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bschleusner
May 26th, 2008, 11:11 PM
Whenever I try to play any game that requires almost any type of hardware graphics, all I get is a black screen and the only way to kill the application to to go into a tty console and do it manually (only signal 9 will kill it), and even after this I end up restarted the x-server. This happens no matter what type of game it is, full screen and windowed.

Some games that do this are:
Armagetron Advanced
DOSBox emulator
Frozen-Bubble
Planet Penguin Racer
XGalaga
and many, many more...

I have tried disabling compiz and it doesn't change anything, not to mention compiz forgets to draw window borders and leaves parts of the screen shaded in after launching something with gksu.

I am using a Nvidia GeForce 6800

ardvark71
May 26th, 2008, 11:50 PM
Whenever I try to play any game that requires almost any type of hardware graphics, all I get is a black screen and the only way to kill the application to to go into a tty console and do it manually (only signal 9 will kill it), and even after this I end up restarted the x-server. This happens no matter what type of game it is, full screen and windowed.

Some games that do this are:
Armagetron Advanced
DOSBox emulator
Frozen-Bubble
Planet Penguin Racer
XGalaga
and many, many more...

I have tried disabling compiz and it doesn't change anything, not to mention compiz forgets to draw window borders and leaves parts of the screen shaded in after launching something with gksu.

I am using a Nvidia GeForce 6800

Hi...

Just as a lark, what does "glxinfo" come back with? What driver are you using, the one in Synaptic or one downloaded and installed from Nvidia's website?

Best Regards...

bschleusner
May 27th, 2008, 12:25 AM
glxinfo

name of display: :0.0
display: :0 screen: 0
direct rendering: Yes
server glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
server glx version string: 1.4
server glx extensions:
GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig,
GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, GLX_SGI_video_sync, GLX_SGI_swap_control,
GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_NV_float_buffer,
GLX_ARB_fbconfig_float
client glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
client glx version string: 1.4
client glx extensions:
GLX_ARB_get_proc_address, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_EXT_visual_info,
GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_EXT_import_context, GLX_SGI_video_sync,
GLX_NV_swap_group, GLX_NV_video_out, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig, GLX_SGIX_pbuffer,
GLX_SGI_swap_control, GLX_NV_float_buffer, GLX_ARB_fbconfig_float,
GLX_EXT_fbconfig_packed_float, GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap,
GLX_EXT_framebuffer_sRGB
GLX version: 1.3
GLX extensions:
GLX_EXT_visual_info, GLX_EXT_visual_rating, GLX_SGIX_fbconfig,
GLX_SGIX_pbuffer, GLX_SGI_video_sync, GLX_SGI_swap_control,
GLX_EXT_texture_from_pixmap, GLX_ARB_multisample, GLX_NV_float_buffer,
GLX_ARB_fbconfig_float, GLX_ARB_get_proc_address
OpenGL vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation
OpenGL renderer string: GeForce 6800/AGP/SSE2
OpenGL version string: 2.1.2 NVIDIA 169.12
OpenGL extensions:
GL_ARB_color_buffer_float, GL_ARB_depth_texture, GL_ARB_draw_buffers,
GL_ARB_fragment_program, GL_ARB_fragment_program_shadow,
GL_ARB_fragment_shader, GL_ARB_half_float_pixel, GL_ARB_imaging,
GL_ARB_multisample, GL_ARB_multitexture, GL_ARB_occlusion_query,
GL_ARB_pixel_buffer_object, GL_ARB_point_parameters, GL_ARB_point_sprite,
GL_ARB_shadow, GL_ARB_shader_objects, GL_ARB_shading_language_100,
GL_ARB_texture_border_clamp, GL_ARB_texture_compression,
GL_ARB_texture_cube_map, GL_ARB_texture_env_add,
GL_ARB_texture_env_combine, GL_ARB_texture_env_dot3, GL_ARB_texture_float,
GL_ARB_texture_mirrored_repeat, GL_ARB_texture_non_power_of_two,
GL_ARB_texture_rectangle, GL_ARB_transpose_matrix,
GL_ARB_vertex_buffer_object, GL_ARB_vertex_program, GL_ARB_vertex_shader,
GL_ARB_window_pos, GL_ATI_draw_buffers, GL_ATI_texture_float,
GL_ATI_texture_mirror_once, GL_S3_s3tc, GL_EXT_texture_env_add,
GL_EXT_abgr, GL_EXT_bgra, GL_EXT_blend_color,
GL_EXT_blend_equation_separate, GL_EXT_blend_func_separate,
GL_EXT_blend_minmax, GL_EXT_blend_subtract, GL_EXT_compiled_vertex_array,
GL_EXT_Cg_shader, GL_EXT_depth_bounds_test, GL_EXT_draw_range_elements,
GL_EXT_fog_coord, GL_EXT_framebuffer_blit, GL_EXT_framebuffer_multisample,
GL_EXT_framebuffer_object, GL_EXT_gpu_program_parameters,
GL_EXT_multi_draw_arrays, GL_EXT_packed_depth_stencil,
GL_EXT_packed_pixels, GL_EXT_pixel_buffer_object, GL_EXT_point_parameters,
GL_EXT_rescale_normal, GL_EXT_secondary_color,
GL_EXT_separate_specular_color, GL_EXT_shadow_funcs,
GL_EXT_stencil_two_side, GL_EXT_stencil_wrap, GL_EXT_texture3D,
GL_EXT_texture_compression_s3tc, GL_EXT_texture_cube_map,
GL_EXT_texture_edge_clamp, GL_EXT_texture_env_combine,
GL_EXT_texture_env_dot3, GL_EXT_texture_filter_anisotropic,
GL_EXT_texture_lod, GL_EXT_texture_lod_bias, GL_EXT_texture_mirror_clamp,
GL_EXT_texture_object, GL_EXT_texture_sRGB, GL_EXT_timer_query,
GL_EXT_vertex_array, GL_IBM_rasterpos_clip,
GL_IBM_texture_mirrored_repeat, GL_KTX_buffer_region, GL_NV_blend_square,
GL_NV_copy_depth_to_color, GL_NV_depth_clamp, GL_NV_fence,
GL_NV_float_buffer, GL_NV_fog_distance, GL_NV_fragment_program,
GL_NV_fragment_program_option, GL_NV_fragment_program2,
GL_NV_framebuffer_multisample_coverage, GL_NV_half_float,
GL_NV_light_max_exponent, GL_NV_multisample_filter_hint,
GL_NV_occlusion_query, GL_NV_packed_depth_stencil, GL_NV_pixel_data_range,
GL_NV_point_sprite, GL_NV_primitive_restart, GL_NV_register_combiners,
GL_NV_register_combiners2, GL_NV_texgen_reflection,
GL_NV_texture_compression_vtc, GL_NV_texture_env_combine4,
GL_NV_texture_expand_normal, GL_NV_texture_rectangle,
GL_NV_texture_shader, GL_NV_texture_shader2, GL_NV_texture_shader3,
GL_NV_vertex_array_range, GL_NV_vertex_array_range2, GL_NV_vertex_program,
GL_NV_vertex_program1_1, GL_NV_vertex_program2,
GL_NV_vertex_program2_option, GL_NV_vertex_program3,
GL_NVX_conditional_render, GL_SGIS_generate_mipmap, GL_SGIS_texture_lod,
GL_SGIX_depth_texture, GL_SGIX_shadow, GL_SUN_slice_accum

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I am using the driver from synaptic.

ardvark71
May 27th, 2008, 01:56 AM
Hi...

Nothing stood out to me, although my knowledge is pretty limited in some areas of troubleshooting Linux.

At this point, the problem could be attributed to either the drivers, your card or your monitor specifically, or something in your xorg file.

If you want to try and pinpoint it starting with the drivers, you can try Nvidia's web page drivers. I don't know if they are the same ones that are located in the repositories or not, you would have to check first. I've provided two links, one is for AMD64.

http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_ia32_1.0-7167.html

http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_display_amd64_1.0-7167.html

Best Regards...

theRightNee
May 27th, 2008, 02:22 AM
you may want to test and see if 3D acceleration is enabled


glxinfo | grep rendering

bschleusner
May 27th, 2008, 02:24 AM
Yes, it's enabled.... funny thing is that I never had this happen on this scale with 7.10, before it was just a few games that did it.

brad@badwulf:~$ glxinfo | grep rendering
direct rendering: Yes