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I am no Linux connoisseur, but to me installing libgl1-mesa-swx11 did at least part of the trick : 3d functionalities now seem to work. (note : libgl1-mesa-glx was suppressed at the installation of libgl1-mesa-swx11)
Turns out that all I needed to do was change my Wireless Interface preference in Wicd (never had luck with standard Network Manager). Not exactly something I realized needed to be changed.
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