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SDL_SetVideoMode failed

Postby Sneo » Tue Aug 14, 2007 8:40 pm

I get this error in my debug.txt:

SDL Version: Compiled against 1.2.11, running with 1.2.11
Defcon 1.42 linux built May 14 2007
Parsing archive main.dat...DONE
Client listening on port 5011
Parsing Coastline data (1776 islands) : 27ms
Parsing International data (2753 islands) : 11ms
Parsing City data (2745 cities) : 22ms
SDL_SetVideoMode failed with 'Couldn't find matching GLX visual'. Switching to 16-bit Z-Buffer.
SDL_SetVideoMode failed with 'Couldn't find matching GLX visual'. Can't continue.
SDL_SetVideoMode failed with 'Couldn't find matching GLX visual'. Can't continue.

I'm running Ubuntu and installed it via the Feisty Repositorys. This is just the game demo.

Also running a Dell Dimension 3100 with onboard graphics. Any ideas would be appreciated.
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Postby shinygerbil » Tue Aug 14, 2007 11:34 pm

Do you have direct rendering enabled?

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glxinfo | grep render


^^should tell us something useful :)
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Postby Sneo » Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:31 am

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Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Error: couldn't find RGB GLX visual
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Xlib:  extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".


Thanks for the reply, I'm new to linux! So don't really understand the whole graphics / gaming side of it yet.
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Postby shinygerbil » Wed Aug 15, 2007 11:55 am

Sounds like you don't have much 3D capability at all just yet. :(

A quick Google shows that you have one of the dreaded Intel onboard graphics chipsets. It may well be worth trawling the Ubuntu forums for some answers!
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Postby Sneo » Wed Aug 15, 2007 12:14 pm

What am I looking for exactly?
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Postby KingAl » Wed Aug 15, 2007 12:26 pm

Getting GLX to work correctly with Intel onboard graphics chipsets - specifically, "Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900".
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Postby Sneo » Mon Aug 20, 2007 1:55 pm

Got this working,

Solution here.
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Postby shinygerbil » Mon Aug 20, 2007 6:03 pm

Glad to hear it! So it was basically a driver problem. As is so damn common with Linux.
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Postby Cappy » Sat Aug 25, 2007 6:59 am

This is one of the biggest aspects of Linux I want to improve. Some of the error messages in linux SUCK. And if you run a program from the GUI and it errors out you get NO ERROR. It's an extremely poor design that shows the system is still optimized for programmers and CLIs.
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Postby estel » Tue Sep 04, 2007 1:39 pm

Whereas Windows gives you... which error messages sometimes? :P

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