Bug#623063: mutter doesn't start (Unable to initialize Clutter)

Carlo Stemberger carlo.stemberger at gmail.com
Sun Apr 17 00:50:28 UTC 2011

Package: mutter
Version: 2.29.0-4
Severity: important

I'm using nouveau with an old Riva TNT2 GPU.

Here the output:

$ mutter --replace
failed to create drawable

(mutter:6886): Clutter-CRITICAL **: Unable to initialize Clutter: Unable to select the newly created GLX context
Errore del window manager: Unable to initialize Clutter.


-- System Information:
Debian Release: wheezy/sid
  APT prefers testing
  APT policy: (500, 'testing')
Architecture: i386 (i686)

Kernel: Linux 2.6.38-2-686 (SMP w/1 CPU core)
Locale: LANG=it_IT.UTF-8, LC_CTYPE=it_IT.UTF-8 (charmap=UTF-8)
Shell: /bin/sh linked to /bin/dash

Versions of packages mutter depends on:
ii  libatk1.0-0             1.32.0-3         The ATK accessibility toolkit
ii  libc6                   2.11.2-11        Embedded GNU C Library: Shared lib
ii  libcairo2               1.10.2-6         The Cairo 2D vector graphics libra
ii  libclutter-1.0-0        1.6.10-3         Open GL based interactive canvas l
ii  libfontconfig1          2.8.0-2.1        generic font configuration library
ii  libfreetype6            2.4.4-1          FreeType 2 font engine, shared lib
ii  libgconf2-4             2.28.1-6         GNOME configuration database syste
ii  libgl1-mesa-glx [libgl1 7.10-4           A free implementation of the OpenG
ii  libglib2.0-0            2.28.4-1         The GLib library of C routines
ii  libgtk2.0-0             2.24.3-1~sid1    The GTK+ graphical user interface 
ii  libice6                 2:1.0.7-1        X11 Inter-Client Exchange library
ii  libjson-glib-1.0-0      0.12.0-3         GLib JSON manipulation library
ii  libmutter-private0      2.29.0-4         library for the Mutter window mana
ii  libpango1.0-0           1.28.3-6         Layout and rendering of internatio
ii  libsm6                  2:1.2.0-1        X11 Session Management library
ii  libstartup-notification 0.10-1           library for program launch feedbac
ii  libx11-6                2:1.4.3-1        X11 client-side library
ii  libxcomposite1          1:0.4.3-1        X11 Composite extension library
ii  libxcursor1             1:1.1.11-1       X cursor management library
ii  libxdamage1             1:1.1.3-1        X11 damaged region extension libra
ii  libxext6                2:1.2.0-2        X11 miscellaneous extension librar
ii  libxfixes3              1:4.0.5-1        X11 miscellaneous 'fixes' extensio
ii  libxinerama1            2:1.1.1-1        X11 Xinerama extension library
ii  libxrandr2              2:1.3.1-1        X11 RandR extension library
ii  libxrender1             1:0.9.6-1        X Rendering Extension client libra
ii  mutter-common           2.29.0-4         shared files for the Mutter window
ii  zenity                  2.30.0-1         Display graphical dialog boxes fro
ii  zlib1g                  1: compression library - runtime

Versions of packages mutter recommends:
ii  gnome-session [x-session-mana 2.30.2-3   The GNOME Session Manager - GNOME 

Versions of packages mutter suggests:
ii  gnome-control-center          1:2.30.1-3 utilities to configure the GNOME d
ii  gnome-themes                  2.30.2-1   official themes for the GNOME desk
pn  xdg-user-dirs                 <none>     (no description available)

-- no debconf information

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