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Blender crashes at opening new windows
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System Information
Operating system: Linux-5.2.14-arch1-1-ARCH-x86_64-with-arch 64 Bits
Graphics card: GeForce 8400GS/PCIe/SSE2 NVIDIA Corporation 3.3.0 NVIDIA 340.107

Blender Version
Broken: version: 2.81 (sub 8), branch: master, commit date: 2019-09-05 10:52, hash: rBb6e7e173ecd9

Short description of error
I've been experiencing some issues since the 2.80 landed this happens when opening a new window for eg. (user preferences, render view, and now the new file manager)
I opened the terminal to see the issue and it shows this:

X Error of failed request:  GLXBadDrawable
  Major opcode of failed request:  154 (GLX)
  Minor opcode of failed request:  11 (X_GLXSwapBuffers)
  Serial number of failed request:  486064
  Current serial number in output stream:  48606

also in lookdev mode:

X Error of failed request:  GLXBadContext
  Major opcode of failed request:  154 (GLX)
  Minor opcode of failed request:  5 (X_GLXMakeCurrent)
  Serial number of failed request:  79631
  Current serial number in output stream:  79631

Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
It won't happen as soon as I start blender, but it will always after a while, and then I have to restart blender. I think it's something related to hardware. I know I'm using outdated hardware.

Event Timeline

Pinus added a subscriber: Pinus.Sep 19 2019, 3:53 PM

@ Sebastian:
Your Graphic-Card is to old, with Blender 2.8 the minimum requirement is a Nvidia GTX 660 (released 2012)
The 8400GS was released in 2007 or so... For 60 € you can get a GTX 760/770 on ebay (a huge step forward... ; ))

I the support is based on OpenGL and 1 GB of VRAM, this card reaches both the 3.3 OpenGL version and the memory which I think is right in the edge of support.
Btw I know I need an update, but I've listened people working in similar hardware like this GTX 660... which also have this kind of problems.

Pinus added a comment.Sep 20 2019, 1:40 AM

@ Sebastian
The problem is the driver and not so the tech specs.

My test/backup render-machine runs with Linux Mint 18.3 with a Nvidia GTX 660, and i have no problems
with 2.80/2.81 (slow but it works fine)

At the moment im on a other machine, so i cant check what driver-version is installed, but i think it is 384xxx
I dont know which driver-versions your Arch-Linux offers, but your installed driver 340.107 is the last for your
8400GS card, and i think you need minimum 384 for Blender 2.8x ...

Richard Antalik (ISS) closed this task as Archived.Jan 11 2020, 1:18 AM
Richard Antalik (ISS) claimed this task.

Thanks for the report. This GPU is below the minimum requirements for Blender, so we no longer provide support for it.

Installing the latest graphics driver sometimes helps to make such GPUs work, see here for more information.

If that doesn't help, you can use Blender 2.79: