Tecplot error at startup: X Error: GLXBadContext

Note:  This should no longer be an issue.  Download the latest release or get a free trial. Problem: Tecplot crashes with X Error: GLXBadContext. Solution: One possible cause could be due to a security issue in Xorg that disables the “indirect mode” in GLX. If that is the case then the solution is to enable the GLX indirect mode.


Permission denied error upon installation

Problem: Unable to complete the install of your Tecplot product due to a “Permissions denied” error. Solution: Upon installing Tecplot, if your installation quits before completion with the error message “Permission denied.”  This could be due to permission restrictions set by your computer.  This has been found to be true for SE Linux but could be true for any secure platform. Another cause for permission issues may be caused by […]

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Translucency when using Ubuntu Unity

Problem: Your Tecplot Linux Ubuntu Unity user interface workspace (e.g., Ubuntu version 12.04) may exhibit translucency, that is, all the open application screens remain visible underneath Tecplot. Solution: To disable this translucency you may instruct Linux xlib to manage the colors natively as RGB. Do this by setting the environment variable in a command line, or in any .bashrc or .profile file: export XLIB_SKIP_ARGB_VISUALS=1