I'm having trouble opening System Settings. I get this error code when I try and run switchboard in the terminal (as it won't open by clicking):

(switchboard:16560): Gdk-ERROR **: The program 'switchboard' received an X Window System error.
This probably reflects a bug in the program.
The error was 'BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation)'.
  (Details: serial 159 error_code 2 request_code 154 (GLX) minor_code 24)
  (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 GDK_SYNCHRONIZE environment
   variable to change this behavior. You can then get a meaningful
   backtrace from your debugger if you break on the gdk_x_error() function.)
/usr/bin/gnome-control-center: line 20: 16560 Trace/breakpoint trap   (core dumped) switchboard $switchboard_options $requested_plug

Any help would be much appreciated.

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A previous report linked this error to a video card drivers issue. It would be helpful to add more details about your drivers to the original post. Next, I would try uninstalling and reinstalling your video card drivers. If you can, avoid AMD's proprietary drivers.

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