I like running emulators to play my old games, but I'm curious why everything related to OpenGL seems to fail on my computer using Ubuntu 12.04 (also occurred on Xubuntu 12.10).
When ever I try to run something in OpenGL mode I get the following error...
Output...Code:zsnes -v 9
Code:... X Error of failed request: BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation) Major opcode of failed request: 153 (GLX) Minor opcode of failed request: 3 (X_GLXCreateContext) Serial number of failed request: 25 Current serial number in output stream: 26
This holds true for every SNES, N64, or PSX emulator I've tried (as well as several other 3D programs I've tried from the repos.) I also think that I can not run standard Ubuntu because of this issue (I end up being logged into Ubuntu2D).
So far I've only been able to get zsnes to run using 512X448 resolution with no OpenGL.
My hardware isn't great (its not a gaming rig) but the same emulators will run with OpenGL on my WinXP hard-drive (I dual-boot across 2 hard-drives).
I'm running a Pentium4 2.8Ghz, 2G RAM, and Integrated Intel Extreme Graphics 2. There doesn't appear to be any additional drivers for my system.
So is there a fix for this, or am I stuck having to boot into windows to play games from the 90's? I can live with that solution, but I'd rather not if it can be helped.