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Is it possible to use the OpenGL API without the X-extensions under X11 on Linux (Redhat 9.0 in this case, with complete uptodate RPMs)? If so, I'd appreciate a linked resource or a pointer of some sort, as I seem to be having some difficulty finding much on the main website.
Thanks in advance.
07-23-2003, 11:34 AM
Hmmm I'm not sure what you're looking for.
Do you want an OpenGL window without X11 ?
Or do you want to use X11 but without GLX ?
I believe I'm looking to use X11 and OpenGL without GLX. I will provide more detail below.
We have a proprietary monitor, with a non XFree86 embedded X server without GLX support, connected to our lan with a static IP. We would like to remotely display on it the output of our OpenGL application running on a linux box on the same lan.
I don't think you'll be able to use opengl on that X server without some kind of glue between X and GL. Wouldn't it be possible though to do all the opengl stuff on the other box and somhow simply transmit and view the rendered picture to the other box?
I think it's either that, find a way to extend the remote X-server or else just use a different graphics API. I was hoping to avoid that, though. Fooey.
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