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Re: Wheezy X broken ?

On Tue, 06 Dec 2011 20:39:26 +0100, Sven Joachim wrote:

> On 2011-12-06 10:50 +0100, Shaun wrote:
>> On 05/12/2011 22:25, Sven Joachim wrote:
>>> For gnome-shell you need a 3D OpenGL driver, and in wheezy the nouveau
>>> 3D drivers are not installed by default yet.  This has been changed¹
>>> in unstable already, however.
>> Is there a way to test this?
> $ glxinfo | grep render
> It should print something like
> direct rendering: Yes OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on NV86
> This is for my GeForce 8500 GT, the exact number after "NV" in the
> second line is different from card to card¹.
>> Is glxgears enough to tell if a suitable 3D OpenGL driver is loaded?
> No, but the above glxinfo command should tell.
>> Just want a quick way to find out if my system is "gnome-shell ready"
>> :)
> You will need libgl1-mesa-dri 7.11.1-1 from unstable, it should install
> fine on wheezy.  Or wait a few more days for it to migrate² to testing.

Just for information, here's mine:

$ glxinfo | grep render
direct rendering: Yes
OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on AMD RS780
    GL_NV_conditional_render, GL_AMD_draw_buffers_blend, 

..but I have no idea whether it will run GNOME shell, nor am I interested 
in finding out.

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