REPOST: How to use 3D support with SuSE Linux ?
(reposted in plain text format; sorry for viewing problems in earlier post)
Situation: I want to use the 3D support of my motherboard with SuSE Linux
to start several applications that use this functionality (e.g. the crawling
ant screensaver). I am positive that the motherboard (Intel) supports 3D,
as I've run Fedora Core 1 in the past without any 3D hitches.
Running 3Ddiag in the terminal, I get the following....
Tests for XFree86 configuration:
Config File /etc/X11/XF86Config ... done.
Driver ... done.
Color Depth ... done.
Extensions ... failed!
3D Hardware acceleration is not used. To use 3D
Hardware acceleration please specify these entries
in the Section "Module" of your /etc/X11/XF86Config.
I next go to the "Module" section of /etc/X11/XF86Config: and add the last
(Load "dri") line, so that it looks like this:
Finally, to test my configuration regarding the 3D feature, I use the
glxinfo | grep rendering
to test if 3D is activated. The output is dissappointing, and reads:
direct rendering: No
What am I doing wrong? Please help.
Re: REPOST: How to use 3D support with SuSE Linux ?
"gurdude" <gurdude-a-with-a-circle-yahoo-dot-com> wrote:
> (reposted in plain text format; sorry for viewing problems in earlier post)[/color]
> Section "Module"
> Load "type1"
> Load "speedo"
> Load "extmod"
> Load "freetype"
> Load "glx"switch2xf86_glx
> Load "dri"
do you have this section/entry in the /etc/X11/XF86Config:
also, what is the "DefaultDepth" setting
(should be at most '24')
also, have you executed: 'switch2xf86_glx' ?
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> do you have this section/entry in the /etc/X11/XF86Config:[color=blue]
> Section "DRI"
> Mode 0666
> also, what is the "DefaultDepth" setting
> (should be at most '24')
> also, have you executed: 'switch2xf86_glx' ?[/color]
I did have the Section "DRI" entry, but the mode was 0660. I changed it to
0666 and cannot observe any differences (problem persists). The
"DefaultDepth" setting is 16, so that does not seem to be the problem
How does one execute the switch2xf86_glx ? I'm a newbie, so step-by-step
instructions would be nice.