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#ActualKaptein

Posted 17 November 2013 - 03:21 AM

Mesa is a software renderer http://www.mesa3d.org/

To get OpenGL to work on linux can be an adventure sometimes, since as a developer it's likely you want the latest

In my case I went the hardcore route and failed many times (I had to use terminal shell to fix xorg after completely breaking it)

 

So goes my warning: Installing the nvidia linux driver manually IS NOT WORTH IT

 

Fortunately if you have ubuntu, there are some simple and safe ways:

 

1. Use the nvidia-current branch (which is new enough for most cases)

You will find it in the Ubuntu Software Center

 

2. Use the edgers repo (from terminal):

a) Add the edgers repo

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa

b) Update index files

sudo apt-get update

c) Install any of the nvidia packages, such as the very latest (as of this post):

sudo apt-get install nvidia-331


#1Kaptein

Posted 17 November 2013 - 03:21 AM

Mesa is a software renderer http://www.mesa3d.org/

To get OpenGL to work on linux can be an adventure sometimes, since as a developer it's likely you want the latest

In my case I went the hardcore route and failed many times (I had to use terminal shell to fix xorg after completely breaking it)

 

Fortunately if you have ubuntu, there are some simple and safe ways:

 

1. Use the nvidia-current branch (which is new enough for most cases)

You will find it in the Ubuntu Software Center

 

2. Use the edgers repo (from terminal):

a) Add the edgers repo

sudo apt-add-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa

b) Update index files

sudo apt-get update

c) Install any of the nvidia packages, such as the very latest (as of this post):

sudo apt-get install nvidia-331


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