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Problem starting WoW
Posted 2007-04-03 21:27
Hi, I am kinda new to linux although i have used to alot in the past. I am just now using it again. I recently built a new computer. Core 2 Duo E6600 2GB ram 2x60gb raptor HD's, EVGA 680i and a EVGA 8800GTS. I got my video card drivers installed fine. I get the big nvidia logo when linux starts up. when i try to start the game it says i dont have any 3D support. I thought when i install my drivers it would also install open gl support. but when i look in my control center i don't see a open gl manager. i made sax use my nvidia driver by sax2 -r -m 0=nvidia. do i need to go in sax and edit anything? I am lost right now and don't know what to do. any help would be great thanks guys.
Jeremy Newman
Jeremy Newman  Staff Member
Posted 2007-04-04 12:47
The easiest way to tell if your gl is properly configured is to run this in a terminal window:
glxinfo | more

The first few lines should look like this:

name of display: :0.0
display: :0  screen: 0
direct rendering: Yes
server glx vendor string: NVIDIA Corporation

Most important is direct rendering: Yes. If it says no, then you don't have your glx configured properly. You'll need to edit your settings in /etc/X11/xorg.conf to fix it. Refer to your video driver README for more information.
Posted 2007-04-04 17:07
yah i checked that and it said direct rendering: No
i checked my xorg.config and everything was correct in there and i have installed my nvidia open gl drivers. i just dont understand it. i guess since its so new of a card my distro isnt supporting it. i just dont know ive been pulling my hair out trying to get GL working. in my xorg.config file its got load "glx" and everything that is needed i just dont understand. i also tried to reinstall my driver through ctrl alt f2 and reinstalled and recompiled my nvidia kernel and tried to redo sax2 but then it says i have no monitor now and that x server cant start. so i think iam just gonna format the drive and try again. this is the 8th time ive formated it trying to get GL on. thanks for ur help though

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