I'm running Debian etch, nvidia-specific driver downloaded from nvidia and installed. I can't figure out how to enable hardware acceleration.
My xorg.conf file lists the following in the Device section:
Identifier "nVidia Corporation C51 [GeForce 6150 LE]"
Option "RandRRotation" "on"
Please note in the above, RandRRotation is enabled, and I do
get a rotared (vertical) display, which I believe means I do indeed have the proper nVidia driver (I can't get rotation with the generic nvidia driver from the distro)
Synaptic tells me that libgl1-mesa-dev, libgl1-mesa-dri
are installed, but the command glxinfo in terminal returns:
"bash: glxinfo: command not found"
I'm trying to experiment with 3ddesk, but running the 3ddeskd command returns the following:
Daemon started. Run 3ddesk to activate.
myhome:~$ 3ddeskd: glXIsDirect failed, no Direct Rendering possible!
3ddeskd: Please configure hardware acceleration. Exiting.
...which is why I was trying to check on my hardware acceleration, leading to the findings above.
[Incidentally, should 3ddesk work ok with a rotated display?]
Any assistance would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance and cheers
OK progress report - I installed mesa-utils package, ran the following:
glxinfo | grep irect
Got the following output:
direct rendering: No
So the question remains: What do I need to do to enable it?
Second update: Ran glxheads :0 in terminal, got a small window with a green triangle spinning quite smoothly, and the following output:
GL_VERSION: 1.4 (2.1.0 NVIDIA 96.31)
GL_VENDOR: NVIDIA Corporation
GL_RENDERER: GeForce 6150 LE/PCI/SSE2/3DNOW!
X connection to :0.0 broken (explicit kill or server shutdown).
What does all this mean?
Again, thanks in advance.