Greg Helledy on 6 May 2009 18:19:48 -0700

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Re: [PLUG] No OpenGL on lenny upgrade

> could you provide more information than that?  i.e. what constitutes a
> crash (application? x session?  whole system lock?).

Just application.

For example, if I want to run Urban Terror (

I get (edited for brevity):
> ----- Client Initialization Complete -----
> ----- R_Init -----
> ...loading
> Calling SDL_Init(SDL_INIT_VIDEO)...
> SDL_Init(SDL_INIT_VIDEO) passed.
> Initializing OpenGL display
> ...setting mode 8: 1280 1024
> SDL_SetVideoMode failed: Couldn't find matching GLX visual
> Couldn't get a visual
> ...WARNING: could not set the given mode (3)
> ----- CL_Shutdown -----
> RE_Shutdown( 1 )
> -----------------------
> Sys_Error: GLimp_Init() - could not load OpenGL subsystem

 > versions?

Relevant packages (tell me if I need to post others):

ii  linux-image-2.6-686                  2.6.26+17+lenny1 Linux 2.6 
image on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/P4
ii  linux-image-2.6.26-2-686             2.6.26-15  Linux 2.6.26 image 
on PPro/Celeron/PII/PIII/
ii  nvidia-glx                           173.14.09-5 NVIDIA binary Xorg 
ii  nvidia-glx-dev                       173.14.09-5 NVIDIA binary Xorg 
driver development files
ii  nvidia-kernel-2.6-686                173.14.09+3+lenny1 NVIDIA 
binary kernel module for 2.6 series c
ii  nvidia-kernel-2.6.26-2-686           173.14.09+3+lenny1 NVIDIA 
binary kernel module for Linux 2.6.26
ii  nvidia-kernel-common                 20080825+1 NVIDIA binary kernel 
module common files
ii  nvidia-kernel-source                 173.14.09-5 NVIDIA binary 
kernel module source
ii  nvidia-settings                      173.14.09-1  Tool of 
configuring the NVIDIA graphics driv
ii  nvidia-xconfig                       1.0+20080522-2  The NVIDIA X 
Configuration Tool

> anything in your xorg log?

from /var/log/Xorg.0.log:

> (II) LoadModule: "glx"
> (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//
> dlopen: /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions// undefined symbol: _nv001464
> gl
> (EE) Failed to load /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//
> (II) UnloadModule: "glx"
> (EE) Failed to load module "glx" (loader failed, 7)

So there is an "undefined symbol" in

(I should interject here that I'm not a programmer and don't work in IT 
so when things get to this level I'm lost.)

This seems like it has to be in the package, not something I've done. 
Yet searching around I don't see other complaints.  Lenny's been out as 
stable for a couple of months now.  Hmmm.

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