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Re: nvidia driver "debian way" and 3D

On Sun, May 03, 2009 at 09:29:53AM +0200, Francesco Pietra wrote:
> Hi:
> with amd64 lenny, i have installed the nvidia driver (OpenGL 2.1.2
> NVIDIA 173.14.04) for a GeForce 6600?PCI?SSE2 card along "the Debian
> way", according to the Lennart Sorensen recipe), with additional GLSL
> support for some scientific graphics.
> When my wife attempts to explore the museum Louvre
> (http://musee.louvre.fr/expo-imaginaire/escalierdesambassadeurs/en/index2.html)
> in 3D rendering, the system warns that 3D is not supported, needing an
> additional plugin. Today, no specification about the kind of plugin
> was revealed, while a couple of days ago - on the same attempts - the
> system specified "nVidia plugin".
> Today I tried to see the plugin by downloading it, though iceweasel
> answered that there is no suitable plugin available. I was acting as
> user.
> Aside the obvious implications from what i said above, my question is
> whether with the installation of the nVidia driver "the Debian way" it
> safe to download plugins related to graphics and if such plugins are
> installable by users (my wife has access to the computer with her
> username and i should avoid to harm the driver installation).

The problem appears to be that you require a plugin for 3dlifeplayer,
which appears to be Mac and Windows only.  So probably no way you can
get linux to work with that site.

It has nothing to do with 3D support or not on linux.

Len Sorensen

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