This RepRapWiki page may help
I believe it did on the ubuntu-10.04 LTS machine, BUT its gfx is Intel i915, and it cannot do the 3d stuff. ssh -Y'd into that box, I tried to run gnome-control-panel, and managed to screw up this machines kde prefs pretty bad. I'm going to do a reset button reboot after I post this to see if I can recover on the reboot.
Anyway, the second line of that visolate fix threw a boat load of errors, but the rest of it down to the last line was un-eventful.
The last line, starting visolate, reports it can't open the 3d stuff, I presume for a preview display, spits out about 30 lines of other minor objections, probably because of the 3d error, and then hangs till I give it a ctl+c, at which point it exits normally.
The java setup on this pclos box seems completely different, so I have not tried that on this machine.
This is however an improvement, and possibly with an improved i915 driver, it might work.
Thank you very much for the help.