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zasavage 02-25-2013 01:35 PM

blender refuses to start on current
I installed blender for a test on Slackware 14 -current from slackbuilds
it crashes with this message

bash-4.2$ blender
connect failed: No such file or directory
ndof: spacenavd not found
X Error of failed request: BadWindow (invalid Window parameter)
Major opcode of failed request: 153 (NV-GLX)
Minor opcode of failed request: 4 ()
Resource id in failed request: 0x5000002
Serial number of failed request: 156
Current serial number in output stream: 156

Any ideas ?


TobiSGD 02-25-2013 03:17 PM

Blender (2.63a from SBo) starts fine here on Slackware -current 64 bit, using the radeon driver.
Which video hardware with which drivers are you using?
How have you updated your system?

zasavage 02-25-2013 03:46 PM


I am using Slackware 14 64 - current

Nvidia propitiatory driver , ( going to reinstall and try again )

I updated today , but did the blender install after the update


TobiSGD 02-25-2013 03:56 PM

You are either using Slackware 14 or Slackware -current, but never Slackware 14 -current.

Anyways, the proprietary drivers from AMD and Nvidia replace parts of the Mesa libraries, so that your driver will break when you overwrite those libraries with a Mesa upgrade. You always have to re-install the drivers after a Mesa upgrade.

zasavage 02-25-2013 04:04 PM


Thank you for pointing out my erroneous ways .. current it is ..

I reinstalled the driver and all is well and working ..\



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