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Old 06-20-2002, 02:13 PM   #1
Registered: May 2001
Location: New York, USA
Distribution: RH 7.3, 8.0
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OpenGL applications crash in RH7.3?

I justed installed RH7.3. I don't have this crash with RH7.1. My computer uses 32M shared memory for video.

When I draw ribbon or surface by spdbv, a protein modeling software downloaded from, the x-window hangs up but I can access the system by telnet. It shows X is using almost 100% CPU.

The same problem happens to other applications using 3D operations, such as pymol ( and chimera (

It looks like a bug in OpenGL or MesaGL. While I can see the MesaGL package in RH7.1, I don't have it in RH7.3 distro.

How do I confirm this is a OpenGL bug?


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Old 06-20-2002, 05:47 PM   #2
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Look for the version o your graphics card driver. If you're using Nvidia card, visit their site and download them. The drivers from X 4.2.0 aren't always perfect.


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