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New HOWTO: Nvidia OpenGL Configuration mini-HOWTO

Table of Contents, Section 1

  • March 22, 2001
Nvidia OpenGL Configuration mini-HOWTO

Robert B Easter

        reaster@comptechnews.com
        
Revision History                                                             
Revision v1.9            2001-03-20           Revised by: rbe                


This mini-HOWTO is about how to install the [http://www.opengl.org/] OpenGL
drivers for [http://www.nvidia.com/] Nvidia graphics cards on [http://
www.linux.org/] Linux. In addition to just installing the Nvidia drivers,
this mini-HOWTO also explains how to install [http://www.XFree86.org/]
XFree86, the OpenGL Utility library (part of [http://www.mesa3d.org/] Mesa),
the OpenGL Utility Toolkit ([http://reality.sgi.com/mjk/glut3/] glut), the
full set of OpenGL manpages, [http://www.trolltech.com/] Qt and its OpenGL
extension, and [http://www.blackdown.org/] Java and its Java 3D extension so
that a user can have a complete runtime and development environment for
OpenGL applications on Linux.

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Table of Contents
1. Introduction
    1.1. New Versions of this Document
    1.2. Copyright and Licenses
    1.3. Disclaimer
   
   
2. Download the software packages
    2.1. Linux Kernel >= 2.2.12 Required
    2.2. XFree86 4.0 or later
    2.3. OpenGL man pages
    2.4. Mesa 3D
    2.5. Qt
    2.6. NVIDIA drivers (Mesa libGL replacement)
    2.7. Java 2 SDK, Java 3D extension, and Java PlugIn for Netscape
        (optional)
   
   
3. Install Software
    3.1. Install XFree86
    3.2. Install Mesa
    3.3. Install Nvidia OpenGL drivers
    3.4. Install Qt
    3.5. Install GLUT 3.7 Distribution (optional)
    3.6. Install Java 3D (optional)
   
   
4. Final Comments
A. GNU Free Documentation License
    0. PREAMBLE
    1. APPLICABILITY AND DEFINITIONS
    2. VERBATIM COPYING
    3. COPYING IN QUANTITY
    4. MODIFICATIONS
    5. COMBINING DOCUMENTS
    6. COLLECTIONS OF DOCUMENTS
    7. AGGREGATION WITH INDEPENDENT WORKS
    8. TRANSLATION
    9. TERMINATION
    10. FUTURE REVISIONS OF THIS LICENSE
    How to use this License for your documents
   
   

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1. Introduction

1.1. New Versions of this Document

The latest version of this mini-HOWTO can be found at:

[http://www.linuxdoc.org/HOWTO/mini/Nvidia-OpenGL-Configuration/] http://
www.linuxdoc.org/HOWTO/mini/Nvidia-OpenGL-Configuration/
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1.2. Copyright and Licenses

    Copyright (c) 2001 Robert B. Easter. Permission is granted to copy,
    distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free
    Documentation License, Version 1.1 or any later version published by the
    Free Software Foundation; with no Invariant Sections, with no Front-Cover
    Texts, and with no Back-Cover Texts. A copy of the license is included in
    the section entitled "GNU Free Documentation License".
   
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1.3. Disclaimer

No liability for the contents of this documents can be accepted. Use the
concepts, examples and other content at your own risk.

All copyrights are held by their respective owners, unless specifically noted
otherwise. Use of a term in this document should not be regarded as affecting
the validity of any trademark or service mark.

Naming of particular products or brands should not be seen as endorsements.
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