[pkg-nvidia-devel] Bug#427828: xorg server can't find nvidia GLX when started from xdm

Donald Porter porterde at cs.utexas.edu
Sun May 16 19:11:13 UTC 2010

I have no idea.

I ended up switching to ubuntu and gdm.


On May 15, 2010, at 12:11 PM, Andreas Beckmann wrote:

> On Wednesday, 6. June 2007 20:03:33 Don Porter wrote:
>> Package: nvidia-glx
>> Version: 1.0.9755-1
>> After an upgrade a few weeks ago, many of my applications that use gtk
>> started dying with libcairo assertion failures.  After some digging, I
>> found that the root cause of the problem was that, when I logged in
>> via xdm, the subsequent X session couldn't find the nvidia GLX
>> drivers.  If I kill xdm and run startx from the console, everything
>> works great.
>> I am running debian unstable with a kernel,
>> xserver-xorg-core version 2:, and xdm version 1:1.1.4-3.
>> Because this bug involves the interaction of a number of components,
>> please advise if this bug should be redirected to a different package.
>> Also, please let me know if I can provide any additional information
>> that would help.
> Does this problem still exist with the current versions of X.org, Linux kernel 
> and the NVIDIA driver (195.36.24-1 entered testing yesterday)?
> Andreas

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