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3d desktop on mandriva (LINUX)

I entered mandriva control centre-->hardware-->configure graphics-->

error: "The package glxinfo needs to be installed. Do you want to install now? ok"
error: "no package named glxinfo"

How do I install glxinfo?
I have an ATI HD3200 radeon laptop GPU
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rindiCommented:
Have you checked if you can connect to the internet from that OS? Have you also checked that the Software sources are correct and that you can install updates and other software using your package manager?
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masterkillaAuthor Commented:
1)Have you checked if you can connect to the internet from that OS? yes
2)Have you also checked that the Software sources are correct...how do i check? Mandriva automatically prompted to install the glxinfo file so i assume the source would be correct.
3)and that you can install updates and other software using your package manager?yes
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rindiCommented:
In the Computer Configuration applet (the same one you probably got to the 3d setup, you should also have a section where you can add software and change software sources etc. In the Software Sources section you can select or unselect repositories. Here I'd disable all CD or DVD ones, as the online versions are usually more up-to-date, then check for the others that are disabled. The glxinfo file is probably within one of those that is disabled (maybe the non/free, testing or backports).

After that try enabling 3D support again.
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masterkillaAuthor Commented:
in the software sources section I cannot find glxinfo. I've set all search parameters to "all". I even tried drilling down the menus to search for it but no luck.
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rindiCommented:
I don't think it is it's own tool, but rather part of a set of tools, so you won't find it there as glxinfo. Rather look for "GLX" without the info. But anyway, if you enable the sources and maybe first run a system update, then reboot and after that try to enable the 3d option again so it'll try to get that glxinfo tool, it may work.
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masterkillaAuthor Commented:
Ok I installed fglrx-control-center - AMD Catalyst Control Center Linux Edition¿ in software management.

Rebooted and 3d desktop then gave me an option to select compiz and one other application. I now have 3d cube :)
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