View Full Version : [ubuntu] OpenGL apps don't work

May 24th, 2010, 02:19 AM
Hi all. Ive been using Ubuntu for over 2 years and I've never had this problem.
Whenever I try to start an OpenGL app in the terminal, I get a message to the point of "could not create GL context." It was working until around the last update. I know it's not a hardware problem because my windows partition works as well as ever.

I'm using Hardy Heron with the closed Nvidia driver with a Geforce 9800gt
'glxinfo | grep OpenGL' gives

Error: glXCreateContext failed

May 24th, 2010, 05:19 AM
How did you install your graphics driver? If you ran the installer from the Nvidia website (which I imagine you did, because the one in Hardware Drivers would be too old for your 9000-series card), then you need to reinstall the driver every time you get a kernel update.

May 25th, 2010, 02:56 AM
Thanks! Problem solved.