I have a
t2.large instance on
Amazon EC2 with
8Go of ram and
30Go of disk space.
The OS used is
Ubuntu 14.04 Trusty and the desktop manager is
xfce4. I’m using
xrdp to remotely access the desktop, and it is working relatively well.
However, I have issues with some
GUI applications, the error I get is:
libGL error: failed to load driver: swrast
The graphic card is:
$ lshw -C video+ *-display UNCLAIMED description: VGA compatible controller product: GD 5446 vendor: Cirrus Logic physical id: 2 bus info: [email protected]:00:02.0 version: 00 width: 32 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: vga_controller bus_master configuration: latency=0 resources: memory:f0000000-f1ffffff memory:f3000000-f3000fff
And I cannot find the driver for this graphic card (Cirrus Logic).
Is it possible to change the
Graphic card with
AmazonEC2? Or is there a
universal driver for all graphic cards on
The software you are running is trying to use OpenGL, but the virtual hardware is not OpenGL-capable. The virtual machine emulates a mid-1990’s Cirrus video card which is barely capable of displaying graphics at all.
In order to run software that requires OpenGL on Amazon EC2, you must use a GPU (G2 or CG1) instance.
Considering that this may be significantly more expensive than the instance you are using now, you may wish to simply continue downloading images to check them as you are now.
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