[mythtv-users] Re: OpenGL issues

Axel Thimm Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
Mon Aug 2 17:08:48 EDT 2004

On Mon, Aug 02, 2004 at 04:20:25PM -0400, Bill Oberman wrote:
> After a recent major upgrade using the atrpms package repository, my
> openGL no longer works in mythgallery  Originally, I got "Xlib:
> extension "XFree86-DRI" missing".  I found this article:
> http://www.fedoraforum.org/forum/showthread.php?t=17239
> The quick summary of that article is: XFree86 is upgraded, which sucks
> in XFree86-Mesa-libGL.  This conflicts with the openGL libs from nvidia.
> I did the:
> rpm -e --nodeps XFree86-Mesa-libGL

This is not neccessary with ATrpms, that is, if you have installed the
nvidia-graphics rpm from ATrpms.

Have a look at Jarod's guide, the nvidia installation is covered in
great detail there.

> fix mentioned in that article, which made the above error go away, to be
> replaced with a new error, something like "openGL not found".  I
> checked, and there were dead symbolic links in /usr/lib and
> /usr/X11R6/lib for libGL.so and libGLcore.so.  I tried re-pointing them
> to the files installed by atrpms, and the error went away, but now I get
> a blank screen (no other errors).  I am next going to try and just
> delete (well, rename for safety) those symbolic links.
> Does anyone have any advice for things I can try?  I'm about to give up,
> and just use mythgallery without openGL support.  One thing that would
> be nice to know is: what is the layout of openGL in a working system?  
Axel.Thimm at ATrpms.net
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