failed to find device "framebuffer"

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kedmond
2009-05-14
2013-04-25
  • kedmond
    kedmond
    2009-05-14

    Pixie has suddenly been throwing up this message:

    ./test.rib (12): Failed to find out device "framebuffer"

    Line (12) is:   Display "Image" "framebuffer" "rgba"  # render image to buffer

    I'm using Ubuntu Linux 9.04.  This all worked well enough earlier today.

    Now I can't render anything to screen.  What's going on here?  Thanks.

    -Kazem

     
    • kedmond
      kedmond
      2009-05-15

      I fixed it.

      I tried to recompile Pixie from source.  It said that it was unable to find X11 (scary).  So I installed xorg-dev:  sudo apt-get install xorg-dev

      That took a while, but then Pixie recompiled and installed without a hitch.  It's rendering once again!  I still have strange errors on the surfaces of objects when rendering with Ambient Occlusion...very confusing.  Wish it would go away.

      -Kazem