Update 2022-10-17: This problem should be fixed with our current software stack. The workaround is not required any longer.

The problem#

When trying to start a gui application like gvim, you get an error message:

levante6:~$ gvim
Couldn't open cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory

A probable reason#

Your system does not support openGL forwarding over X11, and levante does not have the backup openGL library in its library path.

How to mitigate#

Load the mesa openGL library on levante:

spack load mesa