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comment How to get Evolution to run in VNC on Debian/Wheezy?
Nice write up at your link; thanks for sharing. Yes it's a VNC server with decent GLX support would be an ideal fix IMHO, especially with more and more Linux-world GUI apps seem to be adopting OpenGL-based toolkits (e.g Qt5 heavily depends on OpenGL). Good tip about libgl1-mesa-swx11, although I do like the fact VirtualGL means I get HW accel (not that I've ever tried to assess the benefits in the VNC access setup).
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