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I am very familiar programming OpenGL with the Win32 API and GLUT. No I am trying to program OpenGL using Linux. This is for my job, so I would like to just use GLUT. The problem I am having is getting GLUT installed correctly. I am very unfamiliar with Linux, but I keep hearing about Mesa/GLUT stuff and I am lost. I would appreciate it if anyone could help walk me through the steps it takes to set up the GLUT libraries, etc. I am using glut-3.7 that came with Red Hat. Thanks

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What is exactly your problem ?
Is glut installed but program does not compile or execute ?
Is glut not installed at all ? Is OpenGL installed ?
In your command line, type in ''glinfo'' and ''glxinfo'' : it will at least tell you if OpenGL is installed and which version you have.

Also, what is your graphics crd and where did you get the drivers (if you got them online) ?

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you might want to make sure that the glut develepment package(s) is/are installed. By default, just the standard glut package is installed. You can find the development package on the redhat cds or at rpmfind.net probably.

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