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Thread: GLX deactivate

  1. #1
    borgibo NNTP User

    Default GLX deactivate


    As a newbie I have been using Suse10.2, actually Jacklab Jad 1.0,
    for some time.

    Lately I changed the machine's mobo and reinstalled the distro but
    have a problem which was caused by the different graphics card or chipset NVIDIA GeForce 6100/nForce 430 chipset.

    GLX through MESA has been activated which I do not want.

    Having read a post here, I typed in the terminal as suggested:

    "glxinfo | grep direct" and was told:

    "direct rendering: NO
    OpenGL render string: MESA GLX Indirect"

    How can I deactivate it? I cannot through Yast. There must be a command to do so. There is no slab in Jad either through which I probably could.

    Thank you,


  2. #2

    Default Re: GLX deactivate

    It is using mesa because the proprietary nvidia driver's aren't installed
    "If it ain't broke, find something wrong with it"

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Vsters, Sweden ex. Highbury London UK

    Default Re: GLX deactivate

    Check out the info here also has links to the drivers


  4. #4
    borgibo NNTP User

    Default Re: GLX deactivate


    I applied nvidia's instructions found in your 'here' link, downloaded and installed the driver but it did not work.

    I believe the problem to be Jad's kernel an " 2.6.19-5-rt " which
    cannot be unlocked I was informed, although the transaction proceeded after being questioned and answered 'yes' on things that I did not completely understand as a computerr newbie that I am.

    It is not very important as I am quite happy with mesa as it is except for the wobbling windows. It seems that most people want special effects whereas I am trying to get rid of them!

    If I could only 'concoct' a command to do so I would be very happy.
    I understand that it could be done if the nvidia drivers were there. I did not have this problem before I changed to my new mobo.

    Thank you very much for your help and some-guy's.


  5. #5
    borgibo NNTP User

    Default Re: GLX deactivate

    Further to my above post the following happened:

    Playing with the distro a window popped up informing me that I had not activated the newly installed nvidia driver. So I did follow the instructions and gave as root the command required in the terminal, I cannot remember exactly what it was, I think "nvidia-config" or something like that, rebooted and there was no window any longer!!!!!!!

    So I had to reinstall. I am writing this after reinstalling.
    Things are difficult in life!


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