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Re: Having problems with getting Nvidia hardware to work...

Katie Lucas wrote:
On Wed, Apr 20, 2005 at 05:33:28PM -0700, Steve Baker wrote:

Katie Lucas wrote:

OK, I've got a box with a GeForce2 in it. I'm testing out whether
debian is a good platform for supporting it.

I've installed Mesa. I've installed Glut. I've installed nvidia's X drivers.

Don't install Mesa. Mesa is the driver of last resort if a 'real' OpenGL implementation does not exist.

Uninstall Mesa - then go to www.nvidia.com head over to downloads and install
their Linux drivers.

I thought I had to install Mesa first to get the OpenGL header files?

Or do they come in one of the Nvidia packages I've missed?

I don't recall whether they do or not. However, the ones that come with Mesa are always way out of date - so if you want the latest OpenGL extensions, you'll need to get headers from elsewhere.

The trendy way to get really up to date headers and to use a nicer
API for querying extensions is to use the 'glew' package (which is on

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