Problem initializing GID

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Problem initializing GID

Postby enrique.bonet » Mon Dec 05, 2016 4:32 pm

Hello everybody,

I have a problem with GID when I open it, the window with a warning comes up: Could not create graphical window with 'redsize 8 -greensize 8 ....., so GID is shut down, I do not know how I Can fix this error.
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Re: Problem initializing GID

Postby escolano » Mon Dec 05, 2016 11:04 pm

This seems a problem with your graphic card and OpenGL.
Try starting GiD without OpenGL acceleration
To do it reset your user settings and set 'Activate Software OpenGL' as explained in this F.A.Q.

You can also run an alternative version of GiD that uses the 'Mesa' graphics library (software also) instead of OpenGL
in the Windows GiD folder there is a file named 'gid_offscreen.vbs' that start this alternative version (the name 'offscreen' is because it allow to run GiD without any window and create image files offscreen)
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Re: Problem initializing GID

Postby JMurphy98 » Tue Jan 17, 2017 1:18 pm

I don't know whether your solution was good for the OP or not, but I am certain that it was good for me! I had the same problem and starting GiD without OpenGL acceleration helped me. Thanks! :)

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