[Wine]Program requires NVIDIA driver

Adam D adam_d35 at yahoo.ca
Mon Jan 3 20:38:15 CST 2005

Thanks Holly for the info. Here's the current
situation regarding my NVIDIA:
- I have both drivers for 98 and XP,
- No drivers for Linux yet, no nvidia, no nv,
- Just downloaded NVIDIA-FreeBSD-x86-1.0-6113.tar.gz
and I'm still struggling with the readme/installation
file. Quite complicated though!
I think I need to do more reading before using any
make install. It will be rather nice to do things

 --- Holly Bostick <motub at planet.nl> wrote: 
> Adam D wrote:
> >  --- Hiji <hijinio at yahoo.com> wrote: 
> >  
> >>If you're willing to experiment, have you tried
> >>installing the NVIDIA drivers?  As Joachim
> >>mentioned,
> >>you can't use Windows drivers; however, the
> program
> >>may simply be checking for the appropriate files.
> >>
> >>Can you use OpenGL?
> >>
> >>Hiji
> > 
> > Thanks Hiji for encouraging me to continue.
> Naturally,
> > I enjoy experimenting. Anyway, I have never used
> > OpenGL. Regarding NVIDIA drivers, I don't know how
> to
> > install them in wine. I just copied the drivers to
> the
> > corresponding location on drive_c. Didn't touch
> any
> > config file yet. Maybe it's a lost cause but I'm
> > willing to learn how to insert or install drivers
> in
> > the right spot. It will certainly help me deal
> with
> > other kind of installation.
> > Adam
> > 
> Adam, I don't think Hiji meant you should install
> the nVidia drivers for 
> Linux under Wine; rather, I expect he was asking if
> you have them 
> installed in your distribution's installation. The
> "appropriate files" 
> Hiji referred to are the 3D acceleration files
> provided by the driver 
> under either Windows (if you were using Windows), or
> under Linux (for 
> which nVidia also makes drivers available).
> It's quite possible that you may be using drivers
> that do not provide 
> any support for the 3D hardware acceleration of your
> card; therefore 
> your card does not have OpenGL available to it, in
> which case, even if 
> your program can use it, it can't find it (or any of
> the files that 
> would indicate that 3D hardware acceleration is
> available to the 
> display), which may be why your program isn't
> working.
> This may not be what's going on, but it would be the
> first thing to 
> check-- are you using either the "nv" (nVidia
> opensource kernel driver) 
> or "nvidia" (closed source drivers available from
> the nVidia website or 
> possibly your distribution's repositories/CD)
> drivers? If not, you 
> should install them (check the nVidia website, I'm
> sure they have 
> install instructions there).
> Hope this helps.
> Holly
> _______________________________________________
> wine-users mailing list
> wine-users at winehq.org
> http://www.winehq.org/mailman/listinfo/wine-users

Post your free ad now! http://personals.yahoo.ca

More information about the wine-users mailing list