Xpra: Ticket #898: vmware won't start through virtualgl LD_PRELOAD

To get it to work, I had to place the virtualgl libraries in /etc/ld.so.preload before launching vmplayer. Using vglrun failed with the dreaded ERROR: ld.so: object 'lib??faker.so' from LD_PRELOAD cannot be preloaded: ignored.

I tried chmoding as per the virtualgl manual: 12: Using VirtualGL with setuid/setgid Executables, but that did not help.

I also tried launching vmplayer from a regular terminal with just:


Same problem. Weird.

For now, I have added this information to wiki/Usage/OpenGL. It would be good to figure out what is going on here.

Mon, 23 Jan 2017 10:04:55 GMT - Antoine Martin: status, milestone changed

Sat, 23 Jan 2021 05:09:11 GMT - migration script:

this ticket has been moved to: https://github.com/Xpra-org/xpra/issues/898