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Old 12-22-2008, 05:27 PM   #1
drobert
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opengl tutor named glitch has problems to start


Hi all,

There is an opengl tutor project named glitch:
http://www.csse.monash.edu.au/~alane/glitch/

I have it already used for 2 years, and now i need it again, but it wont start on any systems i tried.
When i start the binary, happens nothing - terminal looks like the program was running and no window is created, cpu is not working better than without running the program.
I tried Fedora Core 10, Fedora Core 5, Kororaa 0.2, Ubuntu 8.10.
I thougth the problem could be that present distros use integrated aiglx or xgl, and for 2 years it was not yet integrated, but under Fedora Core 5 i get the same. There are no errors, no warnings, no logs.

Any idea?

Best,
Robert
 
Old 12-26-2008, 01:09 PM   #2
knudfl
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Have you got a different 'Graphics' since it worked ?

I can run it on Ubuntu 8.10 with Nvidia ( FX 5200 )
and some other Linux's too ( also FX 5200 )
It is not very stable and looks different in Ubuntu,
PCLinuxOS and Slackware 12.1 .
Slackware does best, and is the one that can compile
the glitch source.

Have you tried the "failsafe" package ??
> > glitch-1.0-i686-failsafe.tar.bz2
....
 
Old 12-27-2008, 02:39 AM   #3
drobert
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The pc configuration was not changed since then.
I always try the failsafe version too.
Though I found the myOS linux distribution for opengl developments:
http://www.geocities.com/ze_aks/myos.html

The main point of this distro is that it is able to run X with XGL and without any opengl magic. This second option allows to run the failsafe version of glitch. I need to notice that for both X-es myOS asks what driver to load VESA or firegl. Since I have an ATI graphics card, the 'original' driver suits very well for me.

Actually this could be the reason I have problems in Fedore and Ubuntu:
AIGLX doesn't support the firegl driver, only the radeon. I should do some reading about installing XGL on AIGLX integrated Fedora Core or Ubuntu.

My desktop pc has an Nvivia card, that should work, but it doesn't, still no idea.

Robert

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Originally Posted by knudfl View Post
Have you got a different 'Graphics' since it worked ?

I can run it on Ubuntu 8.10 with Nvidia ( FX 5200 )
and some other Linux's too ( also FX 5200 )
It is not very stable and looks different in Ubuntu,
PCLinuxOS and Slackware 12.1 .
Slackware does best, and is the one that can compile
the glitch source.

Have you tried the "failsafe" package ??
> > glitch-1.0-i686-failsafe.tar.bz2
....
 
  


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