[linux] No friendly message when gfx card not good enough

Bug #409246 reported by Ugo Riboni
This bug affects 1 person
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Bug Description

I am trying to run latest moovida trunk on my laptop (Thinkpad R61, with an nvidia gfx card). I'm running Debian (unstable).

When i run moovida it just crash with this message:

The program 'elisa' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'GLXUnsupportedPrivateRequest'.
  (Details: serial 3029 error_code 172 request_code 152 minor_code 16)
  (Note to programmers: normally, X errors are reported asynchronously;
   that is, you will receive the error a while after causing it.
   To debug your program, run it with the --sync command line
   option to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
   backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)
Segmentation fault

This is maybe caused by the fact I don't have installed the right drivers for my graphics card or have misconfigured xorg.conf in some way.

The point is, moovida should display a friendly message when this kind of stuff happens, instead of just crashing.
On windows, it already does that, but on Linux the experience needs to be improved.

Tags: startup
Revision history for this message
Olivier Tilloy (osomon) wrote :

On windows this is done in pigment, not in Moovida itself.

summary: - No friendly message on Linux when gfx card not good enough
+ [linux] No friendly message when gfx card not good enough
Olivier Tilloy (osomon)
Changed in elisa:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: New → Confirmed
Revision history for this message
dino99 (9d9) wrote :

The latest free moovida 1.09 does not get any maintenance since a while. Now moovidadb.com is supporting Linux and support can be found at : http://www.fluendo.com/faq/

Changed in moovida:
status: Confirmed → Invalid
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