Latest nvidea driver update has broken OpenSCAD [PROBLEM GONE AWAY]

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jerkins
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Latest nvidea driver update has broken OpenSCAD [PROBLEM GONE AWAY]

Post by jerkins » Wed May 30, 2018 8:36 am

This morning I took the latest NVIDEA driver from the Update Manager (nvidea-384, version: 384.130-0ubuntu0.16.04.1). Now, when I open OpenSCAD, the right-hand preview window is transparent - I can see the desktop background instead of the normal grey rectangle. I changed to nvidea.340 and the window was restored.
My system is

Linux Mint 1.18.0
Mate
GeForce GT640 graphics card

I suppose the main question is, how do I wind back the update that came in this morning? I was happy with the previous version.

Cheers,
David
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Re: Latest nvidea driver update has broken OpenSCAD

Post by Hoser Rob » Wed May 30, 2018 9:20 am

Tried Driver Manager? It should handle everything.

Getting the newest version of everything is a road to grief in Linux, esp. for drivers, if you're fairly new to this. There's very little backwards compatibility, unlike Windows.

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Re: Latest nvidea driver update has broken OpenSCAD

Post by jerkins » Wed May 30, 2018 10:30 am

Yes, I tried Driver Manager - that's how I swapped back to nvidea-340.

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Re: Latest nvidea driver update has broken OpenSCAD

Post by jerkins » Wed May 30, 2018 10:49 am

Ah well - I used Driver Manager to swap back to nvidea-384 so that I could play around with it and localise the problem - and the problem has gone away...
... I think it's the Linux equivalent of "turn it off and back on again". :)

I'll now mark this as 'problem gone'.

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