I am running Ubuntu (tried both hardy and intrepid) 64-bit with an nVidia graphics card, using the native nVidia driver and the get following message when I try to start FAB 3000
wharvey@hnlwnh1:/opt/scripts$ ./fab3000 ': not a valid identifier: ` Xlib: extension "XFree86-DRI" missing on display ":0.0".
fab3000 is my startup script: export LD_LIBRARY_PATH=$LD_LIBRARY_PATH:/opt/numerical/FAB-2008/lib cd /opt/numerical/FAB3000/ ./fabit
When I try it on my macbook (2'nd gen with ATI video) I get an error about a missing nvidia component.
Any idea how to get around this problem?
I found the following in my /var/log/Xorg.0.log file:
(II) "dri" will be loaded. This was enabled by default and also specified in the config file. (II) LoadModule: "dri" (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/extensions//libdri.so (II) Module dri: vendor="X.Org Foundation" (II) Loading extension XFree86-DRI (II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers//nvidia_drv.so Module class: X.Org Video Driver (II) NVIDIA dlloader X Driver 173.14.12 Thu Jul 17 18:18:16 PDT 2008 (II) NVIDIA Unified Driver for all Supported NVIDIA GPUs Module class: X.Org XInput Driver ABI class: X.Org XInput driver, version 2.1
Sure looks like it should be there...
Numerical Support Team
about 12 years ago
There are many distributions of Linux available nowadays (RedHat, SUSE, Fedora, Ubuntu, etc) and each has it's own unique quarks & tricks which may need to be implemented to run various software products. For best results we recommend using the RedHat distribution which we use here for development or SUSE; they both appear to be the most complete linux distributions.
From research using Google, this seems to be a fairly common problem with the Ubuntu distribution. Please refer to this link on the Ubuntu Forum: http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.php?t=292642