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Ok, so I didnt REALLY brake my X server, but I managed to disable direct render, or at least 3ddesktop claims so. I installed the "common" binery from dri.freedesktop.org/wiki, and after a reboot, 3ddesktop stoped fireing and spat this out to the terminal:

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ross@ross-laptop:~$ 3ddesk
Attempting to start 3ddesktop server.
Daemon started.  Run 3ddesk to activate.
3ddeskd: glXIsDirect failed, no Direct Rendering possible!
3ddeskd: Please configure hardware acceleration.  Exiting.
Server not found after waiting 5 seconds.
Could not find server.
Try starting manually (3ddeskd)

ross@ross-laptop:~$ 3ddeskd
Daemon started.  Run 3ddesk to activate.
ross@ross-laptop:~$ 3ddeskd: glXIsDirect failed, no Direct Rendering possible!
3ddeskd: Please configure hardware acceleration.  Exiting.
My xorg.conf file still says I am using the same problem, and apps like Supertux still run fine, its just 3ddesktop that seems to be having problems. How do I undo this?
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So your name is Ross
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No, I have been found out! Thworted by my own terminal! My secret identity as SoaDMTGguy will no longer be secret! Blast!
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What does glxinfo say? SuperTux and the like can run without direct rendering, but 3ddesk needs it.
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can you post the x conf file and /var/log/~x.org log?
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post #6 of 12
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glxgears is running like crap, here are the FPS results:

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ross@ross-laptop:~$ glxgears
728 frames in 5.3 seconds = 137.553 FPS
798 frames in 5.3 seconds = 149.556 FPS
684 frames in 5.1 seconds = 135.189 FPS
Attached are the log files you wanted. There were 3 log files (Xorg.0.log, Xorg.20.log and Xorg.93.log), so I attached all of them. There was also Xorg.0.log.old and Xorg.93.log.old, but I did not include them. I can if you want.
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glxinfo; it should say if you have direct rendering or not, which by the looks of it seems like you don't. I would try reinstalling the graphics drivers.
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Originally Posted by Melcar
glxinfo; it should say if you have direct rendering or not, which by the looks of it seems like you don't. I would try reinstalling the graphics drivers.
Yup, glxinfo says direct rendering is a no. How do I reinstall the dirvers? I have been using what ever came with Ubuntu.
post #9 of 12
Quote:
Originally Posted by SoaDMTGguy
Yup, glxinfo says direct rendering is a no. How do I reinstall the dirvers? I have been using what ever came with Ubuntu.
What card are you running? Is it the one on your sig? I have an Art History class to get to so I can't really help you at the moment, but basically install the ATI drivers if running a 9500+ card or newer https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/ATI
or the nvidia drivers (lost the link for nvidia cards, sorry).
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post #10 of 12
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Melcar
What card are you running? Is it the one on your sig?
Its the laptop in my sig.
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