View Full Version : [ubuntu] how do i use OpenGL?

January 9th, 2011, 10:08 PM
Hi All! I'm new to the Linux scene, and I am wondering how I can install OpenGL (not to program, to use for games and compiz) Do I need a special graphics card to use OpenGL? Google has been no help, can anyone explain this to me?:confused:

January 9th, 2011, 10:25 PM
Welcome to the forums.

OpenGL is not a "program to install" - its just a framework that applications use to perform their graphics stuff. Its part of the default install of ubuntu.

January 9th, 2011, 10:29 PM
OpenGL is not a program you install to run stuff.:P
Read what it is.

January 10th, 2011, 02:28 AM
so it is default with ubuntu ok gotcha. what kind of gpu would i need to utilize open gl?