Any thoughts on this error are much appreciated as I am Linux / OpenGl newbie.
On my physical RHEL 5.2 machine, a lot of OpenGl related problems were solved after updating to the latest Nvidia drivers. However, I could be missing some lib dependency on my guest VM that I forgot I had installed on the physical machine. I am hoping there is a solution as I can not update VM video drivers as far as I know.
Same problem on both Fusion 2.0.4 and Workstation 6.5.2 hosts on two different host machines.
Thanks in advance for your time and consideration,
OpenGL hardware acceleration is not supported in Linux guests.
The only OpenGL that works in linux guests is software rendering.
Not sure what you are trying to do, is this a physical to virtual conversion?
Visit the VMware developers wiki at http://www.vi-toolkit.com
Your application must support software OpenGL... CHeck out Mesa it may do what you need.
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I really do not need hardware OpenGl support. My application is not that demanding and software rendering is fine. I am doing som text printing on the screen for a heads-up-display. I think this is what it is complaining about. I get the same error on a fresh VM install in Parallels and it does have OpenGl hardware support. Perhaps this is better to ask the question on an OpenGl support. I may try commenting out the drawing text code and see if it quits complaining.
Thank you for your time!
PS. And thanks to Edward as well, I will check out Mesa.