Remote OpenGL

Christopher Barry christopher.barry at
Fri May 27 17:44:47 UTC 2016

On Fri, 27 May 2016 09:54:28 -0700
Alan Coopersmith <alan.coopersmith at> wrote:

>On 05/26/16 06:56 PM, Christopher Barry wrote:
>> I have certain software that must use opengl, and it runs on
>> windows. I had to stand up a separate box just for that application,
>> as I run Linux everywhere else. I could not make it work in a KVM VM
>> due to no opengl capability in KVM (I won't use vmware).  
>Have you considered VirtualBox with it's OpenGL passthrough?  I don't
>know if it will work for this situation, but it might.
>(Disclaimer: while I don't work on VirtualBox, I work for the company
>  who makes it and sells optional support & addons for it, though the
>  core software is free.)

Thanks Alan,

Apparently it does not require a dedicated GPU for this, and instead
asks the host OS to do the work on it's GPU. Seems cool and I will
experiment with it. On a scale of 1-10, what's your guess of it's

Thanks a lot!

Christopher Barry

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