OpenGL applications fail for remote RHEL6

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  • An OpenGL application fails to run correctly when using RHEL6 remotely:
# ssh -Y rhel6
[user@rhel6 ~]% glxinfo
Error: couldn't find RGB GLX visual or fbconfig
name of display: localhost:13.0
  • When displaying from a RHEL6 host to a Citrix XenApp for UNIX display (on Solaris 10):
name of display: citrix-server:170.0
Error: couldn't find RGB GLX visual or fbconfig


  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6 (RHEL6)
  • GUI application using OpenGL (Open Graphics Library)

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