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I have a GPU, which according to specification, supports OpenGL 3.2. However, when I checked with glxinfo it occured to me that I am using older OpenGL 2.1. This fact is quite disturbing. How can I force OpenGL 3.2 support on my GPU?

OpenGL vendor string: X.Org
OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on AMD REDWOOD
OpenGL version string: 2.1 Mesa 8.0.2
OpenGL shading language version string: 1.20
OpenGL extensions:
    ...

I would appreciate any help with my issue.

PS. My GPU is a AMD Mobility Radeon HD5650

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I might be wrong, but isn't this something defined by the video card driver you're using? In this case, you might want to check out whether there's a driver update available. –  FuzzyQ Aug 5 '12 at 21:08
    
Well, I am using kernel 3.5's AMD Radeon driver (from jockey), it isn't the newest? –  Robin92 Aug 5 '12 at 21:15
    
Since I own an NVIDIA card I can't tell which is newest. I'm running OpenGL version 3.3 and I'm almost sure it was installed automatically when installing the driver. –  FuzzyQ Aug 5 '12 at 21:30
    
Galium may not support OpenGl 3.2, have you considered using Catalyst?. –  Uri Herrera Aug 5 '12 at 23:06
    
@UriHerrera: yeah, but how to use them? ever since I've been working on Linux I remember working with Galium. I downloaded the newest drivers from AMD website but I got an error while installing: /lib/modules/3.5.0-030500-generic/build/include/linux/version.h cannot be found on this system. –  Robin92 Aug 6 '12 at 6:33
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