OpenGL GLX extension not supported by display ':0'

ashish yadav ashishyadav78 at
Sun May 11 22:01:04 PDT 2014


After installing some pacakges, like:
libdrm* mesa* libgl* libdricore*  libglapi* xserver-xorg-extension-glx*

Celestia Test Pass.


On Fri, May 9, 2014 at 9:30 PM, Thomas Lübking <thomas.luebking at>wrote:

> On Freitag, 9. Mai 2014 07:18:36 CEST, ashish yadav wrote:
>> Hi,
>> Please let me know if you need more info.
> "The Silicon Motion SM712 is a PCI-based 2D graphics engine with 4MB of
> embedded video memory and a maximum output resolution of 1280x1024"
> -> plug a reasonable GPU card into the box and deactivate that chip - it's
> not capable of things like celestia at all but rather a minimum hardware to
> get pixels onto a screen.
> Also, OpenGL on siliconmotion chips seems virtually unavailable - there's
> apparently no kms or dri or gallium for that family.
> Install MESA ("libgl-mesa") and you should be able to use software
> rendering (gallium on llvmpipe), but you'll have to ask your distro whether
> and by what package they support plain software rendering - but be prepared
> that it will be CPU intense and very slow.
> Cheers,
> Thomas
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