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I installed Play on Linux, and it said 3d acceleration wasn't installed so I downloaded an app called 3d acceleration but when I clicked on it it came back XDriInfo returned with non-zero exit code. I use a Nvidea Geforce Gt 520, I've already installed all aditional drivers they offer. Graphix Card seems to be running good as far as that goes, I am new to Ubuntu, and thought using the Play on Linux app would make my windows programs run better. Each time though it says I am missing 3d acceleration, Is that true or just with Play on Linux.

  • I have mesa-utils installed and I also installed mesa-utils extra install, still when i click on play on linux it says there doesn't seem to be 3d acceleration we sugest you install and enable it.
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what graphics card and what graphics driver are you using? i.e. lspci | grep VGA and the driver installed in Additional Drivers window. What version of ubuntu are you using? Please add all replies as an edit into your question. –  fossfreedom Jan 8 '12 at 20:42
    
First off, What program told you that PlayOnlLinux? or something you installed on PlayOnLinux?, Second What is your graphics card? lspci | grep VGA to find out, If you know that then have you installed the proper drivers for it?. add the answers of all that to your question. –  Uri Herrera Jan 8 '12 at 20:42
    
@Paranoid does sudo apt-get install mesa-utils fix this? –  fossfreedom Jan 9 '12 at 20:54
    
I have mesa-utils installed and I also installed mesa-utils extra install, still when i click on play on linux it says there doesn't seem to be 3d acceleration we sugest you install and enable it. –  Paranoid Astronaut Jan 9 '12 at 21:09
    
I know theres a linux driver for for geforce Gt 520 at the Nvidea website should I install that too. –  Paranoid Astronaut Jan 9 '12 at 21:10
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Most likely you are lacking some proprietary driver.

To see if such a driver is available for your system, run "Additional Drivers" from the Dash or System menu (I'm going on a limb because you have provided us with no details).

You will be prompted to install any extra drivers you may need.

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You need the new Play on Linux:

wget -q "http://deb.playonlinux.com/public.gpg" -O- | sudo apt-key add -
sudo wget http://deb.playonlinux.com/playonlinux_oneiric.list -O /etc/apt/sources.list.d/playonlinux.list
sudo apt-get update
sudo apt-get install playonlinux
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