GLX Extension Options Dialog Box

From this dialog box, you can troubleshoot problems with the rendering of OpenGL graphics. Selecting one or more of the options can help you determine whether or not your video card is faulty.

NOTE:If you need to use GLX for older SGI clients, see Enable GLX Compatibility with Older SGI clients.

GLX Extension Options

Advertise stereo capabilities

Find or advertise any stereo functionality on your video card.

Direct rendering mode

Enable direct rendering mode support. If not enabled, use indirect rendering.

There are two GLX rendering modes an X client can use to display 3D graphics on an X server: direct and indirect.

  • Direct rendering: the client renders the image on its own machine (using the Mesa software renderer) and sends the image data to the X server. This offers better performance, and is strongly recommended for the GNOME 3 Desktop. This mode is required if the GLX extension is enabled and the session's Remote session services setting is enabled. It is also required if the GLX extension is enabled and X Manager is running within a Windows remote desktop environment.

  • Indirect rendering: the client sends GLX protocol and rendering commands to the X server, and the X server runs those commands to render the image. This mode is often slower than direct rendering.

Limit to GLX version 1.1

Override the default support for GLX version 1.4 to prevent a client from sending GLX version 1.2 - 1.4 specific protocol. This results in Reflection X Advantage advertising only GLX version 1.1.

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