[plug] GLX, Nvidia on Debian system

Gavan Blunt gavan at iinet.net.au
Tue Dec 6 11:19:36 WST 2005

Ahhh, sweet success.  I downloaded & ran the latest driver from the 
Nvidia website (from 5/12/05, version 1.0-8174).  With no other changes 
to my xorg.conf, X started although the glx component failed silently.  
However, the Xorg.0.log showed a much more useful error message this 
time - (EE) GLX is not supported with the Composite extension.
So, I removed the Option "Composite" "enabled" extension from xorg.conf 
& X started with GLX enabled (glxgears worked).  But I believe the 
composite extension has something to do with transparency, so wanting to 
re-enable it  I found another option, "AllowGLXWithComposite", and so 
now it is working with GLX & the composite extension enabled.
The upshot of all this is I can now have the transparency eye-candy in 
KDE3.5, which really does look beautiful.  In the time its taken me to 
write this email I'm now over the whole transparency thing, but it was 
nice while it lasted.
So Senectus & Kirk, cheers for your help.  Hope this may help someone 
else in the future.

Gavan Blunt.

Senectus . wrote:

>BTW Nvidia just released new drivers again:
>Ubuntu Breezy 5.10
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