CC'ing the TigerVNC lists, since this may also interest some of those
I believe that the latest pre-release of VirtualGL
(http://virtualgl.sourceforge.net/vgl.nightly/) should (with emphasis on
"should") allow you to run compiz or other 3D WM's with hardware
acceleration. Currently, I have only tested this with TigerVNC, because
TurboVNC lacks the X Composite extension (this has been identified as a
hot project for the next release.) I've also only tested it with Gnome
under RHEL 5 and 6. Feedback from users of other platforms is most
To make it work with TigerVNC, I logged into the server locally, enabled
desktop effects in Gnome, then logged out. I then edited
~/.vnc/xstartup, adding "vglrun +wm" in front of the two lines that
contain /etc/X11/xinit/xinitrc, and the next time I started TigerVNC,
desktop effects were enabled in the VNC session.
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