- 1 ATI Open GL Driver on Linux
- 2 nVidia Open GL Driver on Linux
- 3 Mesa, Off Screen Mesa, Mangled Mesa
ATI Open GL Driver on Linux
ATI Driver on Debian GNU/Linux
I tested Method1 only --Mathieu 22:53, 17 October 2006 (EDT)
ATI Driver on Fedora 2
Other (untested) How To:
- Fedora 2:
Debugging the ATI libGL
Some env var you should remember:
Documentation for fglrx options
Daniel Leidert wrote a man page at:
- Some links:
Sole documentation I could find for EnablePrivateBackZ
Support for ATI Radeon & FireGL graphics cards on Linux http://www.wlug.org.nz/RadeonNotes
Some FireGL driver: http://www.schneider-digital.de/html/download_ati.php
Installing ATI-Drivers on Debian Linux(nforce2 chipset) http://www.jimmy.co.at/ati.html
Another ATI-Radeon-Linux-Howto which is also available in german.
This ATI-Radeon-Linux-Howto also includes information about installing the drivers on other distributions.
ATI Linux driver packages for Debian Another HowTo for Debian, also includes Debian packages and reports of working setups.
A link to ATI web site where to find some documentation about the XFree86 file option generated from fglrxconfig
nVidia Open GL Driver on Linux
nVidia Driver on Debian GNU/Linux
How to get OpenGL nVidia driver working on a linux debian system.
This wiki page is based on:
First thing you need to do is allow unstable from your sources.list file otherwise even the assistant will fail to load the nvidia-kernel-source package
# Be carefull only for nvidia-kernel-source deb http://ftp.us.debian.org/debian/ unstable main non-free contrib
Another extremely important note is the matching gcc version. Be carefull that on debian most of the binary are build with gcc 3.3 , do not use gcc 3.4 or gcc 2.95 (make sure that CC is not set to anything particular).
The installation process of the nvidia library seems to be broken and noone has been working on it since two years:
See also http://home.comcast.net/~andrex/Debian-nVidia/troubleshooting.html Section: Hardware acceleration, aka direct rendering, doesn't work.
IMPORTANT: Seems like you need to install: xlibmesa-gl-dev AND then nvidia-glx-dev !
nVidia Driver on Ubuntu
The Wiki page is fairly simple just linking to it
Since the debian way seems to be broken http://packages.ubuntu.com/hoary/misc/java-package, here is how to install Java on ubuntu.
Mesa, Off Screen Mesa, Mangled Mesa
- Pure OpenGL
- Pure Mesa (no hardware and it has off screen natively)
- OpenGL + Mangled Mesa (hardware on-screen and software off-screen)
- Enable VTK_OPENGL_HAS_OSMESA
- Set the following values to apropriate locations:
OSMESA_INCLUDE_DIR /.../include OSMESA_LIBRARY /.../lib/libOSMesa.a
OpenGL + Off screen
To do hardware rendering (on screen) and software rendering (off screen) within the same application, you will have to use mangled mesa. Mangled mesa is build using all symbols mangled.
You may want to fist look at article How I Mangled Mesa.
Build Mangled Mesa
The following refers to Mesa 6.2.*
Edit apropriate system configuration file. On Linux, for example, if you are building static, edit the file:
Edit the CFLAGS line and add the following at the end of CFLAGS and CXXFLAGS:
Then edit file:
And rename the standard names for the libraries, for example:
# Library names (base name) GL_LIB = MesaGL GLU_LIB = MesaGLU GLUT_LIB = MesaGlut GLW_LIB = MesaGLw OSMESA_LIB = MesaOSMesa
- Disable VTK_OPENGL_HAS_OSMESA
- Make sure OpenGL settings are set to the hardware OpenGL library:
OPENGL_INCLUDE_DIR /usr/include OPENGL_gl_LIBRARY /usr/lib/libGL.so OPENGL_glu_LIBRARY /usr/lib/libGLU.so
- Enable VTK_USE_MANGLED_MESA
- Set mangled mesa options:
MANGLED_MESA_INCLUDE_DIR /.../include MANGLED_MESA_LIBRARY /.../lib/libMesaGL.a MANGLED_OSMESA_INCLUDE_DIR /.../include MANGLED_OSMESA_LIBRARY /.../lib/libMesaOSMesa.a
Use of Mangled Mesa
- For all mangled mesa calls, the vtk*Mesa* classes need to be used. For example, instead of vtkRenderWindow, vtkXMesaRenderWindow must be used. The full list of classes is:
vtkXMesaRenderWindow vtkMesaActor vtkMesaCamera vtkMesaImageActor vtkMesaLight vtkMesaProperty vtkMesaPolyDataMapper vtkMesaRenderer vtkMesaTexture vtkMesaVolumeTextureMapper2D vtkMesaVolumeRayCastMapper vtkMesaRayCastImageDisplayHelper vtkMesaFreeTypeTextMapper vtkMesaImageMapper vtkMesaPolyDataMapper2D
- To make Mangled mesa to be default, do the following at beginning of the program: