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Old 08-10-2005, 09:18 PM   #1
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no Direct Rendering on FC4 & GeForce FX 5500

Hi all
I am trying to use 3D Desktop program on my desk top PC when i run this command

$ 3ddesk
i got this MSG

Attempting to start 3ddesktop server.
Daemon started. Run 3ddesk to activate.
3ddeskd: glXIsDirect failed, no Direct Rendering possible!
3ddeskd: Please configure hardware acceleration. Exiting.
Server not found after waiting 5 seconds.
Could not find server.
Try starting manually (3ddeskd)

my VGA card is nVidia GeForce FX 5500 256MB

the thing is that i installed this program on my Laptop and its working fine

anyone have idea please help

Old 08-10-2005, 10:33 PM   #2
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You need to install the nvidia driver kernel patch to enable hardware acceleration. Try here, section entitled "How do I enable 3D support for my nVidia graphics card in Fedora Core 4?"
Old 08-13-2005, 11:05 AM   #3
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thanks for your help it works for a while then system hangs then i install
redhat 4 but did not work, however i will try to find out how it works

thanks again


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