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Re: [opensuse] Re: Google Earth Problem
  • From: Patrick Shanahan <paka@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 29 May 2008 11:48:36 -0400
  • Message-id: <20080529154836.GH10098@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
* Jim Flanagan <linuxjim@xxxxxxxxxx> [05-29-08 11:30]:
Patrick Shanahan wrote:

Then GoogleEarth will *not* work. It requires 3d which the nv driver
does not supply.


On my box with Nvidia card GE works fine with the proprietary Nvidia
driver installed. Yast/Sax2 will indicate there is no 3D, but the driver
will provide 3D in any case. Not sure why sax2 doesn't show this
properly, but you should have 3D with their driver.

right, the proprietary NVidia driver provides 3D but is not reported
by yast or sax2. The *nv* driver is opensource and does not provide 3D.

simple test: grep -i nv /etc/X11/xorg.conf

should report "nvidia" or "NVIDIA" if the proprietary driver is
installed.
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