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Windows RDP bug

When connecting to a remote Windows machine using Microsoft’s Remote Desktop Protocol (RDP), OpendTect software may sometimes not start due to lack of support for OpenGL. Nvidia has released a utility that circumvents this problem. This particular solution only works when the remote machine is equipped with an Nvidia GeForce card.

The utility can be downloaded via this link:


Nvidia: “Game developers and content creators all over the world are working from home and asking us to help them use Windows Remote Desktop streaming with the tools they use. We've created a special tool for GeForce GPUs to accelerate Windows Remote Desktop streaming with GeForce drivers R440 or later.”

Unfortunately to download this software you will need to create a user account with Nvidia, and so we can not ship it directly with our software, but there might be ways around this.

Some background information on the issue can be found here.