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8. I run VisIt and everything looks okay except no output is ever displayed in the visualization window. What is wrong?

This problem has arisen on Sun Blade and Linux systems and usually means that the X Server on your desktop machine does not have OpenGL support. To determine if this is the problem, type xdpyinfo on a window local to your desktop. Near the top of the resulting output is a section describing the server extensions on your system. On a Sun Blade system, you should see one named GLX. On Linux systems you should see extensions named GLX, NV-GLX, and NVIDIA-GLX. If these extensions are missing, your system administrator will have to install them for you.