3D view black

Asked by Raphaël Maurin on 2021-05-04

Hi all,

I am having troubles with the 3D view on my computer: whatever the script I run, with whatever the version of yade (from source, from package, yadedaily), the 3D view opens but it just shows a black square without any particles/objects. There are clearly particles inside the simulation and the simulation runs, it is just the 3D view that seems not to work (without any error message).

In order to give you a precise error script, I get (for example) the problem when running the bouncing sphere example (https://gitlab.com/yade-dev/trunk/blob/master/doc/sphinx/tutorial/01-bouncing-sphere.py) with yadedaily 20210429-5295~8412db8~bionic1. I am on Ubuntu 18.04.

Do you have an idea of what it could be due to ? Do not hesitate if you need further information.
Thanks in advance,


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Hi Raphaël,
I would suspect graphic card or driver.
Could you try the command "glxgears" (apt install mesa-utils)? Do you see gears or a dark window?

Hi Bruno,
Thank you for your answer, you seem right, when I execute glxgears, nothing appears on the computer, there is not even a window created (on my other PC, I can see a window opening with some animation).
Should I have a look to the driver of the graphic card ?

> Should I have a look to the driver of the graphic card ?

I have no clue. :)

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