Software Rendering Mode for Fluent Launcher


When running Fluent from inside ANSYS Workbench on Linux. Hardware graphics rendering can fail and the Fluent application failed to start. This error can sometimes be prevented by switching to the software rendering mode. There are 2 approaches

Before Running Workbench, you may want to put this in your BASH Shell

% export HOOPS_PICTURE=x11/lin

In C Shell

% setenv HOOPS_PICTURE x11/lin

If you are using Fluent Launcher

Steps:

Open a Fluent set of cells
Right Click the Fluent setup cell and choose, edit
In the resulting Fluent launcher, choose +, Show More Options
Select the Environment tab
Add the following entry
HOOPS_PICTURE=x11/lin

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