WSLg Acceleration in Enterprise Linux

After installing a Red Hat 9-based distribution in my Windows Subsystem for Linux and attempting to run apps via WSLg, I noticed apps felt slugish.

After some Googling, I tried to run glxgears to test the performance.  Under the Ubuntu distribution, I was able to get about 200-300fps.  The application would not even start under the EL distribution.

It turns out this was due to a missing driver package – mesa-dri-drivers.  To install this package and resolve the issue, run:

					dnf install mesa-dri-drivers

I’m now able to get great performance:

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