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Old   December 12, 2010, 20:01
Unhappy Dragging Slice File = Crash
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I have the problem that whenever I drag a slice file in paraView my computer crashes. I tried using a different computer and various tutorials, but I always experience a crash when I try to move the slice file. The crash occurs when I grab the slice and try to drag it; when I manually move the slice file by changing the origin, there is no problem. The crash only happens on my Ubuntu Lucid OS. When I open the VTK files with my Windows version of paraView I have no trouble dragging the slice files.

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Old   January 4, 2011, 04:43
Default Same problem on Maverick
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I'm having exactly the same problem on Ubuntu 10.10 when dragging a slice. X crashes after which it ends up in a loop of restarting and crashing X. I am forced to reboot the whole system
Any idea how to solve this?
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Old   January 5, 2011, 21:40
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Greetings to all! And Bart, welcome to the forum!

OK, hopefully Clark has already solved his issue with ParaView.
As for your problem Bart, it's very likely due to the graphics card drivers not being installed properly, or because they are to too old or too recent. ATI and NVidia graphics card drivers are usually closed source, thus making it hard to know which versions of the drivers will work with each card. So, you can try one or more of the following:
  • Disable the pretty 2D/3D hardware accelerated window management, which gives you nice transparent and wobbly movements of the windows.
  • Try installing a previous or a newer version of the graphics card drivers.
  • Since you are using Ubuntu 10.10, you can uninstall the ParaView version that you probably have installed by following OpenCFD's instructions (from here) and install Ubuntu's version of ParaView:
    sudo apt-get remove paraviewopenfoam381
    sudo apt-get install paraview
    Then follow these instructions:
    Originally Posted by
    sudo sed -i -e 's=\.OpenFOAM=\.foam=' $WM_PROJECT_DIR/bin/paraFoam
    This way you'll use ParaView's internal reader, instead of the original OpenFOAM reader.
Best regards and good luck!
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Old   January 6, 2011, 03:58
Default Intel i915 driver bug
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Thanks for the reply,

unfortunately, I can't solve the problem with the suggestions above.

I found the following error:
i915_do_wait_request returns -5 which seems to be a know bug, but it's not yet solved...

I guess i'll just have to wait for a new driver release and not use the slice tool until then
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