1. Introduction

This miniHOWTO is about how to get the OpenGL/GLX Linux QuakeWorld client compiled and working on systems with standard OpenGL hardware acceleration support.

This procedure was developed while struggling to get glqwcl.glx to work on a system with Linux Slackware 7.0 (2.2.16), XFree86 4.0.1, a GeForce 256 DDR video card, and NVIDIA's 0.9-4 MesaGL drop-in replacement lib/driver (libGL.so.1.0.4).

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