[Chimera-users] Problem of Launching Chimera Remotely on a Mac

Miguel Ortiz Lombardía miguel.ortiz-lombardia at afmb.univ-mrs.fr
Thu Dec 5 00:00:22 PST 2013


Forgot to mention : the main problem with remote desktop sharing in OSX
(up to 10.6, which still many of us use) is that you share the
"physical" desktop... i.e. that only one person can use the desktop on
the remote machine, whereas with X11 several people can run multiple
graphical sessions on the remote server. That changed in OSX 10.7 (Lion)
but the performance was still really bad, as far as I could see. I don't
know for 10.8 or the new 10.9.

Cheers,

Miguel Ortiz Lombardía

Architecture et Fonction des Macromolécules Biologiques (UMR7257)
CNRS, Aix-Marseille Université
Case 932, 163 Avenue de Luminy, 13288 Marseille cedex 9, France
Tel: +33(0) 491 82 86 44
Fax: +33(0) 491 26 67 20
mailto:miguel.ortiz-lombardia at afmb.univ-mrs.fr
http://www.afmb.univ-mrs.fr/Miguel-Ortiz-Lombardia

Le 05/12/13 08:30, Miguel Ortiz Lombardía a écrit :
> Hi Tom,
> 
> I'm very sad to learn about the announced death of X windows remote
> display after so many years. I have never had problems using OpenGL on
> remote X windows when communicating between Linux machines. Anyway, IMO
> remote desktop sharing is not an option with OSX machines : far too slow
> and very low quality. Unless you know of an option other than the remote
> desktop service shipped with OSX, which I would be very interested in.
> 
> With best regards,
> 
> Miguel Ortiz Lombardía
> 
> Architecture et Fonction des Macromolécules Biologiques (UMR7257)
> CNRS, Aix-Marseille Université
> Case 932, 163 Avenue de Luminy, 13288 Marseille cedex 9, France
> Tel: +33(0) 491 82 86 44
> Fax: +33(0) 491 26 67 20
> mailto:miguel.ortiz-lombardia at afmb.univ-mrs.fr
> http://www.afmb.univ-mrs.fr/Miguel-Ortiz-Lombardia
> 
> Le 04/12/13 18:46, Tom Goddard a écrit :
>> Hi Andy,
>>
>>   Your error message means the two machines you are using cannot
>> remotely display OpenGL using X windows because of incompatible graphics
>> drivers.  It has nothing to do with Chimera.  Specifically the error
>> says the NV-GLX (nvidia glx) extension is missing on the server.  X
>> windows remote display is a nearly dead technology, poorly supported,
>> only in rare cases does the OpenGL work.  Why are you trying to do this
>> instead of using a modern desktop sharing protocol?
>>
>> Tom
>>
>>
>> On Dec 3, 2013, at 11:10 PM, Anindito Sen  wrote:
>>
>>> Dear All,
>>>
>>> I am having difficulty to launch Chimera remotely with the following
>>> Error message on my Mac. I understand that the current OS X (version
>>> 10.8.5) and the latest Xcode has some issues and cannot handle the
>>> process ?! 
>>>
>>> Is there a way out of this ?
>>>
>>> Thanks and Best Wishes
>>>
>>> Andy
>>>
>>>
>>> [andy@****** ~]$ chimera
>>> Xlib:  extension "NV-GLX" missing on display "localhost:15.0".
>>> Xlib:  extension "NV-GLX" missing on display "localhost:15.0".
>>> X Error of failed request:  GLXBadCurrentWindow
>>>   Major opcode of failed request:  149 (GLX)
>>>   Minor opcode of failed request:  5 (X_GLXMakeCurrent)
>>>   Serial number of failed request:  1354
>>>   Current serial number in output stream:  1354
>>>
>>>  
>>> *
>>>> *Dr. Anindito Sen (Ph.D)*
>>>> *Department of Cell Biology & Anatomy*
>>>> *Graduate School of Medicine*
>>>> *University of Tokyo*
>>>> *Tel & fax: +81-3-5841-3339*
>>> *
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