Running grass through Xwindows on a Solaris Server?
emitchell at altaira.com
Wed Sep 13 15:57:32 EDT 2000
Malcolm Williamson wrote:
> However, to the best of my knowledge, it is not possible to run the NVIZ
> module through these products. The problem is that X-Windows is a
> client-side product, and the Mesa graphics library necessary for the
> NVIZ graphics would therefore have to be on the client. I don't know of
> a way to do this with an X emulator. That's the only limitation to using
> GRASS in this manner that I know of.
Indeed it is possible to run/display NVIZ remotely. You need the
MesaGL software rendering libraries on the machine on which NVIZ
is run. The MesaGL software renderer takes OpenGL calls, and
turns them into "straight" X calls. I do this at home once in a
while. You may need to perform LD_PRELOAD hackery with a
symbolically linked libGL.so -> libMesaGL.so in order to bypass
the system OpenGL libraries (which may be optimized for direct
rendering, or implemented via the GLX extension to X).
> -Malcolm Williamson
> CAST - University of Arkansas
> Rob Britts wrote:
> > Hello, List-
> > I was if is possible to run GRASS through X-windows on a NT workstation if
> > GRASS is installed on a remote Solaris server? In theory, we would like to
> > allow multiple users to access GRASS, or would it be restricted to one
> > person usage? My Department would like to take advantage of the simulation
> > models in GRASS for an Advanced Environmental Modeling GIS course.
> > Any recommendations or suggestions would greatly be appreciated.
> > Sincerely,
> > Rob Britts
> > Plese feel free to contact me off list at rbritts at ufl.edu
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