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openGL error freeglut (./example): OpenGL GLX extension not supported by display ':0.0'

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hi there

I type g++ -lglut -lGL -lGLU -lGLEW example.cpp -o example from terminal.

it causes the error error freeglut (./example): OpenGL GLX extension not supported by display ':0.0'  
how can I fade away this.
I also follow below link instructions: http://stackoverflow.com/questions/859501/learning-opengl-in-ubuntu 
best regards.
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Are you running the command as the same user that is running your Xorg (GUI)?
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I tried it for same user, also for root but no luck.
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That means that either the Video driver is not installed, or OpenGL support was not installed, or is not working.

Can you post your xorg.conf please.
This should be in /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Also, please post your Linux version.
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there is no xorg.conf

root@mur-laptop:/etc/X11# ls
app-defaults             ja_JP.eucJP  xinit       Xsession.d
cursors                  ko_KR.eucKR  xkb         Xsession.options
default-display-manager  rgb.txt      Xresources  XvMCConfig
fonts                    X            Xsession    Xwrapper.config

Iam using ubuntu carmic.
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It's not a compile time issue.  The X server you are using doesn't have the GLX extension.  You need to install a driver specific for your video card.  What is your linux distribution and what kind of video card do you have?
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One of these days I'm going to learn to read previous posts before I try to answer a question.

Run lspci and show us the result so we can see your video card info.
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out put of ISpci  and I am using ubuntu karmic


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00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/PM/GMS, 943/940GML and 945GT Express Memory Controller Hub (rev 03)
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:02.1 Display controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS/GME, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1b.0 Audio device: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) High Definition Audio Controller (rev 02)
00:1c.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 1 (rev 02)
00:1c.1 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 2 (rev 02)
00:1c.2 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) PCI Express Port 3 (rev 02)
00:1d.0 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1d.1 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #2 (rev 02)
00:1d.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #3 (rev 02)
00:1d.3 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB UHCI Controller #4 (rev 02)
00:1d.7 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) USB2 EHCI Controller (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 Mobile PCI Bridge (rev e2)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801GBM (ICH7-M) LPC Interface Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.2 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801GBM/GHM (ICH7 Family) SATA IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801G (ICH7 Family) SMBus Controller (rev 02)
04:00.0 Ethernet controller: Atheros Communications Inc. AR5001 Wireless Network Adapter (rev 01)
05:00.0 Ethernet controller: Realtek Semiconductor Co., Ltd. RTL8101E/RTL8102E PCI Express Fast Ethernet controller (rev 01)
06:04.0 CardBus bridge: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 Cardbus Controller
06:04.1 FireWire (IEEE 1394): Texas Instruments PCIxx12 OHCI Compliant IEEE 1394 Host Controller
06:04.2 Mass storage controller: Texas Instruments 5-in-1 Multimedia Card Reader (SD/MMC/MS/MS PRO/xD)
06:04.3 SD Host controller: Texas Instruments PCIxx12 SDA Standard Compliant SD
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thanks.
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