Tech Problems: Blender freezes my new iMac

(ChefEspeff) #1

I just purchased on of the new 20" iMac’s. It’s great so far but Blender doesn’t seem to run on it. Every time I open up the application it works for about 30 seconds, then it completely freezes and I can’t click on anything. I tried force quitting but it did nothing. Has anyone else had this problem, and if so, how did you fix it? Well, thanks for the help anyway.

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(tango) #2

Which version are you using? Also, do you have python installed?

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(Cortot) #3

There have been issues with the openGl drivers. The Blender GUI is completely based on openGl. So incompatibility can cause severe problems. Maybe you should google about this.

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(jensverwiebe) #4

Hi
Try this new update, should help:

http://wsidecar.apple.com/cgi-bin/nph-reg3rdpty2.pl/product=15088&cat=61&platform=osx&method=sa/iMacSoftwareUpdate1.1.dmg

Had the same Prob´s with MacPro last year too, OSX 10.4.8 solved the scrambled grafics.

Greetz…Jens

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(Ghost_Train) #5

My Windows XP computer seems to be struggling to run Blender lately.
It used to run as fast as lightning but now it slows down, freezes for a
few seconds or just crashes completely. I wonder if it’s from some of
the more recent updates. Anyone else having this problem too?

Since having the problem I’ve also installed the latest drivers for my
graphics card. T’sup with that? :spin:

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