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I have problem with OpenGL on Ubuntu.

I need OpenGL for Qt, but Qt reports and error "cannot find -lGL". But I think I have mesa installed because in folder /usr/lib/i386-linux-gnu, I have a folder called mesa with file libGL.so.1.

Why Qt cant find it then? I use 32 bit Ubuntu running on VirtualBox.

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I think the configure script doesn't look in the i386-linux-gnu subdirectory. –  Aleksander Lidtke Jan 4 at 12:23

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