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InsightII via X

mangalam at SALK-SC2.SDSC.EDU mangalam at SALK-SC2.SDSC.EDU
Wed Sep 2 16:55:15 EST 1992


 Hi,
   Re: Running the Biosym software InsightII/Discover over a network via
Xwindows.
   In the continuing quest for truth, justice, and the Biosym way, I called
the the response center to inquire directly as to the possibility of having
the display set to a different networked machine.  The answer was on 2
levels.  
   The first was that you can set the display to another networked SGI, but
ONLY if both machines are licensed for the software.  If you can get
another (unlicensed) SGI to display the InsightII output from a licensed
machine, you are in violation of your agreement.  They were quite definite.
 
   The second is that as they understood it, a plain X terminal (without GL
support) will not be able to display the image anyway.  This may change if
software/hardware makers start to implement OpenGL as a value-added feature
to standard X, but not for a long time.
   So it seems that dreams (mine, anyway) of being able to drive multiple
(cheap) Xwin terminals and/or emulators from one (big!) SGI are not going
to happen soon.

Cheers,

Harry


Harry Mangalam                                   Vox:(619) 453-4100, x250
Dept of Biocomputing                                   Fax:(619) 552-1546
The Salk Institute                             mangalam at salk-sc2.sdsc.edu
10010 N Torrey Pines Rd                        mangalam at salk-sgi.sdsc.edu
La Jolla CA 92037                                    mangalam at salk.bitnet





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