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Is it possible to run an opengl application like glxgears from the command line without starting a desktop environment?
It should directly go to exclusive full screen mode.
It is not possible to run an application meant for X in the command line.
But like @cylgalad said, you can have any desktop environment and put that application to run exclusively.
Try to install a lightweight desktop environment, like xfce or fluxbox.