GMSH with linux and OpenGL

Steffens-Jr, Alfred P Alfred.Steffens-Jr at
Tue May 15 16:05:18 CEST 2001


I'm just now now answering your reply from May 2.  My linux distribution
(Slackware, 2.2.13 kernel, glibc 2.1.2) has the Mesa 3.0 libraries, with linked to .  The loader says " not found".
When I try to force it by making a phony link to, I get an error
message, "error in loading shared libraries: undefined symbol:
XShmQueryVersion".  The Mesa libraries seem to work, or at least the glxdemo
program works.  As to whether other OpenGL programs work, I am not certain.
I have a graphics program called "GMV", whose binary was named "linuxMesa,"
and it works.

A secondary problem:  I tried running it as command-line only program by
using "gmsh filename.geo -2", but gmsh finds nonexistent syntax errors in
the .geo file.  The same file works under the WinNT version of GMSH.

Thanks again for your help.  Any suggestions would be welcome.

Al Steffens
alfred.p.steffens-jr at