X necessary to use GL under linux?

Discussion in 'Rendering Technology and APIs' started by tobbe, Sep 2, 2003.

  1. tobbe


    Feb 8, 2002
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    At work we have some computation nodes with nv2x hardware as a bonus. I just wanted to try some offscreen (pbuffer) testing on them, but after browsing through some documentation it seems I cant even create a GL context on the current configuration because they (as servers) aren't running X (eg the GLX create context and create pbuffer calls need a pointer to a x server connection).

    Do I need X running or is there any other way?
    Or am I just missing something, I can't say I know much about X actually.

    edit: opengl.org back up again for me

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