I frequently use ssh to a computer with redhat using the Y option so I can forward the windows. I always saw errors like this one

/usr/lib64/firefox/firefox: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib64/libGL.so.1: undefined symbol: _XGetRequest

This wasn't a problem since everything was working anyway. Now I'm trying to solve it since it's causing troubles with some other program called abaqus. this is the error message.

/usr/local/Abaqus/6.11-1/exec/ABQcaeK.exe: symbol lookup error: /usr/lib64/libGL.so.1: undefined symbol: _XGetRequest
terminate called after throwing an instance of 'nex_PrimException<ipc_IPCMsgErrorTypeEnm, 1>'

My knowledge of linux is just basic so I know how to use the terminal and the basic commands, but I have no clue about this kind of things. Is it possible to solve this problem?

  • Does this linux system have 3rd-party graphical card drivers instlaled? – jsbillings Dec 10 '13 at 2:02

Solved. One of the libraries needed to be updated. If you have that problem I recommend 'yum update' in the server.

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    Specifically, run yum update libGL.so.1 and update that. That resolved the issue on my CentOS 6 server. – user100022 Jan 20 '15 at 21:22
  • @user100022, that did the trick. Thanks! – FearlessFuture Jun 24 '16 at 6:07

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