How can I tell what OpenGL versions are supported on my (Arch Linux) machine?


glxinfo | grep "OpenGL version"

  • That's not a program installed by default, but it is available in the AUR. I'm guessing there is no default program to do this? – Jeroen Bollen Apr 8 '14 at 19:59
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    @JeroenBollen It's in the mesa-demos package in extra. You can also use glewinfo if you have glew already installed. – Leiaz Apr 8 '14 at 22:52
$ sudo pacman -S mesa-demos
$ glxinfo | grep "OpenGL version"
glxinfo | awk '/OpenGL version/ {print $4}'

Install "mesa-demos" if it does not work. :)

  • This command didn't output anything for me. – Jeroen Bollen Apr 20 '16 at 19:56
  • mesa-demos is installed? funkyimg.com/view/2g21m – Matthias Schuster Aug 29 '16 at 8:12
  • Using a fixed column number is not going to be viable, specially over different versions. One might change the output format in different releases. – Waruna Ranasinghe Oct 8 '18 at 20:01

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