> Could someone please let me know how to remotely display
> an openGL application on linux? I am trying to remotely display
> an X application running on a SGI machine onto a linux machine but
> cannot display any OpenGL application on the linux machine...
> thanks in advance.
> Motomu Ibaraki
> Department of Geological Sciences
> The Ohio State University
> 125 South Oval Mall phone (614) 292-7528
> Columbus, Ohio fax (614) 292-7688
It's actually quite simple. What you need to do is install on your SGI
machine Mesa - the public domain OpenGL clone. Every time you want to
run an OpenGL remotely set the library search path, LD_LIBRARY_PATH to
the location of Mesa libraries. Provided that the application in
question is not statically linked to OpenGL Mesa will replace GLX calls
with standard X11 calls any X11 host can serve. You won't have the
beautiful smooth hardware accelerated graphics of an SGI but you will
still get a fairly decent interaction with your application.
I hope it helps.
Dpt of Electrical and Computer Engineering
University of Victoria, British Columbia