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Re: Use remote graphical program

horacioemilio wrote:

I am trying to use a remote program which is installed on a remote linux
machine. In these situations I usually do;

0) on my windows machine I start cygwin and afterwards use

1) ssh -X name-of-the-gateway-machine

2) ssh -X name-of-the-linux-machine-inside-the-remote-network

3) program-name &

and programs like emacs or firefox appear on my desktop.

But for some other program which uses more advanced graphics it does not
work, I get the following error message;

user@machine:~> Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display "localhost:10.0" .
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display "localhost:10.0".


Do you know how could I overcome this situation ?

This is more appropriately directed to the Cygwin X list. I've reset the "Reply-To" there. Please send any follow-up the the Cygwin X list.

From the above, it's clear the application you're trying to use wants
to access the underlying hardware (via OpenGL).  This is not supported
in the current Cygwin X server.  I believe there is a MinGW version which
has some support for this though.  You may want to investigate that.

Larry Hall                    
RFK Partners, Inc.                      (508) 893-9779 - RFK Office
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Holliston, MA 01746

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