All X11 applications losing connection to X display using the NVidia driver in RHEL5

Solution Verified - Updated -

Issue

  • Something is happening inside of Xorg where all X server client connections are getting killed at the same time with the following error:
The application '<unknown>' lost its connection to the display :0.0;
most likely the X server was shut down or you killed/destroyed
the application.

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) 5
  • NVidia Proprietary Driver

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