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Old 04-26-2008, 01:31 AM   #1
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do i need special hardware other than video card to enable 3D direct rendering

i want to enable direct rendering.

Do i need special graphics card other than the video card to enable 3D Direct Rendering.

The video card on my computer is

[root@localhost ~]# /sbin/lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 945G/P Memory Controller Hub (rev 02)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 945G Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 02)

but on xorg.conf file i get i810 as below

[root@localhost ~]# cat /etc/X11/xorg.conf | grep -i driver
Driver "kbd"
Driver "mouse"
Driver "i810"

the glxinfo says this

[root@localhost ~]# glxinfo | grep direct
direct rendering: No
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect

Is there anything should i do with Nvidia drivers(i am confused with the graphics card and drivers).

i am using RHEL 4(red hat enterprise linux) 32-bit version .

Last edited by babu198649; 04-26-2008 at 01:33 AM.
Old 04-26-2008, 02:03 AM   #2
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You may want to consider a distribution other than RHEL. RHEL is intended for corporate servers, so probably will have more limited driver support (not to mention services you probably don't need being enabled). If you like the Red Hat architecture, try Fedora (which is almost identical but geared towards workstations/desktops) or CentOS (which is Fedora with the licensing removed).

As for the driver issue, I've never used that card, but most likely it's just a generic driver that covers the Intel family. You will not want to use nvidia, nv, ati, s3, or tnt drivers for your current card. Good luck!
Old 04-26-2008, 02:48 AM   #3
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I believe the driver you want is Xdriver-intel (I'm not sure what the driver's exact name is for your distro). I've never tried an Intel video card in any distro, so I'm not sure how it will work out for you.


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