7.X (RELENG_7), nothing custom in the kernel, Intel 6600,
GeForce 8800, compiz, gnome, and nothing really fancy.
I've had other tell me to roll back to 169, but no one can tell me why this
is happening, if it's a problem for everyone, if there is a fix, etc.
Any bits of information would be greatly appreciated.
There should be some useful information in /var/log/Xorg.0.log just after
If you restart X after the crash, I believe the old log would get
rotated to /var/log/Xorg.0.log.old
Since x11/nvidia-driver is a binary driver that was linked against a
specific version of OpenGL, it ships that version of OpenGL as a
replacement for whatever's on your system at the time.
Maybe your OpenGL applications need to be rebuilt?
I'm not even sure if that suggestion makes sense, but it's something to
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