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Old 10-24-2006, 10:08 AM   #1
Rayven
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Upgrading OpenGL


I am trying to upgrade the installed OpenGL version from v1.1 to 1.2+. I am running Red Hat AS 4. How does OpenGL get updated? Does upgrading the NVidia drivers "automatically" update the OpenGL version, if so what is the library and include path to use this version of OpenGL for programming? If not, is the Mesa version of OpenGL sufficient for Linux? Just for information: this box does not and cannot connect to the internet for downloads, so using the Red Hat Network is out of the question. I have contacted Red Hat, but they just said they can only provide the Mesa versions of OpenGL.
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Old 10-24-2006, 01:45 PM   #2
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Originally Posted by Rayven
I am trying to upgrade the installed OpenGL version from v1.1 to 1.2+. I am running Red Hat AS 4. How does OpenGL get updated? Does upgrading the NVidia drivers "automatically" update the OpenGL version, if so what is the library and include path to use this version of OpenGL for programming? If not, is the Mesa version of OpenGL sufficient for Linux? Just for information: this box does not and cannot connect to the internet for downloads, so using the Red Hat Network is out of the question. I have contacted Red Hat, but they just said they can only provide the Mesa versions of OpenGL.
Thanks

NVIDIA does not like to use the OpenGL that ships with Redhat or Fedora. During the install of the driver from Nvidia it will check for OpenGL conflicts. Running RHEL4 w/nvidia on cluster w/o problems.
Running Fedora core for on test cluster w/o problems.
Use the 8776 driver.
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d..._1.0-8776.html
 
Old 10-24-2006, 03:58 PM   #3
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NVIDIA does not like to use the OpenGL that ships with Redhat or Fedora. During the install of the driver from Nvidia it will check for OpenGL conflicts. Running RHEL4 w/nvidia on cluster w/o problems.
Running Fedora core for on test cluster w/o problems.
Use the 8776 driver.
http://www.nvidia.com/object/linux_d..._1.0-8776.html
So what is the path to the OpenGL include files and is the OpenGL version greater than version 1.2? I have installed the 8776 driver and everything is running, but I am trying to develop an OpenGL application that relies on the Color blending functionality. I did a file search for gl.h, and the only file I found was in /usr/include, and looking at that file only showed v1_1.

Thanks battleroll for the quick response,
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