"Unable to create context rendering"

Hello,
I try to run Mesa gears example and I get following error:


freeglut (./gears): Unable to create direct context rendering for window 'Gears'
This may hurt performance.

though the application runs successfully, but I guess that in future I will have much problems with productivity.

I run Linux CentOS 5 on WMvare 7. Mesa’s version is 6.5
Relevant output of lspci -v gives:


00:0f.0 VGA compatible controller: VMware SVGA II Adapter (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])
        Subsystem: VMware SVGA II Adapter
        Flags: bus master, medium devsel, latency 64, IRQ 9
        I/O ports at 10d0 [size=16]
        Memory at d0000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=128M]
        Memory at d8000000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable) [size=8M]
        [virtual] Expansion ROM at 30000000 [disabled] [size=32K]
        Capabilities: [40] Vendor Specific Information

Any one have idea? There is driver of vmvare for CentOS?
Thank you for ahead.

“Linux CentOS 5 on WMvare 7” : you use a virtual machine and you care about graphic performance ? Let me say you will feel alone with your problem…

Hardware acceleration only makes sense if there is a direct access to a powerful 3D video card, quite the oposite of virtualization…

Can you share more about the context, the needs, etc ?
Why do you run on a VM and not directly on the host, etc ?
Maybe VirtualGL can help if there an actual 3D accelerated X server on the server hosting the VM : http://www.virtualgl.org/About/Background

Thank you for response :slight_smile:
Yas, I guess you are right…

So context isn’t so wide now, I only try to understand basical things in Linux and OpenGL.
I’m run this on VM now, because the same thing, but in future I will migrate to host directly.
And, yes I will read about VirtualGL.
Thank you again.