Ubuntu 14.04 Server Edition (Virtual machine)

This setup should work for Ubuntu Server Editions running in virtual machines. This is NOT RECOMENDED for use with Server Side Rendering, but can be useful for performing file conversions.

# update server packages
sudo apt-get update && sudo apt-get upgrade

# install required packages
sudo apt-get install xserver-xorg mesa-utils libgl1-mesa-glx libglu1-mesa build-essential unzip xinit

# note: system reboot may be required after updating and installing all required packages.  if the following file exists then reboot the machine
ls /var/run/reboot-required
sudo reboot now

# start X server
sudo xinit &

# verify X is running correctly - should return an integer
pidof X

# export display variable for X
export DISPLAY=0:0

# confirm graphics system is running - should output graphics driver info

You are now ready to use HOOPS Communicator.