I finally managed to get blender compiled on my linux install (fedora core 4), and I ran into a bit of a weird problem.
I have a dual-screen set up, using the ATI provided display drivers. The display is set up as a single spanning desktop.
My problem is that blender only appears on one monitor, but it behaves as if it should be on both. It is stretched as if to cover both screens, but my second screen still displays the desktop underneath it. To make matters worse, I can’t interact with the visible part of the desktop, yet I can manipulate blender from it.
Finally, when I start blender, all the system’s menus and task bars disappear, as well as the program’s (blender’s) titlebar.
This line came up when I ran blender from the terminal
Xlib: extension “XFree86-DRI” missing on display “:0.0”
Don’t know if it has anything to do with it.
I’m just starting out with linux, so I probably just set something up wrong, but if anybody has any ideas, they would be apreciated.