VirtualGL - A toolkit for displaying OpenGL applications to thin clients

Property Value
Distribution openSUSE Tumbleweed
Repository openSUSE Oss all
Package filename VirtualGL-2.5.2-2.2.x86_64.rpm
Package name VirtualGL
Package version 2.5.2
Package release 2.2
Package architecture x86_64
Package type rpm
Category Productivity/Networking/Other
License LGPL-2.1-only AND SUSE-wxWidgets-3.1
Maintainer -
Download size 601.16 KB
Installed size 2.55 MB
VirtualGL is a library which allows most Linux OpenGL applications to be
remotely displayed to a thin client without the need to alter the
applications in any way.  VGL inserts itself into an application at run time
and intercepts a handful of GLX calls, which it reroutes to the server's
display (which presumably has a 3D accelerator attached.)  This causes all
3D rendering to occur on the server's display.  As each frame is rendered
by the server, VirtualGL reads back the pixels from the server's framebuffer
and sends them to the client for re-compositing into the appropriate X
Window.  VirtualGL can be used to give hardware-accelerated 3D capabilities to
VNC or other remote display environments that lack GLX support.  In a LAN
environment, it can also be used with its built-in motion-JPEG video delivery
system to remotely display full-screen 3D applications at 20+ frames/second.
VirtualGL is based upon ideas presented in various academic papers on
this topic, including "A Generic Solution for Hardware-Accelerated Remote
Visualization" (Stegmaier, Magallon, Ertl 2002) and "A Framework for
Interactive Hardware Accelerated Remote 3D-Visualization" (Engel, Sommer,
Ertl 2000.)


Package Version Architecture Repository
VirtualGL-2.5.2-2.2.i586.rpm 2.5.2 i586 openSUSE Oss
VirtualGL - - -


Name Value
/sbin/ldconfig - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -


Name Value
VirtualGL = 2.5.2-2.2
VirtualGL(x86-64) = 2.5.2-2.2 - - - -


Type URL
Binary Package VirtualGL-2.5.2-2.2.x86_64.rpm
Source Package VirtualGL-2.5.2-2.2.src.rpm

Install Howto

Install VirtualGL rpm package:

# zypper install VirtualGL




2018-06-19 -
- Do not provide the env files which change the preload order
2017-12-04 -
- Disable ssl feature as we can tunnel via ssh and the openssl-1.1
is not compatible at all currently
2017-12-04 -
- Version update 2.5.2:
* Various compat fixes all around
- Remove merged gcc6_literal_suffixes.patch
- Refresh VirtualGL-link-libs.patch and virtualgl-nodl.patch
2016-08-24 -
- Fix bnc#993645 as-needed eating symbols needed by this lib
* virtualgl-nodl.patch
- Use system xcb headers
- Rename glxinfo2 to vglxinfo, sounds bit better and more descriptive
2016-06-16 -
- Version update to 2.5 release
* See upstream changelog for details
* Mostly removal of compat for pre-VirtualGL namespace
- Refresh patch VirtualGL-link-libs.patch
2016-06-16 -
- new gcc6_literal_suffixes.patch
2015-09-01 -
- Add proper wxwidgets license string
2015-08-28 -
- Update to 2.4.1:
* Various bugfixes not mentioned on changes
* Refresh VirtualGL-link-libs.patch
2014-08-29 -
- Version bump to beta1 of 2.4 (2.3.90)
- Fix building with -Wl,-z,now and no-undefined
* VirtualGL-link-libs.patch
2014-08-21 -
- Extend 64bit conditions to s390x ppc64 ppc64le aarch64

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