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Old 06-06-2005, 04:24 AM   #1
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How to know if I have OpenGL or Mesa ??

I'm sorry about this really basic question, but I am really new to Linux, and am trying to understand it as a user... I use the Caixa Mágica Linux and, as a programmer, try to find more information about the graphic devices and APIs I could use on my platform... In Linux, where can I find something like the "control Panel" ???
What I need is to know what is the graphic API used by Linux (I guess it can only be OpenGL, right?? ) - when trying by myself to find this kind of info, I noticed a file named something like Mesa.. or alike (don't ask me how I found this - I don't remember ( ), so I was kind of desappointed by that...
So, where do I go to find the graphic API ( In windows it would be the c:\Windows\System32\opengl32.dll or c:\windows\System32\d3d9.dll ) I can use for my graphic applications ??

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Old 06-06-2005, 04:57 AM   #2
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will give you a list of running modules.

Dunno if it helps.
Old 06-06-2005, 05:45 AM   #3
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You can find out of you have hardware or software (Mesa) OpenGL by sifting through the output of 'glxinfo'


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