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glxgears error workaround for nvidia driver
Michele Lazzarini
Michele Lazzarini
Posted 2013-05-06 15:07
On my Debian GNU/Linux 6.0.7 (squeeze) 2.6.32-5-686 I installed the nvidia proprietary driver by hand.
When Debian update itself the OpenGL library required to run glxgears need to be re-linked this way:

(as root:)
# mv /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so.orig

this make a backup of the current file

# ln -s /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so.XXX.YY /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions/libglx.so

this link "libglx.so" to the right file "libglx.so.XXX.YY" you have currently installed

XXX.YY is the version number YOU are using (mine is libglx.so.260.19.12)

after this change, X need to be restarted

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