[Wine] Re: problem installing DesignCAD 3D Max 14.1 under wine

R. Steven Rainwater steve at ncc.com
Thu Apr 27 13:32:58 CDT 2006

Daniel Skorka wrote:
> R. Steven Rainwater <steve at ncc.com> wrote:
>>The only errors that showed up on the console during all this were:
>>err:wgl:X11DRV_ChoosePixelFormat glXChooseFBConfig returns NULL (glError: 0)
> That's why you don't see anything. DesignCAD uses OpenGL to do the
> actual drawing, and wine isn't performing very gracefully in your case.

I've continued to work on debugging this. I've got wine compiling from 
source and have dropped in some extra TRACE statements in the opengl.c 
source file of the x11drv DLL.

I've found what appears to be the problem. The glXChooseFBConfig API 
requires GLX v1.3 but if I query GLX using the glXQueryVersion function, 
it returns 1.2.  According to the OpenGL reference manual, "This 
subroutine requires GLX 1.3 support on both the GLX system on the client 
and on the specified screen on the X server."

glxinfo reports:

server glx version string: 1.2
client glx version string: 1.4

The glxQueryVersion function returns 1.2 as well, so the problem appears 
to be the server version. I'm not certain what that means as far as 
which piece of software I need to look at on my Fedora Core 5 box.

I'm using an NVidia card, so the driver is nv. There is no 3D 
acceleration support for NVidia cards in the free software world at this 
time, so I assume GLX is not part of the driver itself. There's 
presumably some OpenGL software emulation being used. I did a search on 
the xorg.freedesktop.org wiki for GLX but it didn't turn up any results. 
Does anyone have a pointer to a good source of information on what piece 
of code provides the GLX API in Xorg as supplied with Fedora Core 5?

As an aside, it seems like it would be good coding practice if the Wine 
opengl.c code queried the GLX API and reported an error if it was not 
v1.3 or higher. I can submit a patch to do that if it's appropriate.


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