Re: Xlib: extension "XFree86-DRI" missing on display ":0.0"
From: Dances With Crows (danSPANceswitTRAPhcrows_at_gmail.com)
Date: 11 Dec 2004 01:48:20 GMT
On 10 Dec 2004 16:44:55 -0800, Yvan staggered into the Black Sun and
> I'm trying to use xawtv with the following configuration:
> -bt848 tv tuner
> -TNT2 nvidia video card
> -very recent linux Kernel
You posted messages from xawtv, but does xawtv start up? Does it
start up, but display incorrectly? Messages are good, but a
human-readable description of the problem is also a good idea.
> Warning: Cannot convert string
> "-*-ledfixed-medium-r-semicondensed--39-*" to type FontStruct
Interesting. Might be a problem, or not.
> Xlib: extension "XFree86-DRI" missing on display ":0.0"
Hm. Are you using the Free "nv" X server, or the evil binary-only
"nvidia" one? This X extension should not be necessary anyway, since
many graphics cards have overlays available through the XV extension
> The video card driver is well installed. The lines load dri and load
> glx are in my config file.
If you are using the evil binary-only X server, you *don't* want "load
dri". If you are using the Free X server, you don't want it either
because there is no Free DRI for nVidia cards.
> I didn't install Mesa. I would assume that OpenGl would be included
> in the recent kernels.
Accelerated OpenGL support for nVidia cards is only available with the
evil binary-only nvidia X server and kernel module.
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