Umm. It seems that Mesa is very, very broken. My OpenGL robot simulator works fine with the TNT2 Debian box at school, but forgets to render some quads and quadrics in a software-rendering Debian box. In the Conectiva Linux box it gets all confused with the quad face normals but renders the quadrics.
Still in the TNT2 box (where the robot is correctly rendered) glReadPixels() doesn't work -- so I can't generate MPEGs. Half of the points of a starfield are not plotted. And it crashes sometimes. Yuck.
Tried to order a Timmy! t-shirt, but I won't pay $35 S&H for a $18 product! Blah.
RAPT works nicely! Now I want services stopped, started and configured automatically like in Debian.
Rivas are crap. I want an SGI box!