I've a major problem that is causing me a massive headache. We have a number of Intel based workstations using the Intel 875/865 Chipset. Loaded on each machine is Red Hat Linux 7.3 or 9.0. Each machine has a Nvidia 980XGL AGP Graphics card. I have also loaded the latest Linux drivers from Nvidia's site.
We're running an application called 'Star-CD' which utililizes Open-GL. The applications starts fine and OpenGL appears to work without any problems. However when I quit the program (regardless of whether I'm logged in as root or as a normal user) - the X Server dies and returns me to the login screen.
In /var/log/messages there is an entry which says:
gdm_slave_xioerror_handler - Fatal X Error - Restarting O
This problem appears to be hardware or driver specific as we run the same software on an HP X4000 Workstation with an ATI FireGL 8800 card (older technology) using Redhat 7.3 OR 9.0 without any issues.
If you run the application in non-openGL mode then the x server DOESN'T crash on exit.
The problem also occurs on both Redhat 7.3 AND 9.0.
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