Hello and welcome to the "freeglut" community.  The "freeglut" library provides a windowing system that shields you from X server calls, although I think it uses X itself.  (I'm not a Linux expert, but there are a lot of function calls within "freeglut" that begin with the letter "X".)

        The "freeglut" SourceForge page is

The home page is

The tarball has some "freeglut" demonstration programs.

        The "freeglut" library is an open-source clone of Mark Kilgard's GLUT library, so the GLUT documentation works for "freeglut" as well.  The GLUT pages contain a lot of demonstration programs that will also work with "freeglut".  Finally, if you have any questions this is a good place to ask them.

John F. Fay
Technical Fellow, Jacobs/Sverdrup TEAS Group
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From: [] On Behalf Of Adriana Lungu

Sent: Tuesday, October 25, 2005 8:45 AM
Subject: [Freeglut-developer] Freeglut question


I would like to develop an application using Open GL, under Linux, that can run without loading the X Server. Is it suitable to use freeglut and how?

Perhaps you can recommed some tutorials, websites etc.


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