i cannot lauch blender

Asked by Giovanni Ottoboni on 2010-10-06

Hi blender 2.46+dfsg-4ubuntu does not launch in ubuntu 8.10
when i tried to run in via terminal typing blender
it returns me this:
Compiled with Python version 2.5.2.
Checking for installed Python... got it!
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
intern/ghost/intern/GHOST_WindowX11.cpp:175: X11 glxChooseVisual() failed for OpenGL, verify working openGL system!
X Error of failed request: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)
  Major opcode of failed request: 18 (X_ChangeProperty)
  Resource id in failed request: 0xb5030053
  Serial number of failed request: 11
  Current serial number in output stream: 12

any idea of what to do?
many thanks to for suggestions
GO

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Giovanni Ottoboni
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2010-10-06
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2010-10-06

Do you have 3D support on your desktop?

Many thanks about the question - suggestion: I have activated the accelerated graphics drivers of my NVIDIA graphic card and now blender works.
GO