View Full Version : [ubuntu] how to install opengl??

January 22nd, 2009, 07:35 PM
Hi, I am trying to install opengl and blender properly.

When I installed opengl and blender I would try to run blender and it won't even pop up a window.

I looked at the command prompt.

I found out it fails at the part where it implements opengl.

before that phython 2.5 works and then failes at where it tries using opengl.

any ideas of what I should do. I played around with this and the package manager at one point deleted alot of system files which when I restarted my computer it would only boot in server mode I would have the console prompt.

any ideas what I should do??

do you want me to post anything here... if so what and where to get it.

Thanks for your time.

Simian Man
January 22nd, 2009, 11:11 PM
What graphics card do you have? Are you using the restricted drivers, or the default ones?

What is the output of:
> glxinfo | grep rendering

Basically OpenGL is implemented in your graphics card along with the drivers, not as a regular library package.

February 12th, 2009, 04:41 PM

I have the same problem, i dont know how to install openGL in ubuntu8.10.

glxinfo | grep rendering
I got: yes

Where do i have to find the package to install it?