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05-05-2010, 02:20 PM
Hi all,

i am developing under Linux ubuntu 2.6.32-22-generic x86_64
and this call sequence fails:

// get read buffer and reset it
GLint m_currentReadbuf = 0;
glGetIntegerv(GL_READ_BUFFER, &m_currentReadbuf);
glReadPixels(0,0,edge,edge,GL_RGB,GL_UNSIGNED_BYTE ,result);

-> it fails at the last line with "Invalid Operation"
Does anyone know why it is not possible to set
a readbuffer to a value that was previously called?
Is it an error ( not here http://www.opengl.org/sdk/docs/man/xhtml/glReadBuffer.xml ) to set a readbuffer to its current value?

Best regards,

05-05-2010, 02:26 PM
ReadBuffer doesn't *always* have to contain a valid value in the current context. It has to accept only valid values.

So, if someone selected GL_BACK, while working with the default FB, you can't just put it back while having an FBO active.

Edit: I'm completely mistaken here. Sorry for this confuse.
Tell us what is the active value of READ_FRAMEBUFFER_BINDING and what value are you actually getting for the current ReadBuffer.