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3dDesktop

3d Destkop is an OpenGL program for switching virtual desktops in a seamless 3-dimensional manner. The current desktop is mapped into a 3D space where you may choose other screens. Several different visualization modes are available.

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  •  29 Nov 2004 00:46

    Release Notes: A compilation issue with the "two_face_gap" variable is fixed. The resolution picking logic has been removed, so there are no more monitor resets. A startup bug where 3ddesk was not finding the server it just started is fixed. An endianness patch was applied. Options to reverse the mouse wheel, swap mouse buttons, and change mouse buttons have been added. This release will not acquire the desktop when activated if it was recently autoacquired.

    •  25 Nov 2002 19:17

      Release Notes: Some minor bugfixes were made, including a compilation issue, a permission problem, and some options to support GNOME 2 and KDE 3 more clearly.

      •  12 Sep 2002 03:07

        Release Notes: Support for GNOME 2, detection of the largest supported texture size, and some minor bugfixes/cleanup.

        •  20 Aug 2002 02:22

          Release Notes: The major feature of this release is support for KDE. A bunch of minor bugs were fixed including a segfault when the display can't be opened. Some minor features were added including some conf file additions.

          •  08 Aug 2002 17:21

            Release Notes: A bug where textures were not staying around between mode switches was fixed. Goto functionality was improved. Some visual enhancements were made, including fading digits and adjustable colors. A configuration file was added for customizing views. The client (3ddesk) will now start the server if not already started. Other minor bugfixes have been made as well.

            Recent comments

            28 Aug 2006 09:03 ninis

            under evilwm ???


            What do I need to do to make it work under evilwm ??

            31 Mar 2005 02:43 NeonLightning

            Re: Cute !

            > Looks stunning ! nice piece of eyecandy

            > !

            > Really impressive on a high res desktop,

            > but gets a bit sluggisch on my P4

            > 2.26Ghz w G400max (hw accel) when using

            > more than 3 workspaces.

            >

            > (and it doesnt do 1600x1200 over here

            > but that could be some texture mem

            > limit)

            how odd because i'm running a 900mhz and 512mb
            of ram with a riva tnt2(lower stats than a nvidia tnt2
            128 but runs better) with 6desktops and at 1024x768

            05 Jul 2004 15:22 kstailey

            Re: Xlib: extension "XFree86-DRI" missing on display ":0.0"


            >

            > My XFree86 logs show that XFree86-DRI

            > was loaded. Here's the full error when I

            > start 3ddesktopd:

            >

            > bash-2.05b$ ./3ddeskd

            > Could not find more then one virtual

            > desktop!

            > Daemon started. Run 3ddesk to

            > activate.

            > bash-2.05b$ Xlib: extension

            > "XFree86-DRI" missing on

            > display ":0.0".

            > 3ddeskd: glXIsDirect failed, no Direct

            > Rendering possible!

            > 3ddeskd: Please configure hardware

            > acceleration. Exiting.

            >

            > Hardware:

            > 01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: S3

            > Inc. 86C270-294 Savage/IX-MV (rev 13).

            >

            > This is XFree86 4.3.0.

            >

            > Thanks a lot.

            >

            The S3 can't do OpenGL and this project requires that.

            Pick a graphics card from the list on this page:

            http://dri.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/moin.cgi/FreeBSD

            15 Apr 2004 21:40 KevinWPeters

            AWESOME!!
            P-3 600 MHz, 1.5 GB RAM, GeForce 2 MX 400 64 MB RAM, 1280X1024 Res. This thing Rox.

            Now, all we need is a full 3D desktop environment: File Manager, Desktop, everything. That would move everyone over to Linux quick.

            25 Feb 2004 11:00 frequent

            Xlib: extension "XFree86-DRI" missing on display ":0.0"

            My XFree86 logs show that XFree86-DRI was loaded. Here's the full error when I start 3ddesktopd:

            bash-2.05b$ ./3ddeskd
            Could not find more then one virtual desktop!
            Daemon started. Run 3ddesk to activate.
            bash-2.05b$ Xlib: extension "XFree86-DRI" missing on display ":0.0".
            3ddeskd: glXIsDirect failed, no Direct Rendering possible!
            3ddeskd: Please configure hardware acceleration. Exiting.

            Hardware:
            01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: S3 Inc. 86C270-294 Savage/IX-MV (rev 13).

            This is XFree86 4.3.0.

            Thanks a lot.

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