Don't forget to reboot your Linux machines every few months (Software upgrades from weeks ago bite me...)

Managed to get the X server into a weird state that just refused to do anything, so I rebooted my workstation. And it could neither find the hardware clock nor start the X server. Apparently I have a new x-org (likely from that security problem a while ago) and the Nvidia driver didn't seem to want to run until it was rebuilt. Still haven't figured out why the hwclock utility can't access /dev/rtp , looks like some sort of conflict with the xorg server (it's got the file open with "m" access).

Which is to say; I got somewhat distracted from the PyOpenGL hacking...


  1. Robert Brewer

    Robert Brewer on 05/14/2006 1:14 a.m. #

    Bah. Doesn't even rhyme.

  2. Rene Dudfield

    Rene Dudfield on 05/14/2006 6:06 p.m. #

    It seems most times you Instally a new X server, or linux kernel you need to rebuild the nvidia driver.<br />
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    I also find things more Crashy with nvidia when messing with opengl stuff.<br />
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    For a whole bunch of Security flaws, look no further than opengl.

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