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Toni Lee

OpenGL stop working after a while

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Hi, I don''t know if this has been asked and answered before... After I use the Windows for one or two days, all OpenGL programs do not show anything. The Window is still functioning. I notice that may happen after I run some other programs, like PowerPoint. The OS I am using is Windows 2000 Sever with Nvidia GeForce2 GTS in a Dell box. I have to restart the computer. A big pain right now. Thanks,

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u can try the usual things
update your motherboards bios (if necessary)
try downgrading a few things in the bios eg AGP speed 4x->2x->1x
try new/newer drivers for win2000 ive found the 10.80 ones to be good. i believe the latest official ones though are 6.58

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Thanks alot. I can find v6.5 driver from Nvidia
homepage but not 10.80. Is there other place to d/l
drivers for GeForce2 GTS?

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Sorry for this useless post but I couldn''t resist :

> After I use the Windows for one or two days, all OpenGL
> programs do not show anything.

What''s wrong about this ? I have to reboot my PC every two hours of intensive work or *Windows* (98 BTW) doesn''t show anything (Oh yes this annoying blue screen).

Perhaps time to upgrade to Win2000 and Linux...

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One thing you might want to check is whether the textures are being freed. I''m guilty of not releasing memory after I allocate it in the first few tutorials. Running the programs over and over may eventually slow your system to a crawl.


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Yeah, you taught me a bad habit that I luckily corrected on my own . I spent the longest time feeling something wasn''t being done, then I found the glDeleteTextures function and all was well. It''s ok though, I figured it out while implementing my own little engine a while back.

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