2008/1/9, Jostein Elvaker Haande <firstname.lastname@example.org>:
Alex Teclo wrote:
> I have noticed that, on 2008-01-05, the Linux version of Second Life
> stopped working on my Debian lenny x86 machine.
> This was a few minutes after I did aptitude upgrade, so I suspect it
> might be some due to the installation of a new version of some package.
> This is Second Life 188.8.131.52 <http://184.108.40.206> (Alpha) for Linux
> When starting Second Life, a window appears and says "Window Creation
> Error". Here is what secondlife says to stdout and stderr:
> 2008-01-09T02:26:40Z WARNING: createContext: window creation failure.
> SDL: Couldn't find matching GLX visual
> 2008-01-09T07:24:03Z WARNING: createWindow: LLWindowManager::create()
> : Error creating window.
> 2008-01-09T07:24:03Z WARNING: LLViewerWindow: Unable to create window,
> be sure screen is set at 32-bit color and your graphics driver is
> configured correctly.**See README-linux.txt or README-solaris.txt for
> further information.
> 2008-01-09T07:24:03Z INFO: remove_marker_file()
> *** Unclean shutdown. ***
> It seems Second Life isn't happy with the version of gtk and sdl, but
> from what I see in dpkg.log, they were not updated...
> Of course I've installed the proprietary nvidia kernel module for
> hardware acceleration.
My guess is that you've installed an updated kernel, which again renders
your current nvidia kernel module useless. This is easily fixed though,
just recompile the kernel module and restart X. And make sure that you
run the desktop in 24-bit colour depth. Good luck.
Well yes I first thought that there was a new kernel and that the nvidia proprietary modules were no longer enabled, but I was 100% sure the kernel had not been updated. Also I still could see the nvidia splash screen.
However, I ran again ./NVIDIA-Linux-x86-169.07-pkg1.run as root, rebooted, and now the problem is solved
Anyway, problem solved. Thank you