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Old 02-16-2009, 03:33 AM   #16
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This is the /media/SlackDVD/extra/wicd/README.SLACKWARE

Quote:
After installing this package, make sure the /etc/rc.d/rc.wicd
script is executable; if necessary, do:
chmod +x /etc/rc.d/rc.wicd

Results have varied, but you will probably need/want to remove
any references to interfaces from /etc/rc.d/rc.inet1.conf - in
other words, make that file look as if netconfig has never been
run.

When you start X, you should see a wicd icon in the system tray;
click on it to open the gui interface and configure as desired.

Anytime this package is updated, you will need to restart the
deamon, stop the system tray icon, and then run "wicd-client &"
to restart the system tray icon.
 
Old 02-16-2009, 04:34 AM   #17
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OpenGL under VirtualBox

Has anyone managed to get the OpenGL support working under VBox 2.1.2 on Slackware?

Maybe my hardware is a bit old:

CPU: 3.2GHz Pentium 4 Prescott (socket 478 version)
Video Card: NVidia GeForce FX 5700LE 256Mb RAM, AGP 8x
RAM: 2 Gigabytes

...but OpenGL support under VBox flat out refuses to work for me.

I have OpenGL support enabled and working 100% under the host OS (Slackware) with the NVidia driver set.

Should it be working?

Everything I've read about it says nothing more than the fact that you have to tick the checkbox to "Enable 3D Acceleration," which I have done, but to no avail.

Is there something I'm missing?
 
Old 02-16-2009, 04:48 AM   #18
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I haven't tried it myself yet, but what guest os are you using? I think VirtualBox 2.1.2 does OpenGL only on Windows Guests.
Direct3D on Windows guests is in svn, but I don't know if it's in 2.1.2 already. Doubt it though. AFAIK there's no graphics acceleration on Linux guests for now.
 
Old 02-16-2009, 04:52 AM   #19
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Thanks for the quick reply!

This is with an xp guest.

I'm trying it with OpenGL games, not ones which require Direct3D.

Last edited by rkelsen; 02-16-2009 at 04:53 AM.
 
Old 02-16-2009, 04:57 AM   #20
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Hmm. I don't know. Possible things:
- latest guest additions installed?
- running compiz as window manager?
- using an OpenGL application to test and not an DirectX app?

Apart from that I have no idea, sorry.
 
Old 02-16-2009, 05:07 AM   #21
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Yes
No
Yes

Could my hardware be too old?
 
Old 02-16-2009, 06:16 AM   #22
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Doubt it. A Geforce 5 should be new enough to handle that. I would start thinking about it with a Geforce 3 or lower....
 
Old 02-17-2009, 01:28 AM   #23
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VirtualBox 2.1.2 works well (thanks Heinz) and I was able to install Windows 7 beta 1 in it. What can I do with it is still to be determined but I just wanted to try it.
 
Old 02-18-2009, 05:25 AM   #24
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I solved my problem.

I had upgraded from VirtualBox 1.4.0 to 2.1.2 and kept my old config files. All I had to do was wipe them out and start from scratch. Now OpenGL works.

There must've been some incompatibility with the older configs.
 
  


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