tdockery97 wrote:Did you go to Package Manager and install libgl1-mesa-dri?
Option "Composite" "Enable"
secipolla wrote:You couldn't do any good to your system by installing nvidia packages in a system with an ati card
So you will have to boot in recovery mode and uninstall all the nvidia packages you installed.
robert-e wrote:tdockery et al,
Thanks for you hints; I started a root terminal and did a "locate", and the .deb file showed up on root's desktop. I imagine that is why sudo root could not find it when I ran the dpkg command. When I ran it as full root, GE installed, with few errors. However, when I ran it (GE) as user bob, it ran just fine.
Now, for a couple of "curiousity" questions:
I wonder why all the errors (a couple of pages of them), when I did "make"? It seemed to be looking for a lot of library source files.
I wonder why the .deb file ended up on roots desktop? Further to this, I wonder if I could have ran "make" as user bob, instead of root? That is what I am used to doing...ie make as user, and install as root.
Just for giggles I tried again, and got a whole whack of errors in"make". I will post a couple here, as the captured text file is very long (I could email it to you, if you like?). When all the dust settled, and I ran dpkg, it could not fine the .deb file.
bob@satellitep30-laptop ~ $ inxi -G
Graphics: Card ATI RV350 [Mobility Radeon 9600 M10] X.Org 1.7.7 Res: firstname.lastname@example.org
GLX Renderer Mesa DRI R300 (RV350 4E50) 20090101 x86/MMX/SSE2 TCL DRI2 GLX Version 1.5 Mesa 7.7.1
satellitep30-laptop ~ # make-googleearth-package --force
sudo apt-get install googleearth-package
robert-e wrote:bob@satellitep30-laptop ~ $ sudo dpkg -i ./googleearth_188.8.131.528+0.5.7-1_i386.deb
[sudo] password for bob:
dpkg: error processing ./googleearth_184.108.40.2068+0.5.7-1_i386.deb (--install):
cannot access archive: No such file or directory
Errors were encountered while processing:
bob@satellitep30-laptop ~ $
So the question is, how to get GLX Renderer working?
secipolla wrote:I'm not sure but I think that the incompatibilities are with the xorg version. Like NVIDIA keeps updating its drivers for old cards so they keep compatible with the new xorg versions. But ATI doesn't do that so one has to use older o.s. like Lenny, or Hardy, for instance.
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