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Re: X2Go-User Digest, Vol 43, Issue 21


Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:25:04 +0100
From: "GZ Nianguan E.T." <opensource-QDnqK6RPC4KQWHG76I6BsA@public.gmane.org>
To: x2go-user-0fE9KPoRgki2Dh4bq9cB+A@public.gmane.orge
Subject: Re: [X2Go-User] Running Blender 3d in X2go
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Hi,

May I ask what's your particular use case for Blender3D via X2Go?
I cant imagine working on 3D modelling via X2Go being a very productive
solution.

If your just using remote machine for render and not design... there is
better ways to do that... from the command line.
We got some code laying around somewhere, for blander render clusters...
though its a bit old and I'm not sure if it works even with the current
version of blender... Though if that's what you need shoot me a private
e-mail and I'll see if we can help you out.


-GZNGET


Hi,

thanks for the reply. I indeed do network rendering. I'm using the official network rendering plugin of Blender.
It allows to set a master server, that coordinates all the rendering effort. Then you set slaves that do the actual rendering and connect to the master. Then, from a blender instance set to client, you can send render requests to the master and that then distributes it around to the slaves.  I have some GPUs sitting around that I want to attach to x2go servers and use them as slaves.

So you run at least 3 instances of blender with these 3 different roles. The configuration in Blender for this cannot be done on the command line so far (the render script is still marked as experimental) and for this I need to start up blender with the interface, which I cannot.

I did setup some .blend files that are set on master and slave to run these via the command line, but that no longer works for some reason. It might be that the config got changed, but I cannot even get into the GUI to check.

The funny thing is that before I had the ATI card in the X2go server, it worked flawlessly. The GUI rendering was not fluid, but pretty usable.
Now that I installed the proprietary drivers on it and X is running on the server (a strange requirement in order to use GPU rendering at all), blender segfaults.

I would be interested in the rendering script that you might have, but I won't be able to use it if I cannot set the configuration on the server to use the right compute device, and so far it looks like blender, as GUI program does not offer the full configuration options on the command line.

Thanks,

Markus
 
From: Marcus Moeller <marcus.moeller-OI3hZJvNYWs@public.gmane.org>
To: x2go-user-0fE9KPoRgki2Dh4bq9cB+A@public.gmane.orge
Subject: Re: [X2Go-User] LXDE window decoration flickers
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Date: Thu, 27 Mar 2014 12:25:04 +0100<br>
From: "GZ Nianguan E.T." &lt;<a href="mailto:opensource <at> gznianguan.com">opensource@...</a>&gt;<br>
To: <a href="mailto:x2go-user@...">x2go-user@...e</a><br>
Subject: Re: [X2Go-User] Running Blender 3d in X2go<br>
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Hi,<br><br>
May I ask what's your particular use case for Blender3D via X2Go?<br>
I cant imagine working on 3D modelling via X2Go being a very productive<br>
solution.<br><br>
If your just using remote machine for render and not design... there is<br>
better ways to do that... from the command line.<br>
We got some code laying around somewhere, for blander render clusters...<br>
though its a bit old and I'm not sure if it works even with the current<br>
version of blender... Though if that's what you need shoot me a private<br>
e-mail and I'll see if we can help you out.<br><br><br>
-GZNGET<br><br>
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<div>Hi,<br><br>thanks for the reply. I indeed do network rendering. I'm using the official network rendering plugin of Blender.<br>
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<div>It allows to set a master server, that coordinates all the rendering effort. Then you set slaves that do the actual rendering and connect to the master. Then, from a blender instance set to client, you can send render requests to the master and that then distributes it around to the slaves.&nbsp; I have some GPUs sitting around that I want to attach to x2go servers and use them as slaves.<br><br>
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<div>So you run at least 3 instances of blender with these 3 different roles. The configuration in Blender for this cannot be done on the command line so far (the render script is still marked as experimental) and for this I need to start up blender with the interface, which I cannot.<br><br>
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<div>I did setup some .blend files that are set on master and slave to run these via the command line, but that no longer works for some reason. It might be that the config got changed, but I cannot even get into the GUI to check.<br><br>
</div>
<div>The funny thing is that before I had the ATI card in the X2go server, it worked flawlessly. The GUI rendering was not fluid, but pretty usable. <br>
</div>
<div>Now that I installed the proprietary drivers on it and X is running on the server (a strange requirement in order to use GPU rendering at all), blender segfaults.<br><br>
</div>
<div>I would be interested in the rendering script that you might have, but I won't be able to use it if I cannot set the configuration on the server to use the right compute device, and so far it looks like blender, as GUI program does not offer the full configuration options on the command line.<br><br>
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<div>Thanks,<br><br>Markus<br>
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Subject: Re: [X2Go-User] LXDE window decoration flickers<br>
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