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OpenGL Setting up minimal Linux OpenGL dev environment?

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What are the minium X Windowing System components required to be able compile and run OpenGL programs? Also is the highest OpenGL version that Nvidia GeForce 9600GT can use 2.1?

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Also is the highest OpenGL version that Nvidia GeForce 9600GT can use 2.1?
The 9600 can go up to OpenGL 3.3, but I can't say whether the Linux drivers support that version yet.

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I have little experience on linux, but on my computer I installed ubuntu (latest version), activated the latest drivers from nvidia and it worked basically out of the box.

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the current nvidia linux driver supports opengl 4.1 for the fermi gpu's
and 3.3 for 8000 series and above


more info can be found here
http://developer.nvidia.com/object/opengl_driver.html

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Based on my experiences the minimal environment should be graphics driver, mesa and GLEW. Freeglut and other libraries may be needed. The OpenGL version of GeForce 9600GT with latest driver should be 3.3.

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