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Installing update for intel graphics to use opengl 3.3

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tiago fumo

Jul 26, 2014 - 11:22pm

  • hi, I'm new here.

    I'm going to work in a opengl application and it is for version 3.3.

    But when I run commands on terminal:

    glxinfo|grep "OpenGL version"

    It shows me opengl 2.1. I installed the "Graphics Installer 1.0.5 for Ubuntu* 14.04, 32-bit" but didn't change anything I think.

    I really don't know much about this stuff I just want to start programming my application. If someone knows what do I need to do just tell me. If you need info that is output by a terminal command just tell me the command and I will paste the output here. 

    Also I saw a lot of stuff with compiling and installing packages at download section but I don't know how I was supposed to work with that either. I'm noob into linux stuff, if you guys can help me I would be help because I need to work on this thing.

    Jul 26, 2014 - 11:22pm
  • First off: What processor, and more important, what onboard graphic card do you have?

    OpenGL support does not only depend on driver, but also weather your crad supports the version or not.

    just as an example, the hd 3000 of my 2760QM just doesn't want to use openGL 3.x, even thought it should support it. Maybe I screwed to much with the config, maybe driver bug.

    But before looking into this, think about why you HAVE to use 3.3, and not the version your card supports. If you really need something exclusive to openGL 3.3 it's okey, but if it's just "because 3.3 is never than 2.1"  maybe think about it again. (no offense intendet, but I had similar trouble with DX when I was still on Windows, just to realize that I didn't need the features Dx11 gave me, and even Dx9c was actually enough)

    Jul 29, 2014 - 05:18pm