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Am running PCLinuxOS 2009 with Googleearth from the repos on a Core Duo with 1 Gb of RAM and and nVidia GE6200 card with 256 Mb of RAM as well. ...
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- 04-12-2009 #1
Upon trying to run Ge it crashes my Desktop and i have to perform a hard reboot. home/frazelle09/.googleearth is my folder's local location and one of its folders is Crash but i never get any crash reports so i can't even report this. My xOrg.log does not report any errors. i've Googled all i can but none of the fixes seem to work.
Is there any way of tracing what is happening or of performing some sort of step-by-step analysis to determine what is going wrong?
Thanks in advance for any help proffered and have a great evening!
- 04-12-2009 #2
try starting GE from the command line, usually this will output an error that will point you in the right direction.
- 04-12-2009 #3
Darn, Mike, you're fast!! i've already tried that and i do see some stuff but the term doesn't last long enough to be able to see much before the whole thing freezes up.
Thanks for posting and have a great evening!
- 04-12-2009 #4
Ok try this then.
Open a terminal window and login as root or use sudo if need be, issue this command.
glxinfo |grep render
- 04-13-2009 #5
Mike, thanks a lot! Just got back from Ensenada. i tried your command and got
[frazelle09@LaGrandota ~]$ glxinfo |grep render direct rendering: No (If you want to find out why, try setting LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose) OpenGL renderer string: GeForce 6200/AGP/SSE2
[frazelle09@LaGrandota ~]$ glxgears 12597 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2514.281 FPS 12600 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2519.074 FPS
- 04-13-2009 #6
I'm confused here, I was under the impression that glxgears would not work if direct rendering is not enabled. Do you have the Nvidia-settings managers installed? It would be somewhere in your system menu. Try using that to enable direct rendering. Does Compiz work correctly?
- 04-13-2009 #7
Mike, i was under the same impression, but that's what glxgears reports and Compiz works just beautifully!
i tried running the nVidia setting manager and got a pop-up which said
You do not appear to be using the NVIDIA X driver. Please edit your X configuration file (just run `nvidia-xconfig` as root), and restart the X server.
i ran nvidia-xconfig as root and it said it wrote a new xorg.config file and i logged out and in again, but when i run glxinfo |grep render again, i get the same output.
i finally figured out how to run GE without it crashing my system. i run it from a term, then as soon as the window comes up, i minimize it. This way i can see the output in the term and copy it to an editor. The following is what i got.
[frazelle09@LaGrandota ~]$ googleearth Locking assertion failure. Backtrace: #0 /usr/lib/libxcb-xlib.so.0 [0xb66ff8b7] #1 /usr/lib/libxcb-xlib.so.0(xcb_xlib_unlock+0x32) [0xb66ff992] #2 /usr/lib/libX11.so.6 [0xb6a71223] #3 ./libGL.so.1(__glXInitialize+0x5d5) [0xb668ce75] #4 ./libGL.so.1 [0xb668907d] #5 ./libGL.so.1(glXChooseVisual+0x3a) [0xb668ac3a] #6 ./librender.so [0xb67cdb9a] #7 ./librender.so(_ZN12RenderWidget4initEv+0x11f) [0xb67ceb8f] #8 ./librender.so(_ZN12RenderWidgetC1EP7QWidgetPKc6QFlagsIN2Qt10WindowTypeEE+0x172) [0xb67cf472] #9 ./librender.so(_ZN5earth6render12RenderWindow12createWidgetEv+0x82) [0xb67d8e62] #10 ./libgoogleearth_lib.so(_ZN5earth6client12ModuleWidget9showEventEP10QShowEvent+0x90) [0xb73502d0] #11 ./libQtGui.so.4(_ZN7QWidget5eventEP6QEvent+0xa86) [0xb77ec0d2] #12 ./libQtGui.so.4(_ZN19QApplicationPrivate13notify_helperEP7QObjectP6QEvent+0x1d3) [0xb77b044b] #13 ./libQtGui.so.4(_ZN12QApplication6notifyEP7QObjectP6QEvent+0x132) [0xb77b703e] #14 ./libQtCore.so.4(_ZN16QCoreApplication14notifyInternalEP7QObjectP6QEvent+0x62) [0xb7daaeda] #15 ./libQtGui.so.4(_ZN14QWidgetPrivate11show_helperEv+0xf9) [0xb77ee7a9] #16 ./libQtGui.so.4(_ZN14QWidgetPrivate14show_recursiveEv+0x83) [0xb77ee507] #17 ./libQtGui.so.4(_ZN14QWidgetPrivate12showChildrenEb+0x15c) [0xb77ee6a4] #18 ./libQtGui.so.4(_ZN14QWidgetPrivate11show_helperEv+0x60) [0xb77ee710] #19 ./libQtGui.so.4(_ZN7QWidget10setVisibleEb+0x3bb) [0xb77f0d6b]
Another question: If i wish to apply this> direct rendering: No (If you want to find out why, try setting LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose)
where should it be typed?
i also checked under Compiz and i have two options: native driver or xgl. i have xgl selected.
Have a great evening and thanks for posting!
- 04-13-2009 #8
- 04-13-2009 #9
Thanks for replying, Mike! i tried the suggestion that your link referred to but GE still crashes and outputs the same info.
Have a great morning!