Serious crashes and no menu/button icons


(Coffeebot) #1

I’ve spent the last day or so trying to get blender working in my fresh install of slackware, but I keep getting the same result: After entering Edit Mode, or playing with menus, X locks up completely, and I’m forced to hard reboot. I seem to be able to move around nicely in Object Mode.

Also, none of the menus or buttons have any icons attached to them. I can make do with them missing on the menus, but not having the icons on buttons like vertex/edge/face select is rough.

Here’s a screenshot: http://coffeebot.net/files/screencaps/blender.jpg

My stderr, after running less than a minute has almost 900 lines of the following:

FGLTexMgr: open of shared memory object failed (Function not implemented)
__FGLTexMgrCreateObject: __FGLTexMgrSHMmalloc failed!!!

Somehow, I’m guessing that all of this is related. I’ve tried using the 2.4 and 2.7 pre-compiled versions, as well as compiling the 2.7 source. I haven’t tried CVS yet. All three yield the same issues and error.

I’ve used blender for a while now, in Fedora 4, and it’s never acted like this before. Am I missing a dependency somewhere?

System Specs:
Slackware Linux 10.2
Kernel version 2.4.31
P4 3.0GHz
512 MB RAM
ATI Radeon 9600 Mobility (64MB)


(nykysle) #2

You do know about the problems with ATI and OpenGL.

Check the sticky on common problems


(Coffeebot) #3

nykysle, it wasn’t the GL stuff (which I had tried before) – thanks for the attempt, though :slight_smile:

Turns out there’s an obscure requirement for the ATI drivers to have a tmpfs mounted on /dev/shm. I think the more popular point-and-click distros do this automatically, so it’s generally not an issue.

So, for anyone else who might have the same issue, here’s the fix:

Add to /etc/fstab:

tmpfs     /dev/shm           tmpfs        defaults            0 0

and then

mount /dev/shm