On Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 5:36 PM, Kevin Van Workum <vanw@...> wrote:
> On Fri, Sep 9, 2011 at 4:54 PM, DRC <dcommander@...:
>> On 9/9/11 2:00 PM, Kevin Van Workum wrote:
>> > I would like to use the turbovnc server on my linux cluster nodes, but
>> > they do not have graphics cards with 3D acceleration:
>> > # lspci | grep VGA
>> > 08:01.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc ES1000 (rev 02)
>> > Is it possible to use turbovnc server without VirtualGL and still be
>> > able to run OpenGL applications? It works fine with tightvnc.
>> You don't mean TigerVNC, do you? TightVNC never had GLX. TurboVNC is
>> based upon TightVNC, which is why it doesn't have GLX either (hence the
>> need for VirtualGL.) Supporting software OpenGL/GLX in VNC requires a
>> newer X server code base that can do DRI plugins. That's how RealVNC
>> and TigerVNC are able to provide that feature.
> Yep, I meant TigerVNC.
>> > Or is it possible to get VirtualGL working somehow:
>> > $ /opt/VirtualGL/bin/glxinfo -display :0 -c | grep -i OpenGL
>> > OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project: http://www.mesa3d.org <
>> > OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
>> > OpenGL version string: 1.2 (1.5 Mesa 6.5.1)
>> > OpenGL extensions:
>> Probably not, because VirtualGL requires Pbuffers, and AFAIK, Mesa
>> doesn't support them.
>> I don't know of a solution to this with TurboVNC. The latest bleeding
>> edge code in the TigerVNC trunk should be compatible with the TurboVNC
>> server, however, so you could use it in conjunction with the TurboVNC
>> Viewer if you wanted. I'll be happy to spin a build for you if you want
>> to try that approach.
> Thanks, I'll try grabbing the latest from the svn server. If I need help
> with that, I'll let you know.
Looks like that's not going to do it for me. I was hoping to have the
-otpauth and -pamauth that comes with TurboVNC, but those don't appear to
be in the svn version?
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