black screen on NV40 with 2.34

when 2.34 started up, the work area just shown the black screen, although I can still close it. the video card is Geforce6800 Ultra, Windows xp (SP2), A64.

Hmm, that’s not supposed to happen. What OS are you running? If you’re running windows, you should have no problem. Blender 2.34 always starts up with a command prompt type window and then Blender 2.34 shows up. Just try uninstalling and reinstalling it again.

Jason Lin

I’ve tried 2.33, it’s ok. I use winxp(sp2)

Geforce6800 Ultra is a new card.

Have a look at this

Really hard to say what the problem is.

It’s got to have something to do with that card, the drivers and Open GL.

It’s interesting how the last version works but not this new version
of Blender.

this appears to not be the only problem with the 6800

I blame the drivers mostly


What drivers are you using?

You may have to use some older drivers.

Or give the Omega drivers a shot.

I use 61.77, the latest offical driver.

OK, I’ve already fixed the problem. IT’s not blender’s fault, the audio card’s driver was not installed correctly, have no idea why it caused the black screen, but anyway, it’s ok now on 2.34