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    Failed to initialize GLX extension

    This is sort of a continuation of this thread:
    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1245115&page=6

    But to give as much info as possible here's what I'm running on:
    Toshiba Qosmio X300
    Duo Core 2.66
    Nvidia 9800 GTX
    2 x 320 GB HDD (windows 7 on one and ubuntu on the other)
    32 bit Ubuntu 8.10

    Running the 177 Nvidia driver I get the errors:
    Code:
    /var/log/Xorg.0.log:1651:(EE) Failed to initialize GLX extension (Compatible NVIDIA X driver not found)
    /var/log/Xorg.failsafe.log:1651:(EE) Failed to initialize GLX extension (Compatible NVIDIA X driver not found)
    and here is my xorg.conf file

    Code:
    # xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
    #
    # This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
    # values from the debconf database.
    #
    # Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
    # (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
    #
    # This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
    # if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
    # package.
    #
    # Note that some configuration settings that could be done previously
    # in this file, now are automatically configured by the server and settings
    # here are ignored.
    #
    # If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
    # again, run the following command:
    #   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
    
    Section "Monitor"
        Identifier    "Configured Monitor"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
        Identifier    "Default Screen"
        Monitor        "Configured Monitor"
        Device        "Configured Video Device"
        DefaultDepth    24
    EndSection
    
    Section "Module"
        Load    "glx"
        Disable    "dri2"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
        Identifier    "Configured Video Device"
        Driver    "nvidia"
    EndSection
    Also back when i was running 9.04 I had a thread on this forum:
    http://www.nvnews.net/vbulletin/showthread.php?t=137609

    And the latest poster has suggested that i edit my kernel boot parameters. How does one go about this and is it wise?

    Anway any help you can give I would be eternally grateful for.

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    Re: Failed to initialize GLX extension

    Bump, I know someone out there has an answer

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    Re: Failed to initialize GLX extension

    Update: I found a guide to modify the boot parameters here:
    http://grumpymole.blogspot.com/2007/...arameters.html

    Unfortunately editing the boot parameters still doesn't fix the problem

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    Re: Failed to initialize GLX extension

    oops,double post..
    Last edited by realzippy; August 21st, 2009 at 10:40 AM.

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    Re: Failed to initialize GLX extension

    me again;had to spend some time at real life...
    Another idea:
    Your machine has 4 MB RAM,right?
    Is there any BIOS option concerning RAM sharing with the GPU?
    "TurboCache" e.g.,try to disable it..
    Asking cause you use 32bit...the guy who's machine ran "brilliantly"
    in this toshiba thread:

    http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=1071447

    used 8.10 64bit

    Your 32 bit should only recognize 3.5 MB of the RAM (Think so,check in systemmonitor)
    If it is shared in the BIOS,there could be a problem...
    If not,why not testing the 8.10 64 bit....
    Last edited by realzippy; August 21st, 2009 at 10:46 AM.

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    Re: Failed to initialize GLX extension

    Alright so now downloaded and reinstalled 8.10 as the 64 bit version:

    Using this kernal: 2.6.27-9-generic
    and using the 177 graphics driver

    I'm still getting the same errors:

    Code:
    /var/log/Xorg.0.log:1651:(EE) Failed to initialize GLX extension (Compatible NVIDIA X driver not found)
    /var/log/Xorg.failsafe.log:1651:(EE) Failed to initialize GLX extension (Compatible NVIDIA X driver not found)
    I've noticed that if I try to use the lastest kernel of 8.10 ( 2.6.27-14-generic ) the sound doesn't work, so yeah I decided to use the one im using now based on the recomendation in the toshiba x300 thread.

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    Re: Failed to initialize GLX extension

    ..kernel option "selinux=0" during nvidia-driver installation helped
    someone..lost link...but you know how to edit

    ---------------------

    back to the facts:
    since backstepping to 8.10
    it doesn't complain anymore about:
    Failed to initialize the NVIDIA graphics device PCI:1:0:0.

    So please post all the log files again,maybe there is a hint ..
    /var/log/Xorg.0.log
    nvidia-bug-report.log.gz

    lsmod | grep nvidia
    modprobe nvidia ??


    Is there any BIOS option concerning RAM sharing with the GPU?
    Last edited by realzippy; August 21st, 2009 at 09:28 PM.

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    Re: Failed to initialize GLX extension

    Uploaded both nvidia bug report and xorg.0.log in archive

    lsmod | grep nvidia
    nvidia 7815240 0
    i2c_core 36128 1 nvidia

    modprobe nvidia
    no ouput

    I'm not entirely sure what the bios is let alone how to find the option to get it to stop sharing ram with the GPU..........

    Trying the kernel command now

    and sorry this took so long, I needed some sleep @_@
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    Re: Failed to initialize GLX extension

    Kernel parameter didn't work.

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    Re: Failed to initialize GLX extension

    here is the output of sudo modprobe -l if it helps anyone.

    http://pastebin.com/m30d8e7a9

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