[Gate-users] RE: visualization error when I use OGLSX

Badger, Daniel (TQEH) Daniel.Badger at nwahs.sa.gov.au
Mon Mar 17 00:28:11 CET 2008


One good way to test openGL is to use the program "glxgears" which
should pop up a window showing 3 coloured gears rotating.  A modern
machine with a basic video card should get above 500 frames per second
(my e8400 gets >3000 FPS), and you should get no error messages.

I had a similar problem with Gate visualisation crashing X-Windows,
turned out the ATI video driver installer broke something, so I had to
manually install the driver (on Scientific Linux v 5.1)



Message: 1
Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 11:45:07 +0100
From: Marcin Balcerzyk <m.balcerzyk at pluri.ucm.es>
Subject: [Gate-users] RE: visualization error when I use OGLSX
To: 'dan ma' <pegasusmd102 at hotmail.com>



1. When starting interactively Gate, do you get in initial screen BOTH
 Current available graphics systems are:


OpenGLImmediateX (OGLIX)

OpenGLStoredX (OGLSX)

If just OGLIX, you cannot use OGLSX. The second, I think, more relies on
OpenGL support of your graphic card.


2. Check that your graphic card supports OpenGL (look on the box it came
with, or try some VRML OpenGL using viewer), and if it does, that you
have installed drivers for OpenGL for your graphic card in Linux.


Marcin Balcerzyk

Univesrsidad Complutense de Madrid



Message: 5

Date: Fri, 14 Mar 2008 03:41:01 +0800

From: dan ma <pegasusmd102 at hotmail.com>

Subject: [Gate-users] visualization error when I use OGLSX

Hi all,

I installed geant 4.9 and gate 3.1.2 successfully yesterday.

Everything was OK when I use

/vis/open OGLIX and draw volumes

but when I use

/vis/open OGLSX



the whole system blank out (black) and then the screen showed the user
log in interface. my account was forced to log off. 


Does anyone know what's wrong with it ?


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