[CentOS] Centos 5.8: starting firefox-16.0.1 kills X

fred smith fredex at fcshome.stoneham.ma.us
Fri Oct 19 14:26:40 EDT 2012


On Fri, Oct 19, 2012 at 01:19:45PM -0400, Lamar Owen wrote:
> On Friday, October 19, 2012 05:44:14 AM Ned Slider wrote:
> > On 19/10/12 02:36, fred smith wrote:
> > > that all makes perfect sense, except,... why did everything ELSE
> > > still work? (I admit to not having tried any of the GL screensaver
> > > demos, or any high-end GL games...)
>  
> > Only applications using OpenGL would be affected.
> 
> > If you want to test for yourself, try running 'glxgears'.
> 
> GoogleEarth is another good test case, as it stresses the driver pretty hard.  

yup, it sure does. However I didn't think of it being only a GL problem
until afterr I had already reinstalled Nvidia stuff. but I imagine it's
pretty likely that any of those proggies would have tripped over the
same problem.

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