Blender is logging me out of Linux

I’m working on a 320 mb ram, 1.7ghz p4 with a 16 mb graphics card (the computer was very cheep but all I could afford) using Fedora Core 6 as on OS. When I start up blender it seems to run fine and at a very quick speed but if a move around with the mouse in the 3d window to much I sudenenaly find my self looking at the login screen or as today a black screen. Is this a configuration prob or something to do with my unofficial graphics drvers. (the nvidia ones won’t install).

Yup, you’re blowing up the X server. Nvidia should have legacy drivers somewhere on their site. I would try to track down the correct driver for your card.

As I said they won’t install. Something to do with the whole Fedora / Red hat thing.

The really odd bit is though that I can do a one hundred frame render (slowly) without X going very much slower than usuall

What happens when you try to install the drivers?

– Edit –

Maybe this will help:

http://www.fedorafaq.org/#nvidia

If the drivers dont work for you, download the linux static version.
It should let you run blender with out 3d acceleration.

best if you get the drivers installed though.