[clug] X-Plane under Linux

Robert Edwards bob at cs.anu.edu.au
Tue Oct 25 16:30:54 MDT 2011

On 25/10/11 04:41, Peter VK1PE wrote:
> Okay, I've had some movement on this; I've looked up and followed the
> official advice (wiki.x-plane.org) again, and I've got the installer to
> run under bash, but get the message ""Whoah -- No matter how hard I
> tried, I failed to get a GLX visual. Something's seriously wonky on your
> machine."
> I have OpenGL and OpenAL on my dual Kubuntu/Ubuntu 11.10 lappy.
> Hmmmm.... :-(
> Too late/early to think straight...
> Thoughts, please?
> Thanks,
> Peter

With GLX problems and recent Ubuntu's, I always look at compiz first.
Try disabling it in System->Preferences->Appearance->Visual Effects
and see if that helps.

Bob Edwards.

> On 25/10/11 04:04, Peter VK1PE wrote:
>> Another one....
>> I used to use the flight control software X-Plane when my machine also
>> had Windoze; but I've been unable to get the prescribed/sanctioned
>> Linux installer to work. It's a program called
>> "X-Plane_Installer_123_DVD_Linux", and I've made it executable, and it
>> appears in the file manager (Dolphin) as executable, but no amount of
>> trying seems to get it to execute.
>> Any suggestions, please?
>> Thanks,
>> Peter

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