[Chimera-users] Running graphical Chimera from remote server

Hurt, Darrell (NIH/NIAID) [E] darrellh at niaid.nih.gov
Sun Mar 29 12:10:51 PDT 2015


Hi Chimera friends,

I want to run a graphics-enabled Chimera from a remote Ubuntu server. The Ubuntu server is quite beefy (and not virtualized), but it has a stock video card. When I run "glxgears", I can see the gears and get about 60 fps (reported), but the gears don't move and aren't interactive.

I found this message from the listserv a few years ago that recommends the use of VirtualGL:
http://plato.cgl.ucsf.edu/pipermail/chimera-users/2012-September/007953.html

My X windowing system is Xquartz on a Mac. Is my problem related to software GL or to the poor graphics card?

Related question: what X windowing system do you recommend on a Windows system? CYGWIN?

Thanks,
Darrell

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