Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 861650
gnome-shell fails to start with Nvidia drivers
Last modified: 2013-08-01 03:09:51 EDT
Description of problem:
Starting gnome-shell with the rpmfusion proprietary nvidia drivers results in gnome-shell exiting with the message:
(gnome-shell:4555): Clutter-CRITICAL **: Unable to initialize Clutter: Unable to find suitable fbconfig for the GLX context: Failed to find any compatible fbconfigs
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
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A screen with just backdrop and no menus
There are various similar issues on bugzilla and other sites, but they are a year or so old and have been fixed. This issue showed up in the last few days and cannot be fixed with the workarounds given.
The workaround I have found is as follows.
1 - Remove the rpath from the gnome-shell binary using:
# chrpath -d /usr/bin/gnome-shell
2 - Add ld.so.conf paths /usr/lib64/gnome-bluetooth & /usr/lib64/gnome-shell .. I did this by creating two files:
/etc/ld.so.conf.d/gnome-shell.conf (containing /usr/lib64/gnome-shell)
/etc/ld.so.conf.d/gnome-bluetooth.conf (containing /usr/lib64/gnome-bluetooth)
3 - Run as root "ldconfig"
This allows the glx shared objects specific for nVidia to be loaded, rather than the generic glx stuff from /usr/lib64
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