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Why FOSS 3d performs so badly, compared to proprietary. Trying to understand

I know this is not the best question, I'm just trying to understand what needs improvement. I just read a Phoronix article, which compared the FOSS radeon drivers a 5 years old FGLRX catalyst. As ...
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Linux 3D graphic libraries

What libraries can be used for 3D graphics on Linux? Are there big differences for 3D graphics programming between Linux and Windows? I found about DirectX and OpenGl by searching, but I'm not sure ...
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Getting OpenGL to work under Ubuntu

I have an Intel graphics card, of which I can't tell whether or not it's being recognized. When I go through GUI to the System Info section, it states that my graphics card is unknown. Despite this, ...
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Proprietary ATI driver on linux not working with GLUT

I have a laptop with an ATI Radeon 3450 Graphic card (Lenovo U330). I have Crunchbang Linux (basically Debian Squeeze). After installing the proprietary ATI drivers ...
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Installing OpenGL in fedora 14

I am trying to install OpenGL on my Fedora. But first I am confused with some concepts. I am using ATI Radeon 5470 card and I downloaded the driver from the official website. Here is the link I ...
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OpenGL in Fedora as a VMWare guest under Windows 7

I installed Fedora 14 (64-bit) on a Windows 7 64 bits system, as a guest in VMWare. I can't use OpenGL support, Compiz and other openGL programs do not work. I searched on Google; I found solutions if ...
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Segmentation fault when trying to run glxgears via virtualGL

(Follow-up on How to efficiently use 3D via a remote connection?) I installed the amd64 package on the server and the i386 one on the client. Following the user's guide I run this on the client: ...
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How to efficiently use 3D via a remote connection?

I have one weak PC (client) but with acceptable 3D performance, and one strong PC (server) which should be capable of running an application using OpenGL twice, i.e. once locally and once remotely for ...
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Using software OpenGL rendering with X

I want to try the most basic OpenGL driver, in order to find out what's the problem of my X server with OpenGL. I want then to have X use software rendering for OpenGL, like windows do with ...
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X stuck when using OpenGL

On a stock Dell, RHEL 5.3, my X gets stuck when running any OpenGL program for more than a few seconds. After a few seconds, the screen freezes, and after another few seconds sometimes the screen ...
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What does LIBGL_ALWAYS_INDIRECT=1 actually do?

KDE SC 4.5.0 has some problems with some video cards including mine. Upon Release Arch recommended several workarounds. One of which was export "LIBGL_ALWAYS_INDIRECT=1" before starting KDE I ...
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Where to start to learn OpenGL [closed]

As OpenGL evolves, it seems that there are three camps: OpenGL legacy, packed with "deprecated APIs" OpenGL ES, for embedded systems OpenGL "new stuff" which comes out every couple of months. If I ...