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I get the "Error: couldn't get an RGB, Double-buffered visual" message in Ubuntu

Last modified: Tuesday, February 26, 2013 11:44 PM

PROBLEM DESCRIPTION

When opening 3D applications that use OpenGL such as glxgears and glxinfo, you get the 

Error: couldn't get an RGB, Double-buffered visual



RESOLUTION

To resolve this issue, enable the indirect rendering option. To do this, enter the following command before executing the 3D applications:
 
export LIBGL_ALWAYS_INDIRECT=1



AFFECTED SOFTWARE

All Xmanager versions