VirtualGL - A toolkit for displaying OpenGL applications to thin clients

Property Value
Distribution Fedora 26
Repository Fedora i386
Package name VirtualGL
Package version 2.4
Package release 8.fc26
Package architecture i686
Package type rpm
Installed size 1.37 MB
Download size 532.73 KB
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VirtualGL is a toolkit that allows most Unix/Linux OpenGL applications to be
remotely displayed with hardware 3D acceleration to thin clients, regardless
of whether the clients have 3D capabilities, and regardless of the size of the
3D data being rendered or the speed of the network.
Using the vglrun script, the VirtualGL "faker" is loaded into an OpenGL
application at run time.  The faker then intercepts a handful of GLX calls,
which it reroutes to the server's X display (the "3D X Server", which
presumably has a 3D accelerator attached.)  The GLX commands are also
dynamically modified such that all rendering is redirected into a Pbuffer
instead of a window.  As each frame is rendered by the application, the faker
reads back the pixels from the 3D accelerator and sends them to the
"2D X Server" for compositing into the appropriate X Window.
VirtualGL can be used to give hardware-accelerated 3D capabilities to VNC or
other X proxies that either lack OpenGL support or provide it through software
rendering.  In a LAN environment, VGL can also be used with its built-in
high-performance image transport, which sends the rendered 3D images to a
remote client (vglclient) for compositing on a remote X server.  VirtualGL
also supports image transport plugins, allowing the rendered 3D images to be
sent or captured using other mechanisms.
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-2.4-8.fc26.i686.rpm 2.4 i686 Fedora
VirtualGL-2.4-8.fc26.x86_64.rpm 2.4 x86_64 Fedora
VirtualGL - - -


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Name Value
VirtualGL = 2.4-8.fc26
VirtualGL(x86-32) = 2.4-8.fc26
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Type URL
Binary Package VirtualGL-2.4-8.fc26.i686.rpm
Source Package VirtualGL-2.4-8.fc26.src.rpm

Install Howto

Install the VirtualGL rpm package:

# dnf install VirtualGL




2017-02-10 - Fedora Release Engineering <> - 2.4-8
- Rebuilt for
2016-03-08 - Yaakov Selkowitz <> - 2.4-7
- Fix (#1307302) FTBFS with GCC 6
2016-02-03 - Fedora Release Engineering <> - 2.4-6
- Rebuilt for
2015-06-16 - Fedora Release Engineering <> - 2.4-5
- Rebuilt for
2015-05-01 - Gary Gatling <> - 2.4-4
- Fix (#1198149) Disable SSL support.
- Fix (#1198135) add -DVGL_FAKEXCB=1 to build options.
2015-04-29 - Gary Gatling <> - 2.4-3
- Fix problems with build on ppc rhel 6.
2015-04-28 - Gary Gatling <> - 2.4-2
- Fix problems in changelog.
2015-04-28 - Gary Gatling <> - 2.4-1
- Fix (#1198135) Update to 2.4.
2015-02-18 - Rex Dieter <> 2.3.3-6
- rebuild (fltk,gcc5)
2014-08-15 - Fedora Release Engineering <> - 2.3.3-5
- Rebuilt for

See Also

Package Description
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WritRecogn-0.1.9-14.fc26.i686.rpm Handwriting recognizer for CJK characters
WritRecogn-doc-0.1.9-14.fc26.i686.rpm Gtk-doc formatted WritRecogn API
XStatic-Angular-common- Common files for XStatic-Angular (XStatic packaging standard)
XStatic-Magic-Search-common- Xstatic-Magic-Search common files
Xaw3d-1.6.2-10.fc26.i686.rpm A version of the MIT Athena widget set for X
Xaw3d-devel-1.6.2-10.fc26.i686.rpm Header files and libraries for development using Xaw3d