Where do I get Open GL 2?

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chroma601
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Where do I get Open GL 2?

Post by chroma601 » Sun Jun 24, 2018 11:28 am

Playing with my new old laptop, I found a package called Stellarium and installed it, but it won't run, saying I need Open GL 2. I looked in Synaptic but failed to locate it. Please advise!

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Re: Where do I get Open GL 2?

Post by Lord Boltar » Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:46 pm

You don't "download" OpenGL2.0, you download implementations depending on your setup. In hardware, or in software.

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Re: Where do I get Open GL 2?

Post by Cave jug » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:45 pm

Lord Boltar, how does your response help? I've read it twice, and still at the loss to understand it. I've would have thought the question shows the level of 'knowledge' one has, to ask such a question. Please be more forthcoming with your instruction
Cheers. :?

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Re: Where do I get Open GL 2?

Post by Hoser Rob » Fri Jun 29, 2018 8:03 am

Cave jug wrote:
Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:45 pm
Lord Boltar, how does your response help? I've read it twice, and still at the loss to understand it. I've would have thought the question shows the level of 'knowledge' one has, to ask such a question. Please be more forthcoming with your instruction
Cheers. :?
Well, you're off to a great start. This is a volunteer based forum, like all Linux support forums unless you buy a Red Hat site license, and you're already turning people off.

WHat he said is completely true. OpenGL levels aren't a software package. If the software you're talking about installing protested because you don't have level 2 opengl, it must be pretty old hardware. If the graphics hardware won't handle that level then you can't change that. There's no magic driver for that in Linux or Windows or any other OS.

To actually see if it will you need to try posting some useful information. Copy/paste this to the terminal and copy/paste the text output here:

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inxi -Fxz

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Re: Where do I get Open GL 2?

Post by chroma601 » Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:52 am

I think the problem I had was that the hardware didn't support a program I tried to use. Mint runs great on an Atom Notebook, but the Atom has its limitations!

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Re: Where do I get Open GL 2?

Post by Cave jug » Sun Jul 08, 2018 10:57 pm

Just to clear something up if I may.
I did not intend to be rude nor to annoy people on this thread. In the hindsight, I should have had rephrased my response BEFORE I've posted it.
It was my understanding that a post was made by a novice, like many of us are, who needed a step-by-step instruction, not a terse answer, which leads to another question and starts another topic. I am also very much aware this is a volunteer initiative, not a paid service and apart from few experts, all of us are very grateful for the help available. It seems to me, Mr Hoser Rob is annoyed the way I've tried to point to insufficient information and chose to 'smack my wrist' for doing so. Since I've joined a few years ago, there was a need to ask "stupid" question or two, but this kind of response from Mr Hoser Rob gives me a pause.
Perhaps I need to find a forum where I'll not be taken as inferior.

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