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Leo
04-09-2001, 07:42 AM
I going to be porting an OpenGL API to Linux in about a month or so, and I have a couple of questions.

What level of hardware GL is available on the Linux platform.

Are fullscreen apps and video mode switches possible.

Could I use an API like SDL and still get hardware GL.

thanks

Leo

rts
04-09-2001, 09:07 AM
What level of hardware GL is available on the Linux platform.


A fair amount. Matrox G400/450, most if not all NVidia cards, some ATI cards, Voodoo 2 and up, all supported. Probably even more that I'm not aware of.

Take a look at http://dri.sourceforge.net/ and click on "Status" to see a more comprehensive list.



Are fullscreen apps and video mode switches possible.


Yup.



Could I use an API like SDL and still get hardware GL.


Yup.


[This message has been edited by rts (edited 04-09-2001).]

Leo
04-10-2001, 09:23 AM
hurrah, thats a real weight off my mind!