View Full Version : [ubuntu] Make my graphics driver support newest OpenGL

pepe machine
February 15th, 2011, 02:28 PM
hello everyone,

Im new to this, I have a software that needs my graphics card to atleast support OpenGl 2.0 to work properly. Im using the nvidia driver from the 'Additional Drivers' menu of ubuntu. I dont know if this driver support openGL 2.0 or later.

I think i need to install the newest driver from the nvidia site but it is not supported by ubuntu. However there are ways to install it manually but it was very confusing. I have added xswat ppa, and install the updates but theres no change at all.

Kindly please give me the steps of what should i be doing? Im really confused.
My video card is nvidia geforce 8800g

how can i know what version of opengl is installed in my pc?
Thank you everyone.

February 15th, 2011, 02:39 PM
Open terminal & run

glxinfo | grep OpenGL

Afaik it is at least 3.0 or 3.3....
Which software do you run?

February 15th, 2011, 02:43 PM
If you had a new graphics card, installing the newest driver would make sense, but you don't, and the driver from the repositories should work just fine. What makes you think it doesn't have OpenGL support?