kde gl screensavers

Igor Zivkovic igor at linuxfromscratch.org
Sat Apr 16 21:59:02 PDT 2005


[I'm sorry if this comes as a duplicate message as I'm not sure about
the current status of the mail/news gateway and my posts don't seem to
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Bruce Dubbs wrote:                                                                                   
>                                                                                                    
> In order to get the GL screensavers to work, I had to install Mesa
> from                            
> http://mesa3d.sourceforge.net/                                                                     
                                                                                                     
Are you sure it wasn't the GLUT library that was missing? Xorg and XFree                             
both come with complete Mesa included.                                                               
                                                                                                     
> How should we proceed?  Should we install Mesa over the existing                                   
> libraries?  In /usr/lib?  In /usr/X11R6/lib?                                                       
                                                                                                     
The standard location for the OpenGL libraries as per the Linux/OpenGL                               
ABI specification is /usr/lib. Xorg/XFree in their self-centered world                               
got it wrong as usual.

-- 
Igor Zivkovic



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