Review your favorite Linux distribution.
Go Back > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie
User Name
Linux - Newbie This Linux forum is for members that are new to Linux.
Just starting out and have a question? If it is not in the man pages or the how-to's this is the place!


  Search this Thread
Old 06-23-2006, 10:28 PM   #1
LQ Newbie
Registered: May 2006
Posts: 2

Rep: Reputation: 0
Mesa3D broke OpenGL

Long story short I wanted my openGL code to compile and I was missing the includes, so I got and installed Mesa3D.

Since then all my 3D games don't run, Quake, 2k4, etc

A little about my video setup before this:

I'm using slackware's test26 kernel
I have a Radeon 9000 and was using generic Radeon Drivers with DRI(which worked pretty well if you ask me)

Any methods to reverse/fix this and keep the inlcudes so I can compile stuff?

Here's an exerpt from Quake:

You are using software Mesa (no hardware acceleration)!
Driver DLL used:
If this is intentional, add
"+set r_allowSoftwareGL 1"
to the command line when starting the game.
...WARNING: could not set the given mode (6)
Initializing OpenGL display
...setting mode 3: 640 480
Using XFree86-VidModeExtension Version 2.2
XFree86-VidModeExtension Activated at 640x480
Received signal 11, exiting...
Old 06-24-2006, 11:17 AM   #2
Senior Member
Registered: May 2004
Location: Australia
Distribution: Gentoo
Posts: 3,544
Blog Entries: 4

Rep: Reputation: 57
Not sure how the Xorg built-in drivers work as I've always used nvidia but I can give you some suggestions. If you're using fglrx then this advice would probably definitely apply to you.

Installing Mesa alongside another driver that provides it's own libGL can cause issues with Mesa overwriting the libGL symlinks with it's own. Check the output of:
ls -l /usr/lib | grep GL
and see what you've got and where links go.


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
ATI Radeon 9800SE getting "OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project: KenMac Mandriva 4 08-27-2005 08:55 AM
ati fglrxinfo reports still using mesa3d FLOODS Fedora 6 02-04-2005 12:37 AM
More trouble with Mesa3d fatherg Programming 0 07-13-2004 05:36 PM
Mesa3d removal jfrey Linux - Software 0 05-24-2003 01:38 AM
Mesa3D HELP??? greay Linux - General 1 05-31-2001 08:15 AM > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Newbie

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:02 PM.

Main Menu
Write for LQ is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration