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Old 10-03-2002, 03:33 AM   #1
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OpenGL problems (quake 3, glxgears)

When I run Quake 3, it starts up just fine, but the screen is blank. I can hear sound from the game perfectly fine. When I exit out, there aren't any errors whatsoever. I try running glxgears, and I can't see anything, but I know that it's running because it gives me the FPS it's running at. I just recently installed Diablo II (with the LOD expansion) in winex, and it starts just fine, but I can't see anything. I'm sure this is a pretty simple problem, but I just can't figure it out.
Old 10-03-2002, 06:29 AM   #2
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What video card are you using ? A Nvidia one ? maybe you could try downloading its drivers from

Old 10-04-2002, 03:05 AM   #3
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Oh yeah, letting you guys know what card I'm using would probably help. I have an ATI Radeon 7200.
Old 08-22-2003, 07:22 PM   #4
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I've got the same card... just installed Mandrake 9.1 and my video pretty much sucks. Any help is appreciated. I don't know what a 'tarball' is, or how to compile a kernel, or even how to load an application (read: simple instructions for a newb please).



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