I tried to install a blender binary (after trying in vain to compile blender
for cygwin from the sources - see later in this email) and have (between
others) the “mini icon problem” mentioned in
Which is to say: the icons are not displayed. At their places are just black
squares, all looking the same…
I tried to find some new drivers following the instructions in
but … there was no information in the documentation of my computer
about the chipset. I have a MEDION MD 9580-F laptop computer
bought in October 2001 (…for German readers: I bought the computer
at “Aldi” which was good enough to run Maya 4.0 without any
major problems. In the display properties dialog
(in German: Systemsteuerung > Anzeige) under the settings tab (Einstellungen)
I found the following:
- (Standardmonitor) mit ATI RAGE MOBILITY-M! AGP (DEUTSCH)
which translates to something like:
- (standard monitor) with ATI RAGE MOBILITY-M! AGP (GERMAN)
but couldn’t find any information about this card at the ATI web site
( http://www.ati.com/ ). After searching for a possibility to contact ATI by
email for about one hour in vain I gave up and decided to never buy anything
from this company again.
Is there anybody who could help me - or who was able to install Blender on
a similar laptop??
Thanks a lot - especially also to all those people helping to develop blender -
and best wishes from Tokyo, Dietrich
Here some more problems I encountered when starting blender - for the
case they contain some helpful information:
a small window with the following message is shown:
ERROR: File “.Blanguages” not found
a windows command shell with the following messages popes up:
‘import site’ failed; use -v for traceback
sys-init: warning - no sitedirs added from site module.
the menu window on top and the vertical lines in the scene panel are
only shown after minimizing blender and maximizing it again.
the mouse leaves traces in the menus
When I tried to compile blender from the distribution using cygwin and
the advices at http://www.theappleman.myby.co.uk/compiletut.html
the installation process went fine. Only when I tried to start blender
a window popped up informing me, that “SDL.dll” couldn’t be found.
Searching for “SDL.dll” and moving it to all kind of other places
(system, system32, the blender bin directory - thanks to the help of
the “appleman”, thank you!) where rewarded with another window stating:
“couldn’t initialize the application (0xc0000022), please push
“OK” for exiting the application”
“Die Anwendung konnte nicht richtig initialisiert werden
(0xc0000022), klicken Sie auf “OK”, um die Anwendung zu beenden.”)
… not really helpful…
…Ah, one more question: what is a “Poll” - that thing elysiun asked me
to add to this message
…one more: is there a blender user group / forum / etc.
for people living in Tokyo??