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Re: [opensuse] glxgears fails under installed 11.3
  • From: "C. Brouerius van Nidek" <constant@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • Date: Thu, 16 Sep 2010 22:03:08 +0700
  • Message-id: <201009162203.09848.constant@xxxxxxxxxxx>
On Wednesday, September 15, 2010 05:22:25 pm Tejas Guruswamy wrote:
On 13/09/10 13:49, Tejas Guruswamy wrote:
On 13/09/10 07:52, C. Brouerius van Nidek wrote:
On Monday, September 13, 2010 01:04:13 pm Basil Chupin wrote:
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 anymore 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.

Dear Basil,

You were the one who said the install would be easy-peasy ;).
Did what you said and are now close to installing the NVIDIA driver.
Looks easier but it starts already with the info that I would not have cc or
installed. As far as I can find out gcc is there, the kernel dev is there.
What to do about cc? Are there other packages that I need to download?
Small problems for the experts but I am new to this part of linux.


Linux User 183145 using LXDE on a Pentium IV ,
powered by openSUSE 11.3 (i586) Kernel: 2.6.36-rc4-18-desktop
LXDE WM & KDE Development Platform: 4.5.1 (KDE 4.5.1)
21:55pm up 0:14, 2 users, load average: 1.24, 1.50, 1.08

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