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Old 03-16-2003, 09:43 AM   #1
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maya crashes; opengl not properly configured.

Hi there. I have a bit of a problem with my maya installation. It's very unstable, any thing I do results in maya crashing. To find out what's wrong I started maya from the command line to see what error message I get. Unfortuanatly the message is not very informative. Here it is :

sohail@linux:~$ maya
Error: default temp directory /usr/tmp does not have write permissions.
Mayaź, Version 4.0.1, Mon Nov 12 23:35:39 EST 2001
Copyright 1997-2001 Alias|Wavefront, a division of Silicon Graphics Limited.
All rights reserved.

Graph Layout Toolkit
Copyright 1992-1997 Tom Sawyer Software, Berkeley, California
All rights reserved.

/usr/aw/maya4.0/bin/maya.bin encountered a fatal error

Signal: 6 (Unknown Signal)
Attempting to save in

Don't pay much attantion to the first error message. It because i'm not running maya as root and thus /usr/tmp not being writable.
I googled on the message I got but I got notting.
But I found a logfile that was more helpfull. This is what I found in "mayaLog" in my home directory:

Maya Message Log starting Sunday, March 16, 2003

Error: Unable to get OpenGL visual with these attributes:
RGB, Single buffered
Error: OpenGL is not configured properly !!

As you see it say's opengl is not configured properly. I don't get that since every other app using opengl (quake 3, glxgears, ut 2003) all work as the supposed to.
I have a nVidia gforce 4 440 MX graphics adapter. I have installed 376 MB installed on my system which should be more then enough. I also have the newest nvidia drivers. If any one could help me I would be very greatfiull
Old 03-31-2004, 11:23 AM   #2
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Unhappy i too get OpenGL warnings in Maya

On startup, the Command Feedback says:
Warning: Unable to get OpenGL visual with a depth buffer, trying without
The only time I've had maya crash is when I delete a particular nurbs circle from my file. If I try deleting it in the .ma file, then maya crashes as soon as I load it. Not sure if this is related or a separate problem.


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