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[SOLVED] blender won't start

Postby vooid on Thu Sep 30, 2010 4:14 pm

I just installed blender but it won't start at all.

When I try in terminal i get this output:

~ $ blender
Compiled with Python version 2.6.6.
Checking for installed Python... got it!
Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
intern/ghost/intern/GHOST_WindowX11.cpp:177: X11 glxChooseVisual() failed for OpenGL, verify working openGL system!
X Error of failed request: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)
Major opcode of failed request: 18 (X_ChangeProperty)
Resource id in failed request: 0x9
Serial number of failed request: 21
Current serial number in output stream: 22

appreciate any help.
Last edited by vooid on Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:20 pm, edited 1 time in total.
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Re: blender won't start

Postby dawgdoc on Thu Sep 30, 2010 10:21 pm

vooid wrote:Xlib: extension "GLX" missing on display ":0.0".
intern/ghost/intern/GHOST_WindowX11.cpp:177: X11 glxChooseVisual() failed for OpenGL, verify working openGL system!
X Error of failed request: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)

GLX and OpenGL are involved in rendering 3d graphics.
to confirm if you have this capability paste the results from this terminal command in your next post
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inxi -Gx

this will tell us what graphics care you have and what driver is enabled.
If you do not have proprietary drivers installed, that may be the simplest solution.
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Re: blender won't start

Postby vooid on Fri Oct 01, 2010 1:07 pm

thanks for reply, here is the output:


inxi -Gx
Graphics: Card Intel Mobile 945GM/GMS 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller X.Org 1.7.7 Res: 1280x800@59.9hz
GLX Renderer N/A GLX Version N/A Direct Rendering N/A


PS. and openArena or similar games won't start.
PPS. blender did/does work on mint lxde, main, and kde.
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Re: blender won't start

Postby dawgdoc on Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:09 pm

I found THIS post re: enabling 3D effects in LMDE using an Intel 945 chipset. The poster lists the commands to install the needed GLX packages. He also gives the link to where he found the solution in the Ubuntu forums.

I searched the forums for Intel and 945, this was the 4th post in the list.
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Re: blender won't start

Postby vooid on Fri Oct 01, 2010 3:20 pm

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sudo apt-get purge nvidia*
sudo apt-get install --reinstall xserver-xorg-video-intel libgl1-mesa-glx libgl1-mesa-dri xserver-xorg-core
sudo dpkg-reconfigure xserver-xorg
sudo update-alternatives --remove gl_conf /usr/lib/nvidia-current/ld.so.conf



thank you very much. worked like a charm.
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