How can I run an OpenGL application installed on a linux machine from my windows machine?
In the spirit of being helpful, this is a problem I had and solved, so I will answer the question here.
An application that has to be installed on on Redhat or SuSE enterprise.
It has huge system requirements and requires OpenGL.
It is part of a suite of tools that need to operate together on one machine.
This application is used for a time intensive task in terms of man hours.
I don't want to sit in the server room working on this application.
So, the question came up... how do I run this application from a remote windows machine?
I'll outline my solution. Feel free to comment on alternatives. This solution should work for simpler environments as well. My case is somewhat extreme.
I installed two pieces of software:
XMing-mesa The mesa part is important.
Connection->Seconds Between Keepalives: 30 Connection->Enable TCP Keepalives: Yes Connection->SSH->X11->Enable X11 forwarding: Yes Connection->SSH->X11->X display location: localhost:0:0
Run Xming which will put simply start a process and put an icon in your system tray. Launch putty, pointing to your linux box, with the above configuration. Run program