Trying this now...

On Tue, Apr 2, 2013 at 3:17 PM, Kirk, Benjamin (JSC-EG311) <> wrote:
On Apr 2, 2013, at 4:12 PM, "Kirk, Benjamin (JSC-EG311)" <> wrote:

> RemoteElem should be being created from LibMeshInit (see the Singleton::create() call and related bits in remote_elem.C) but apparently it isn't?

To be more clear, Singleton::setup() should call the preregistered  RemoteElemSetup::setup() function, which should create the remote_elem.  All that is in remote_elem.C - maybe put a trace in the RemoteElem::create() method and see what gives??