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sup guys...i have a 3.2ghz 64 bit edition system, so i thought i would give this little utility a try....i thought it looked cool....so i was using the intall HOW ...
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    are there istall directions for 3ddesktop


    sup guys...i have a 3.2ghz 64 bit edition system, so i thought i would give this little utility a try....i thought it looked cool....so i was using the intall HOW TO here

    well when i get to the ./configure command it runs, then comes up with the error.... GL/gl.h is needed to compile 3ddesktop....

    can someone help with this error...
    thanks

    jblfan

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    if you issue this command does it return something?
    Code:
    locate libGL
    if not, you'll need to install it
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    i get mostly folders with libglade, libglib, and libglut....then theres one module that is libglx.a

    if those are not what you are talking about...can you tell me where to get that and info on how to istall...thanks again

    jblfan

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    Sounds like you don't have 3d acceleration enabled. You can find out for sure by running this command:

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    glxinfo | grep direct
    If you don't have 3D accel, what is your video card?

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    ok, i ran that command and this is what i get

    direct rendering: no
    OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect

    I have an ATI video card

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    Go to the ATI site. d/l and install the drivers for you card. After you go through the setup and get direct rendering working, you should be good to go to install 3d desktop.

    Have fun!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy1701
    Go to the ATI site. d/l and install the drivers for you card. After you go through the setup and get direct rendering working, you should be good to go to install 3d desktop.

    Have fun!
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    Jeremy said it... Have fun with ATI installation...
    They will come out in mid January with a "suposedly" good linux driver... as for the required lib you should be fine
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    Quote Originally Posted by UgoDeschamps
    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy1701
    Go to the ATI site. d/l and install the drivers for you card. After you go through the setup and get direct rendering working, you should be good to go to install 3d desktop.

    Have fun!
    Jeremy
    Jeremy said it... Have fun with ATI installation...
    They will come out in mid January with a "suposedly" good linux driver... as for the required lib you should be fine
    Yeah...I can't wait for that. Maybe we'll be able to actually use our ATI cards to accelerate things.
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    Hi.

    Hello.

    I have the same problem. I recently installed nvivida gf2 mx 400 ddr 64.
    when i do glxinfo | grep direct
    the system returns:
    direct rendering: Yes

    ok, now i run ./configure and says:

    checking GL/gl.h presence... no
    checking for GL/gl.h... no
    configure: error: GL/gl.h is needed to compile 3ddesktop

    what its suppose to do now ?

    Sorry for my english

    regards from argentina

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    First, try to install 3ddesktop by urpmi. I thought it was in there.

    If not
    Try this:

    Code:
    updatedb
    Then ./configure

    If that doesnt work, you'll have to point ./configure to the location of libgl.
    You can find that by
    Code:
    locate libgl
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