Installing blender-linux

I am attempting to install blender in linux, and as per the installation instructions, i extracted the tarball to my home directory, however whenever i try to run blender i get the following error:
Xlib: extension “GLX” missing on display “:0.0”.
ERROR: Unable to open Blender window

A classic one :slight_smile:

You need to install accelerated 3D drivers for your graphics card, if you have one that
accelerate Open GL of course ( well these days is almost a standard)

In other words, if you have a Nvidia or ATI card go to their sites and
download and install the official drivers for Linux