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Old 07-22-2005, 01:23 AM   #1
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how to install Mesa/OpenGL:


what exactly does this do .

how can i install it .
 
Old 07-22-2005, 01:41 AM   #2
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Mesa/OpenGL will allow you to take advantage of the 3D capabilities of your video card (read as games). The easiest way to install it would be to use pre-packaged binaries for you distribution, although you can get the source at http://www.mesa3d.org/
 
Old 07-22-2005, 04:21 AM   #3
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if you have a nvidia or ati card and want to use the vendor's drivers, note that you do not want the mesa libs, the drivers come with their own GL libs that are tuned for better performance. ( Mesa is a general purpose GL library, not really suited for gaming or high performance 3d). also note that you cannot mix Mesa libs and nvidia or ati libs.
 
Old 07-22-2005, 06:37 AM   #4
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but it was needed by the softwre Mayevi ,

i have installed the nvidia driver ,
what should i do.

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Old 07-22-2005, 04:10 PM   #5
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need a bit more info, specifically the distro you are running. if it's an rpm, you can pass the --nodeps option:

rpm -Ivh --nodeps rpmname.rpm

to bypass the dependency checking of rpm. with the nvidia drivers, installing the Mesa libs will corrupt the nvidia opengl libs. if you are on a distro that has an auto updater like up2date or whatever, whenever new updates are available make sure mesa or glut are not in the list of packages to be installed.
 
  


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