PyOpenGL and graphics card support

jefm jef.mangelschots at
Thu Oct 1 10:18:14 CEST 2009

OpenGL newbie alert!!!

Do I need to do anything special to use OpenGL capabilities of my
graphics card ?
I have the impression PyOpenG is using the Windows emulation.

when I execute the following code:

print "glGetString - GL_VENDOR:                  ", glGetString
print "glGetString - GL_RENDERER:                ", glGetString
print "glGetString - GL_SHADING_LANGUAGE_VERSION:", glGetString
print "glGetString - GL_EXTENSIONS:              ", glGetString
print "gluGetString - GLU_VERSION:               ", gluGetString
print "gluGetString - GLU_EXTENSIONS:            ", gluGetString

I get the following results:
glGetString - GL_VENDOR:                   None
glGetString - GL_RENDERER:                 None
glGetString - GL_EXTENSIONS:               None
gluGetString - GLU_VERSION:       Microsoft
gluGetString - GLU_EXTENSIONS:

I am using Python 2.6.2 and PyOpenGL3.0.1a3 on Windows 7 Enterprise
My graphics card is NVIDIA GeForce 9500 GT card
with driver date = 7/14/2009 and version =

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