Bug 438967 - Since updating the X11 server, some applications crash
Since updating the X11 server, some applications crash
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 73733
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-nv (Show other bugs)
x86_64 Linux
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Assigned To: X/OpenGL Maintenance List
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Reported: 2008-03-26 05:28 EDT by jody
Modified: 2018-04-11 06:24 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-03-26 10:16:17 EDT
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Description jody 2008-03-26 05:28:04 EDT
About the component: i assume it's xorg-x11-drv-amd

After applying the newest updates, one of which was the
some applications crash upon start.
(they are applications which use openGL and stereo)
Amira4: crashes shortly after the splashscreen appears:
Using arch-LinuxAMD64-Optimize ...
X Error: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes) 8
  Major opcode:  158
  Minor opcode:  5
  Resource id:  0x43400262
X Error: BadMatch (invalid parameter attributes) 8
  Major opcode:  158
  Minor opcode:  5
  Resource id:  0x0

A simple test application crashes immmediately, too:
freeglut (./stest):  ERROR:  Internal error <Visual with necessary
capabilities not found> in function fgOpenWindow
X Error of failed request:  BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)
  Major opcode of failed request:  4 (X_DestroyWindow)
  Resource id in failed request:  0xa5
  Serial number of failed request:  15
  Current serial number in output stream:  18

Both applications worked fine immediately before i applied the update,
and crashed immediately after the update.
Comment 1 Matěj Cepl 2008-03-26 06:29:22 EDT
Thanks for the bug report.  We have reviewed the information you have provided
above, and there is some additional information we require that will be helpful
in our diagnosis of this issue.

Please attach your X server config file (/etc/X11/xorg.conf) and X server log
file (/var/log/Xorg.*.log) to the bug report as individual uncompressed file
attachments using the bugzilla file attachment link below.

Could you please also try to run without any /etc/X11/xorg.conf whatsoever and
let X11 autodetect your display and video card? Attach to this bug
/var/log/Xorg.0.log from this attempt as well, please.

Is the stest application available (preferably in the source)? Could you please
attach it as well?

We will review this issue again once you've had a chance to attach this information.

Thanks in advance.
Comment 2 jody 2008-03-26 08:06:20 EDT
Reinstalling the nvidia driver solved the problem.
Apprently the previous installation had no nvidia-subdirectories 
and the x11 update must have overwritten something.
Comment 3 Matěj Cepl 2008-03-26 10:16:17 EDT

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 73733 ***
Comment 4 Matěj Cepl 2008-03-26 10:19:27 EDT
Thanks for the report. We are sorry that we cannot help you with your problem,
but we are not able to support binary-only drivers. If you would be able to
reproduce this issue using only open source software, please, reopen this bug
with the additional information, but in meantime I have no choice than to close
this bug as CANTFIX (because we really cannot fix it).

For users who are experiencing problems installing, configuring, or using the
unsupported 3rd party proprietary "nvidia" video driver, Nvidia provides
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