Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0" Linux Mint

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Scotty Gu3
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Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0" Linux Mint

Post by Scotty Gu3 » Fri Dec 03, 2010 9:40 pm

Hello guys!
I believe I am missing a package but as to which one I am not sure about.
I'm running wagic version 13.1 on a Linux Mint live cd I did a:

wget http://www.fmod.org/files/fmod3/fmodapi375linux.tar.gz
tar -xvzf fmodapi375linux.tar.gz
cd fmodapi375linux/api
sudo cp libfmod-3.75.so /usr/lib

Which corrected the error:
mint@mint ~/Downloads/PSP/GAME/WTH $ ./wagic
./wagic: error while loading shared libraries: libfmod-3.75.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

Now I'm stuck on the following error:

mint@mint ~/Downloads/PSP/GAME/WTH $ ./wagic
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
Unable to get a double buffered configuration
Could not create the window

I'm gonna try installing some packages just trial and error in the meantime but if anyone knows what this is It be good to get it documented on the forum. Any idea what is causing this output? Thanks!

Jean
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Re: Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0" Linux Mint

Post by Jean » Wed Dec 15, 2010 9:48 am

Hi,

You need graphics acceleration of some kind to run wagic. There are a lot of things you can't do without it anyway, so we thought it was a reasonable requirement.
Concretely, you need to install the correct driver for your video card, not run with the generic one. In most cases, you have the correct driver installed by default, but it seems it is not the case for you.

For nvidia, you can look at
http://www.psychocats.net/ubuntu/nvidia
Note that both the closed and the free drivers should work.

For ATI, you can have a look at
http://www.ehow.com/how_5110277_install ... buntu.html

For other video cards, you can ask google "ubuntu driver <video card name>" and you should generally find easy to follow instructions.

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