World of warcraft display error

Asked by Carl on 2008-07-23

Hi i was wondering does any one here know what display drivers are .im asking in this forum because the world of warcraft forum is seriously lame i have friends who get the same problem as me and they never get replies so im asking u guys cause ur spot on:D.Yeah ive installed the game fine but i get a message come up when i try to play the game it says (Failed to find a suitable display device. exiting program ) so i need to know the problem to this message so i can sort it out and play the game .im using ubuntu hardy heron 8.04 linux i think ive said it right:)cheers guys help me if u can asap.i have a ge force 8800 gts .?

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2008-07-24
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2008-10-14
Thor K. H. (nitrolinken) said : #1

Attempt the instructions over at the wiki once more, make sure you read throught it all.

https://help.ubuntu.com/community/WorldofWarcraft

Carl (superchocolatecakes) said : #2

ive read it and followed it as best as i can thor im tottaly confused now the error keeps popping up:(

Carl (superchocolatecakes) said : #3

is anyone out there im so confused .lol im failing behind with my pvp grinding

Przemek K. (azrael) said : #4

You should ask for help on the Wine AppDb:
http://appdb.winehq.org/objectManager.php?sClass=application&iId=1922
Click your WoW version and post a new comment there

Lighttitan (dadicus) said : #5

I believe the problem is that you don't have the correct video graphics drivers installed and therefor can not get 3D acceleration to work.

This is actually a very simple fix if you have an ATI or NVIDIA graphics card!

http://albertomilone.com/nvidia_scripts1.html

That is EnvyNG... follow the instructions on how to get it installed on your Linux and run it. When it finishes and you reboot, you should have 3D acceleration and be able to run wow.

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