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Old 01-03-2009, 05:51 PM   #1
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help with open GL


I have a Dell XPS 720 with 4 gigs of ram, a partioned hard drive with Linux Ubuntu 8.10 and windows vista my G card is a Nvidia Geforce 8800 ultra and I have the Nvidia driver installed. I also have the wine software installed but my knowledge of using Linux and using the terminal is new and I'm not very knowledgeable with either. I have gone to a few sites and cant figure out how to turn on my open Gl for my g card. I was wondering if there is a site or a dumb down tutorial on how to turn this feature on. I really like Linux much better then windows because of the stability of the OS, so i would like to get it all set up and be able to utilize Linux to its fullest.
Any help would be appreciated and thank you in advance.
 
Old 01-03-2009, 05:58 PM   #2
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I have a Dell XPS 720 with 4 gigs of ram, a partioned hard drive with Linux Ubuntu 8.10 and windows vista my G card is a Nvidia Geforce 8800 ultra and I have the Nvidia driver installed. I also have the wine software installed but my knowledge of using Linux and using the terminal is new and I'm not very knowledgeable with either. I have gone to a few sites and cant figure out how to turn on my open Gl for my g card. I was wondering if there is a site or a dumb down tutorial on how to turn this feature on. I really like Linux much better then windows because of the stability of the OS, so i would like to get it all set up and be able to utilize Linux to its fullest.
Any help would be appreciated and thank you in advance.
Hi dww0729,

Welcome to the LQ.org. If you have installed the driver with Ubuntu (System->Administration->Hardware Drivers), you should be all set and with full 3d acceleration after a reboot. OpenGL should be up and running as well.

Can you tell us what you are trying to accomplish and what is not working?
 
Old 01-04-2009, 07:39 AM   #3
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The drive says it is active and running so i was thinking cool when i started installing wow on my computer downloading updates has been taking a while due to work which is interrupting the time i can put into it but while ive been waiting for the updates i was looking at some of the linux games (which I'm impressed with the wide selection). I played chess and it was in 2D. Then I went to settings, preferences and turned on 3d and then i get:

You are unable to play in 3D mode due to the following problems:
No Python OpenGL support
No Python GTKGLExt support

Please contact your system administrator to resolve these problems, until then you will be able to play chess in 2D mode

Which is what made me start this thread. Since this computer is pretty decent i dont want to mess any of it up trying to learn all the shortcuts and commands like i did with windows. i prefer a nice smooth set up and not having to keep re-installing OS till i figure things out. lol

i also have a problem with my sound card Linux isn't recognizing it at all which once i resolve this it will probably be my next post.

Last edited by dww0729; 01-04-2009 at 07:40 AM.
 
Old 01-04-2009, 09:15 AM   #4
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You are unable to play in 3D mode due to the following problems:
No Python OpenGL support
No Python GTKGLExt support
Ah, ok. Well, in that case, you may have 3D acceleration working just fine, but the GNU Chess requires a few libraries which are not installed on your system, please to the following:

- Open a terminal;
- Copy and paste the following:


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sudo apt-get install python-opengl
sudo apt-get install libgtkglext1
sudo apt-get install python-gtkglext1
- Restart the game and try to enable 3D view.

That should do it

Regards!
 
Old 01-04-2009, 05:27 PM   #5
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wow that was fairly simple Thanks a bunch for the help. Its greatly appreciated!
 
Old 01-04-2009, 05:43 PM   #6
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wow that was fairly simple Thanks a bunch for the help. Its greatly appreciated!
I'm glad it helped mate. And you are welcome
 
  


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