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IDProjectCategoryView StatusLast Update
0000067FreeCADBugpublic2010-02-06 09:13
Reporterunauthenticated Assigned To 
Status closedResolutionunable to reproduce 
Product Version0.8 
Summary0000067: When I create a new project, I can't see it.
DescriptionWhen I create a new project, all I can see is the initial mottled start page. I can create a primitive, and I can see it while my cursor is within the "set to axometric" view. As soon as my cursor leave the button, the picture disappears. I've looked for other bugs that are similar, but I can't find any.
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2010-01-16 17:58

administrator   ~0000149

What System you are on? What Version
Try to to switch off the StartPage in Preferences->Online help..


2010-01-18 08:25

viewer   ~0000151

I'm on ubuntu 9.04. I tried installing the latest stable version of freecad, which didn't seem to help at all. Kernel = 2.6.28-17-generic 0000058-Ubuntu SMP. It's a dell studio 1555. Anything else you need to know?


2010-01-18 09:07

viewer   ~0000152

When you say turn off the start page, are you talking about the spash screen? Cus thats not what I'm talking about. I'm talking about the view screen, before you start a new project. I've added a screen shot, you'll notice I have a cylinder selected, however, I can't actually see the cylinder. It's got that mottled stuff everywhere.


2010-01-18 09:08


Screenshot-FreeCAD - [Unnamed : 1*].png (Attachment missing)


2010-01-18 09:59

administrator   ~0000153

No, he meant the "Welcome to FreeCAD" start page. You can switch it off under preferences > General > Online Help > Show startpage. We know about an issue that there is an update problem for the first created 3d view if the start page is open.
Maybe your version is a bit older so that this start page doesn't exist there.

Anyway, to judge by the screenshot you have attached it seems to be another problem. It looks like an OpenGL issue. Is it possible to minimize/maximize the 3d view?


2010-01-18 15:17

viewer   ~0000154

I can minimize/maximize it, but the issue persists. It sort of flashes between that start page, and the view page thing. It's pretty impossible to work with. Is there anything else I can do?


2010-01-18 18:36

administrator   ~0000155

Indeed, looks like a OpenGl issue.
Does run other OpenGl programs? Like e.g. Blender?


2010-01-19 09:50

viewer   ~0000156

I've run a few opengl apps before, they seem to work fine, but they have all been smaller little opengl apps. For instance, glxgears works fine. Can I test with anything else?

2010-01-19 10:33


startpage.png (Attachment missing)


2010-01-19 10:35

administrator   ~0000157

For me it's still unclear whether you have the startpage stuff and if yes whether it's disabled. I have uploaded a screenshot of how it looks like.

For testing other OpenGL candidates Blender would be a good alternative. And what about hardware acceleration? Is it enabled on your system?


2010-01-20 08:39

administrator   ~0000158

With glxGears you can test nothing. Its so damn simple, its run everywhere.


2010-02-03 13:29

administrator   ~0000164

The output of the command glxinfo (in terminal) could also be useful...


2010-02-06 09:13

administrator   ~0000165

Closed because of no interest and feedback from the reporter

Issue History

Date Modified Username Field Change
2010-01-15 08:38 unauthenticated New Issue
2010-01-16 17:58 Jriegel Note Added: 0000149
2010-01-16 17:58 Jriegel Status new => feedback
2010-01-18 08:25 unauthenticated Note Added: 0000151
2010-01-18 09:07 unauthenticated Note Added: 0000152
2010-01-18 09:08 unauthenticated File Added: Screenshot-FreeCAD - [Unnamed : 1*].png
2010-01-18 09:59 wmayer Note Added: 0000153
2010-01-18 15:17 unauthenticated Note Added: 0000154
2010-01-18 18:36 Jriegel Note Added: 0000155
2010-01-19 09:50 unauthenticated Note Added: 0000156
2010-01-19 10:33 wmayer File Added: startpage.png
2010-01-19 10:35 wmayer Note Added: 0000157
2010-01-20 08:39 Jriegel Note Added: 0000158
2010-02-03 13:29 yorik Note Added: 0000164
2010-02-06 09:13 Jriegel Note Added: 0000165
2010-02-06 09:13 Jriegel Status feedback => closed
2010-02-06 09:13 Jriegel Resolution open => unable to reproduce