Can't start Blender (2.49) in Unbuntu

I just started seeing this problem. I’ve been using Bleinder on this system for some time, so I’m a bit confused.

Compiled with Python version 2.6.5.
Checking for installed Python… got it!
Xlib: extension “GLX” missing on display “:0.0”.
intern/ghost/intern/GHOST_WindowX11.cpp:177: X11 glxChooseVisual() failed for OpenGL, verify working openGL system!
X Error of failed request: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)
Major opcode of failed request: 18 (X_ChangeProperty)
Resource id in failed request: 0xb78263c0
Serial number of failed request: 21
Current serial number in output stream: 22

First place to start is the X log file: /var/log/Xorg.0.log (try ‘grep -i glx /var/log/Xorg.0.log’)

If there is no mention of GLX in that log you need to load that module in /etc/X11/xorg.conf .

If there is a mention of GLX in the log — xorg.conf is fine but the module fails to load — you most likely have a video driver that doesn’t support glx.

It turns out that Ubuntu apparently had an update to the kernel. I ran the nvidia x server setting tool and it recreated a config file with it and all is okay now.