How to check if OpenGL is supported?

Alexander Preisinger alexander.preisinger at
Mon Sep 9 22:02:55 PDT 2013


You could use pkg-config to check for wayland-egl and egl.

Best Regards,

Alexander Preisinger

2013/9/10 Campbell Barton <ideasman42 at>

> Hi, I'm interested to get Blender (OpenGL 3d graphics application)
> running with wayland/weston.
> However I cant tell if my configuration can even run simple OpenGL
> applications (the more recent weston for arch-linux 1.2.2 has no
> "weston-gears").
> Whats a good way to see if loading opengl/egl applications is supported?
> Some more info in case it helps.
> ----
> A while back I managed to run weston but no opengl applications would
> work (weston-gears for example didn't start but weston-smoke did, It
> gave some error about not being able to setup EGL).
> I spent some time trying to get this running but I think it simply
> wasn't supported by proprietary-nvidia & mesa configuration.
> More recently I tried again with a newer weston but now I cant find
> weston-gears so not sure how to test.
> There is a git repo that Wander Costa has been working on, but its
> crashing on my system (opengl context fails to initialize).
> So I want to know if this is a bug in the code or just a limitation
> with my configuration.
> --
> - Campbell
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