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Old 08-09-2014, 01:34 PM   #1
KingCoder01
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Trying to active Direct Rendering Infrastructure on Ubuntu for my graphics card


Hello folks,

I am trying to install World of Warcraft on Ubuntu 14.04.1, which is the latest version of Ubuntu. But first, I need to active DRI.

When I type the command glxinfo | grep rendering in the terminal, I get the following message:

direct rendering: No (If you want to find out why, try setting LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose)


Then I'm not sure where to go from there.

I need help from this point on please.

I am running on a Sager laptop with an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M graphics card.

This is what I also get when I type the command lspci | grep VGA in the termainal:

01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: NVIDIA Corporation G92M [GeForce GTX 260M] (rev a2)

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks
 
Old 08-09-2014, 07:01 PM   #2
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Did you install the proprietary drivers from Nvidia? Or did you try from the "Additional Drivers menu" in Ubuntu?
 
Old 08-10-2014, 08:44 PM   #3
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To get to the drivers, I click on System Settings, Software and Updates, and then Additional Drivers. In that menu I can select from a bunch of proprietary drivers.

When I install the proprietary drivers, do I install all of them or any specific ones?
 
Old 08-10-2014, 10:37 PM   #4
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Old 08-10-2014, 10:45 PM   #5
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http://www.geforce.com/drivers
 
Old 08-11-2014, 05:34 AM   #6
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Use the latest version that is offered for your card, only install one driver.

@EDDY1: While installing the drivers out-of-repository is always an option I would not consider it a good idea for someone new to Linux, since it will break the GUI when kernel updates are launched.
 
  


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