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Failed to create OpenGL context


Update: The 2020 R1 release of Tecplot 360 has changed the way Tecplot is rendered in mesa. See the Troubleshooting chapter of the 2020 R1 documentation for more information.

Problem:

I saw this message after installing Tecplot on a 64 bit Linux Red Hat machine. How do I fix it?

Solution:

This message means that the computer does not support OpenGL. Please be sure your computers graphics card supports OpenGL and that you have the latest driver before you attempt to run Tecplot. If your computer does not support OpenGL to run Tecplot you can add the -mesa flag to the command you are using to start Tecplot. EX:

tecplot -mesa