f13: nouveau driver vs google earth

Mike Chambers mike at miketc.net
Sat Jul 17 12:11:02 UTC 2010

On Sat, 2010-07-17 at 13:39 +0200, Chris Rouch wrote:
> I've just installed f13 on a laptop. I have an nvidia card, and no
> /etc/X11/xorg.conf. I can see from /var/log/Xorg.0.log that the
> nouveau driver has been loaded. However when I run googleearth I get a
> message on stdout
> Xlib:  extension "XFree86-DRI" missing on display ":0.0".
> and googleearth complains about running in software emulation mode. If I run
> % glxinfo |grep render
> direct rendering: Yes
> OpenGL renderer string: Software Rasterizer
>     GL_NV_conditional_render, GL_NV_depth_clamp, GL_NV_fragment_program,
> Do I need to install or configure something or is nouveau still only a
> 2D driver?

Try installing the below package (reboot or restart may be needed) and
see if that allows you to view it..


Mike Chambers
Madisonville, KY

"Best lil town on Earth!"

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