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Last Updated: February 25, 2016
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On Ubuntu 12.04 HOW TO FIX major opcode of failed request: 154 (GLX)

If you have this error message when you try glxinfo:

$ glxinfo

name of display: :0.0

X Error of failed request: BadRequest (invalid request code or no such operation)

Major opcode of failed request: 154 (GLX)

Minor opcode of failed request: 19 (X_GLXQueryServerString)

Serial number of failed request: 12

Current serial number in output stream: 12

Operating System: Ubuntu 12.04 (precise) 64 bit

Model: HP Pavilion dv7

and this is your lspci output:

$ lspci

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family DRAM Controller (rev 09)

00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation Xeon E3-1200/2nd Generation Core Processor Family PCI Express Root Port (rev 09)

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 09)

00:16.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family MEI Controller #1 (rev 04)

00:1a.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #2 (rev 05)

00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family High Definition Audio Controller (rev 05)

00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 1 (rev b5)

00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 2 (rev b5)

00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 3 (rev b5)

00:1c.3 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family PCI Express Root Port 4 (rev b5)

00:1d.0 USB controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family USB Enhanced Host Controller #1 (rev 05)

00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation HM65 Express Chipset Family LPC Controller (rev 05)

00:1f.2 SATA controller: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family 6 port SATA AHCI Controller (rev 05)

00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 6 Series/C200 Series Chipset Family SMBus Controller (rev 05)

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] nee ATI Whistler XT [AMD Radeon HD 6700M Series]

07:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8111/8168B PCI Express Gigabit Ethernet controller (rev 06)

0d:00.0 Network controller: Intel Corporation Centrino Wireless-N 1030 (rev 34)

13:00.0 Unassigned class [ff00]: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5116 PCI Express Card Reader (rev 01)

13:00.1 SD Host controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTS5116 PCI Express Card Reader (rev 01)

19:00.0 USB controller: NEC Corporation uPD720200 USB 3.0 Host Controller (rev 04)

DO THIS:

$ sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg-video-ati

please note I also installed compiz. While I don't believe that it had any impact, it is worth saying.

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15929

Can you explain what caused this problem?

over 1 year ago ·
15930

Can you explain what caused this problem?

over 1 year ago ·
15931

I got more screwed by doing the aforemetioned 'sudo...‘

over 1 year ago ·
15932

I got more screwed by doing the aforemetioned 'sudo...‘

over 1 year ago ·
15933

it's not possible to run apt-get install without sudo, so I am not sure how this is possible.

Regarding the other point, this protip ONLY works for computers that have an ATI graphics card. If you are running anything else, then this won't help you.

over 1 year ago ·