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i have KDE 3.5 and id like to try 3D desktop.My questions are: what do i need? do i need any kernel modules? where to get that what i need? ...
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    how to get 3D desktop on ...


    i have KDE 3.5 and id like to try 3D desktop.My questions are:
    what do i need?
    do i need any kernel modules?
    where to get that what i need?


    (im gonna do that on ubuntu dapper)

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    What video hardware do you have?
    Which distro are we talking about here?
    Do you mean XGL?
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    its ubuntu dapper drake
    i have ge force fx 5200
    what is xgl?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jan1024188
    its ubuntu dapper drake
    i have ge force fx 5200
    what is xgl?
    First you'll need to make sure you have the official 3D accelerated Nvidia drivers installed. If you don't yet, you can try my tutorial here:

    http://www.linuxforums.org/forum/lin...d-drivers.html

    XGL is a new 3D desktop that was introduced by Novell (owners of SuSE). What 3D desktop were you referring to?
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    this is my current xorg.conf
    Section "Device"
    Identifier "NVIDIA Corporation NV34 [GeForce FX 5200]"
    Driver "nv"
    BusID "PCI:1:0:0"
    EndSection
    im gonna install new drivers right now

    i tought if is possible to make KDE 3D....
    so i have to download and install XGL?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jan1024188
    i tought if is possible to make KDE 3D....
    so i have to download and install XGL?
    XGL won't make KDE 3D, but it will render it in OpenGL and give you some different effects. If you want an actual 3D desktop (or something close to it) you might want to look at Project Looking Glass:

    http://www.sun.com/software/looking_glass/

    I warn you though, neither of these is easy to get working.
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    specialy with ubuntu...here is runlevel 2 GUI....so which runlevel to choose ?1?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jan1024188
    specialy with ubuntu...here is runlevel 2 GUI....so which runlevel to choose ?1?
    Ubuntu is Debian-based, so you want to use my Debian suggestion:
    d) Debian users may need to use /etc/init.d/gdm stop instead.
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    If you mean Xgl you can go to compiz.net and you will get a lot of nice tutorials specially for Ubuntu or Kubuntu. I have ran it on my machine (on fedora and ubuntu) and was pretty simple to get it working.
    You don't need any new kernel module apart from the nvidia one.
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    thanks....that makes life much easyer

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