VirtualGL - A toolkit for displaying OpenGL applications to thin clients

Property Value
Distribution CentOS 7
Repository ELRepo x86_64
Package name VirtualGL
Package version 2.3.3
Package release 3.el7.elrepo
Package architecture x86_64
Package type rpm
Installed size 1.52 MB
Download size 621.42 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-2.5.2-20170302.sdl7.x86_64.rpm 2.5.2 x86_64 PUIAS Computational
VirtualGL-2.5.2-1.el7.x86_64.rpm 2.5.2 x86_64 EPEL
VirtualGL-2.3.3-4.el7.elrepo.x86_64.rpm 2.3.3 x86_64 ELRepo
VirtualGL - - -


Name Value
/sbin/ldconfig -
fltk - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
rtld(GNU_HASH) -


Name Value
VirtualGL = 2.3.3-3.el7.elrepo
VirtualGL(x86-64) = 2.3.3-3.el7.elrepo
bumblebee-bridge - - - -


Type URL
Binary Package VirtualGL-2.3.3-3.el7.elrepo.x86_64.rpm
Source Package VirtualGL-2.3.3-3.el7.elrepo.src.rpm

Install Howto

  1. Download latest elrepo-release rpm from
  2. Install elrepo-release rpm:
    # rpm -Uvh elrepo-release*rpm
  3. Install VirtualGL rpm package:
    # yum install VirtualGL




2014-06-10 - Rob Mokkink <> - 2.3.3-3
- Rebuild for elrepo el7
- Added build requirement gcc-c++, to prevent cmake errors
2013-11-07 - Dan HorĂ¡k <dan[at]> - 2.3.3-2
- fix build on non-x86 arches
2013-11-02 - Gary Gatling <> - 2.3.3-1
- Update to 2.3.3.
2013-08-06 - Gary Gatling <> - 2.3.2-7
- Fix (#993894) unversioned docdir change for f20.
2013-08-03 - Fedora Release Engineering <> - 2.3.2-6
- Rebuilt for
2013-05-06 - Gary Gatling <> - 2.3.2-5
- Fix (#923961) More path changes to vglrun to really fix issue.
2013-03-24 - Gary Gatling <> - 2.3.2-4
- Fix (#923961) Change /opt/VirtualGL/bin to /usr/bin in vglconnect.
- Add virtual provides for bumblebee-bridge package.
2013-02-20 - Adam Tkac <atkac redhat com> - 2.3.2-3
- rebuild
2013-01-17 - Gary Gatling <> - 2.3.2-1
- rebuilding.
2013-01-13 - Gary Gatling <> - 2.3.2-2
- update to 2.3.2.

See Also

Package Description
VirtualGL-devel-2.3.3-3.el7.elrepo.x86_64.rpm Development headers and libraries for VirtualGL
VirtualGL-devel-2.3.3-4.el7.elrepo.x86_64.rpm Development headers and libraries for VirtualGL
VirtualGL-libs-2.3.3-4.el7.elrepo.i686.rpm 32-Bit libraries for VirtualGL
bumblebee-3.2.1-10.el7.elrepo.x86_64.rpm Bumblebee is a project that enables Linux to utilize the Nvidia Optimus Hybrid cards
bumblebee-3.2.1-5.el7.elrepo.x86_64.rpm Bumblebee is a project that enables Linux to utilize the Nvidia Optimus Hybrid cards
bumblebee-3.2.1-9.el7.elrepo.x86_64.rpm Bumblebee is a project that enables Linux to utilize the Nvidia Optimus Hybrid cards
bumblebee-selinux-1.0-1.el7.elrepo.x86_64.rpm Custom selinux policy to allow bumblebee to interact with bbswitch
drbd84-utils-8.4.4-1.el7.elrepo.x86_64.rpm Management utilities for DRBD
drbd84-utils-8.9.1-1.el7.elrepo.x86_64.rpm Management utilities for DRBD
drbd84-utils-8.9.2-1.el7.elrepo.x86_64.rpm Management utilities for DRBD
drbd84-utils-8.9.2-2.el7.elrepo.x86_64.rpm Management utilities for DRBD
drbd84-utils-8.9.3-1.1.el7.elrepo.x86_64.rpm Management utilities for DRBD
drbd84-utils-8.9.3-1.el7.elrepo.x86_64.rpm Management utilities for DRBD
drbd84-utils-8.9.5-1.el7.elrepo.x86_64.rpm Management utilities for DRBD
drbd84-utils-8.9.6-1.el7.elrepo.x86_64.rpm Management utilities for DRBD