From: John Stone (
Date: Tue Mar 11 2014 - 10:10:44 CDT

  What X server are you running on your remote machine?
It would seem from the messages below that your X server has some issues
with support for GLX protocol (remote OpenGL). Can you run 'glxgears'
remotely on the same setup?

  John Stone

On Tue, Mar 11, 2014 at 01:31:17PM +0100, Simon Etter wrote:
> Hi!
> I have a remote compute server on which I would like to run VMD and stream
> the GUI to my local screen. Every time I start the application, it crashes
> with the following error report:
> Info) VMD for LINUXAMD64, version 1.9.1 (February 1, 2012)
> Info)
> Info) Email questions and bug reports to
> Info) Please include this reference in published work using VMD:
> Info) Humphrey, W., Dalke, A. and Schulten, K., `VMD - Visual
> Info) Molecular Dynamics', J. Molec. Graphics 1996, 14.1, 33-38.
> Info) -------------------------------------------------------------
> Info) Multithreading available, 48 CPUs detected.
> Info) Free system memory: 102376MB (79%)
> Warning) Detected a mismatch between CUDA runtime and GPU driver
> Warning) Check to make sure that GPU drivers are up to date.
> Info) No CUDA accelerator devices available.
> Warning) Detected X11 'Composite' extension: if incorrect display occurs
> Warning) try disabling this optional X server feature.
> XRequest.154: BadAlloc (insufficient resources for operation) 0x17
> XRequest.154: GLXBadContext 0x3800001
> Segmentation fault
> I heard from other users of the same server that they did not have any
> problems, so I assume this must be an issue on my local machine.
> Any hint on how I could fix this?
> Regards,
> Simon
> --------------
> Further points:
> I connect to the server using ssh -X.
> Opening remote xterm and gnuplot windows works.
> Local X windows version: 1.13.0

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