How to run glxgears in Feisty?

Larry Alkoff labradley at
Wed May 2 17:08:41 UTC 2007

Greg I ran `sudo aptitude reinstall mesa-utils` as you suggested.

The new version is (6.5.2-3ubuntu7)

It works exactly the same.


Greg Helton wrote:
> Hmm, that is quite odd... The copy of glxgears I have runs like always,
> the same behavior from old versions. And I have the latest version of
> mesa-utils (the package that provides glxgears).
> Perhaps your copy got overwritten by something? Try reinstalling
> mesa-utils.
> `sudo aptitude reinstall mesa-utils`
> On Tue, 2007-05-01 at 22:49 -0500, Larry Alkoff wrote:
>> Under Dapper, it was only necessary to run the command 'glxgears'
>> to have a nice display and frame rate.
>> When I attempt to run 'glxgears' on my brand new installation of 
>> Feisty,  glxgears do not run but a usage message appears as below:
>>    -display <displayname>  set the display to run on
>>    -stereo                 run in stereo mode
>>    -fullscreen             run in fullscreen mode
>>    -info                   display OpenGL renderer info
>> None of these seem to anything, particularly
>> glxgears -display :0.0
>> How can I get the old display I'm used to?

Larry Alkoff N2LA - Austin TX
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