From: Norman Geist (norman.geist_at_uni-greifswald.de)
Date: Wed Aug 13 2014 - 11:56:14 CDT

I can confirm that it's quite easy to install the original nvidia driver,
just download the *.run file from the nvidia website, then as root:

runlevel 3
#uninstall other driver <- no idea how to uninstall the gallum O_o sry
chmod +x whatever.run
./whatever.run

In order to have VMD with full GLSL support you need to confirm the question
about installing the 32-bit compatibility opengl libs.

Norman Geist.

> -----UrsprŁngliche Nachricht-----
> Von: owner-vmd-l_at_ks.uiuc.edu [mailto:owner-vmd-l_at_ks.uiuc.edu] Im
> Auftrag von John Stone
> Gesendet: Mittwoch, 13. August 2014 16:31
> An: DEBOSTUTI GHOSHDASTIDAR
> Cc: VMD Mailing List
> Betreff: Re: vmd-l: Rendering snapshots
>
> Hi,
> Yes, I think this says it all. You are running what is apparently
> referred to as a "preview release" of the open source Gallium3D
> drivers,
> which is likely dated to the year 2010. If the Wikipedia page is
> accurate,
> it would seem that there isn't much current development activity going
> on there. I would strongly recommend that if possible, you replace
> this
> broken open source driver with the newest NVIDIA commercial driver you
> are able to run on your system. I don't know what GPU generation the
> "NV92" referred to by the Gallium driver is, but it sounds to me like
> you
> might have a GeForce 9800 or something similar, which is based on the
> chipset that NVIDIA called "G92" or "G92B". If my assumption is
> correct,
> then that hardware should be new enough that you can go download and
> install a current NVIDIA driver and you would then be rid of the
> problem
> with snapshot.
>
> Cheers,
> John Stone
>
> On Wed, Aug 13, 2014 at 10:36:32AM +0530, DEBOSTUTI GHOSHDASTIDAR
> wrote:
> > Hi John
> >
> > This is what I get on startup...
> >
> > Info) OpenGL renderer: Gallium 0.4 on NV92
> > Info) Features: STENCIL MSAA(8) MDE CVA MTX NPOT PP PS GLSL(OVF)
> > Info) Full GLSL rendering mode is available.
> > Info) Textures: 2-D (8192x8192), 3-D (512x512x512), Multitexture
> (8)
> > Info) Dynamically loaded 2 plugins in directory:
> > Info) /usr/local/lib/vmd/plugins/LINUXAMD64/molfile
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > On Tue, Aug 12, 2014 at 9:27 PM, Norman Geist
> > <[1]norman.geist_at_uni-greifswald.de> wrote:
> >
> > I would check the graphics driver 1st of all. What GPU do you
> have? Is
> > real transparency working? (<- enable "VMD
> > Main->Display->RenderMode->GLSL")?
> >
> >
> >
> > Norman Geist.
> >
> >
> >
> > Von: [2]owner-vmd-l_at_ks.uiuc.edu [mailto:[3]owner-vmd-
> l_at_ks.uiuc.edu] Im
> > Auftrag von DEBOSTUTI GHOSHDASTIDAR
> > Gesendet: Dienstag, 12. August 2014 15:24
> > An: [4]vmd-l_at_ks.uiuc.edu
> > Betreff: vmd-l: Rendering snapshots
> >
> >
> >
> > Dear VMD users,
> >
> > I recently installed vmd-1.9.1 (vmd_LINUXAMD64) on a x86_64
> machine
> > (Linux mint OS). When I try to render a snapshot using VMD
> OpenGL, I
> > get a blank image. However, Tachyon, etc seem to be working
> fine. Did
> > something go wrong during installation?
> >
> > Thanks
> >
> > --
> > Debostuti Ghosh Dastidar
> > Department of Biotechnology
> > Indian Institute of Technology Madras
> >
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