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Old 01-09-2009, 05:31 PM   #1
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Question 3d acceleration help please...


i am very new to linux..i wanted to try something new anyways i have downloaded the softwarte wine and playonlinux..but everytime i start playonlinux is saysno 3d acceleration...i ran it on command and it says direct rendering no...so what do i do now and how do i install the 3d accelerator
 
Old 01-09-2009, 05:46 PM   #2
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What videocard do you have?
What driver do you use? How is your /etc/X11/xorg.conf configured?
What distribution do you use?
 
Old 01-09-2009, 05:48 PM   #3
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what Linux distribution are you using?

What 3d graphics accelerator do you have? Nvidia? ATI? Something else?

can't really answer your questions without some more info.

edit: Uncle T beat me to it.
 
Old 01-09-2009, 05:48 PM   #4
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Quote:
Originally Posted by new2linux36 View Post
i am very new to linux..i wanted to try something new anyways i have downloaded the softwarte wine and playonlinux..but everytime i start playonlinux is saysno 3d acceleration...i ran it on command and it says direct rendering no...so what do i do now and how do i install the 3d accelerator
Best way would be for you to tell us which distribution you are using and your system specifications as well. I ask this because some distributions make it easier than others to install drivers and, well, we also need to know which graphics card you have.

Regards!
 
Old 01-09-2009, 06:26 PM   #5
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how to i find out the answer to those question on linux..i just got my laptop i have no idea where to start with the linux platform
 
Old 01-09-2009, 06:42 PM   #6
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i have ubuntu 7.10 gnome desktop

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: VIA Technologies, Inc. Chrome9 HC IGP (rev 01)- thats what i get when i go t see wha graphic card im using
 
  


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