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Re: [opensuse] glxgears fails under installed 11.3
  • From: Basil Chupin <blchupin@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Mon, 13 Sep 2010 16:04:13 +1000
  • Message-id: <4C8DBEDD.7000203@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
On 13/09/2010 15:35, C. Brouerius van Nidek wrote:
On Monday, September 13, 2010 06:16:21 am Patrick Shanahan wrote:
* Terry Eck<terry_eck@xxxxxxxxxxx> [09-12-10 14:48]:
I hope I'm just missing some rpm and someone can help me out. When I
issue "glxgears" the following is displayed on the console:

lib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
glxgears: Error: couldn't get an RGB, Double-buffered visual.
you do not have 3d enabled, ie: nv is driver no nvidia
Just a question. I have e.g. nouveau (nv) on my machine and glxgears is able to
run. Is nv better as general thought?

My NVIDIA card is not included antmore in the newest nvidia drivers.
GeForce2 MX/MX400. And I never was able or had the time to install the nvidia
96.43.18 driver which would be the driver of choice.

But why not? Not complicated.

Unless things have changed radically in recent times, download & install the kernel source; then download the #96 driver from nVidia site. Easier if you then transfer/copy it into a simple recognisable directory such as ~/temp0 for example.

Do CTRL-ALT-F3; then place yourself in the ~/temp0 directory (or whichever) [cd /home/<your-home-name>/temp0] and do "sh NVIDIA<tab> " and then press RETURN to execute the driver's installation script. Follow the prompts which appear - answer Yes or No.

After the driver is installed, CTRL-ALT-F7 and you are back on your Desktop with nVidia driver installed. Easy-peasy.

BC

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