Tag Archives: Eye Candy

Nouveau GLX problems

Well switching from nVidia propietry drivers to the open source Nouveau drivers for nVidia GPU’s I found I had no 3D acceleration, and when running glxinfo etc I was getting

Error: couldn't find RGB GLX visual or fbconfig

And in Xorg.log.0 output file I was seeing

Failed to load module "glx" (loader failed, 7)

Turns out after stuffing around trying to find a solution, I did a search to find the package that held libglx.so and that was in the xserver-xorg-core. Well I reinstalled xserver-xorg-core and it fixed the problem and I now have 3D goodness :-)

# apt-get install --reinstall xserver-xorg-core

Internode Usage meter for Conky

This is a rework of the script from Internet Usage Monitoring – conky style! But the only problem I found is that it not wanted to work with my NodeMobile account. So here is my rewrite of parts of the script to use the other Internode Usage API url.

One thing you need to find out for this script to work is the service number for the account you want to get the usage for. That can be easily obtained by pointing your web browser to https://customer-webtools-api.internode.on.net/api/v1.5/ and logging in.

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Skyrocket screensaver

This evening I was talking to a friend on the phone about about screensavers and in the call was mentioned about the Skyrocket screensaver by Really Slick Screensavers. Well I thought it looked pretty kewl, even though I not much into screensavers.

The most full-blown fireworks screensaver ever. It has bright lights, smoke trails, clouds that are illuminated by the explosions, sound effects, and plenty of other eye candy. I hope you have a powerful graphics card. Keyboard commands allow you to launch various types of rockets, pause the movement of the fireworks, and control the camera with the mouse. OpenGL is used for the graphics and OpenAL is used for the sound.

Click on thumbnail to see screen capture.

Skyrocket screenshot Skyrocket screenshot 2 Skyrocket screenshot 3

To get it under ubuntu if it not already installed:

sudo apt-get install rss-glx