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Old 09-30-2003, 02:58 AM   #1
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nvidia opengl

I'm taking a graphics class and we are going to learn opengl (on windows) but I want to be able to do my work (at least some of it) on my linux box. I'm running Slackware 9 and I have installed the NVidia drivers for my gefore4mx card and it seems to have gone well. I can't seem to find the GL/glut.h header (I even looked in /usr/share/doc/NVIDIA_GLX-1.0/include/GL) I read in another post that glut.h comes with mesa but in another website (I can't find it again) it says that mesa and nvidia drivers are incompatible.

I don't know if it shows yet, but I don't know too much about what I'm doing. If it makes a difference, this is a simple file that I tried to compile and the error messages that I got:

mdeanda@lin2k:~/opengl$ cat test.c

int main(int argc, char **argv)
glutInitDisplayMode(GLUT_SINGLE | GLUT_RGB);
glutCreateWindow("simple opengl example");
return 0;
mdeanda@lin2k:~/opengl$ gcc test.c
test.c:1:20: GL/glut.h: No such file or directory
test.c: In function `main':
test.c:6: `GLUT_SINGLE' undeclared (first use in this function)
test.c:6: (Each undeclared identifier is reported only once
test.c:6: for each function it appears in.)
test.c:6: `GLUT_RGB' undeclared (first use in this function)
test.c:10: `display' undeclared (first use in this function)
Old 09-30-2003, 03:27 PM   #2
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GLUT comes with Mesa. From my experience I can tell you that GLUT code is very easy portable (you just recompile). Ithink you should be able to write the whole project using Linux (and then check fps in both system ).


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