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Kernel and frontend crash with ANY Graphics3D objects

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  • Subject: [mg80903] Kernel and frontend crash with ANY Graphics3D objects
  • From: Curtis Osterhoudt <cfo at>
  • Date: Wed, 5 Sep 2007 02:51:59 -0400 (EDT)
  • Organization: LANL
  • Reply-to: cfo at

    My Mathematica version is 

In[1]:= $Version

Out[1]= "6.0 for Linux x86 (32-bit) (June 19, 2007)"

   This is installed on a machine with an Intel Core Duo processor (64 bits) 
with 2GB RAM. The graphics card is an ATI Radeon X1300/X1550 series, with 256 
MB memory.  The command "fglrxinfo" gives
" [gardyloo@siduxLAB ~]$ fglrxinfo
display: :0.0  screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: Radeon X1300/X1550 Series
OpenGL version string: 2.0.6747 (8.40.4)"

  It seems that *any* graphics which involve Graphics3D are now crashing 
generating the message
  "Mathematica has received the signal: SIGSEGV and has exited.
If possible, please report this problem to support at
describing in as much detail as possible what you were doing
when the problem occurred.
Segmentation fault"

    If I open a notebook which has previously-saved 3D plots in it, these can 
be successfully resized or rotated, but any attempt to produce new plots 
(including the examples in, for example, Plot3D's documentation, or that of 
Graphics3D) make the frontend and kernel crash. As far as I can tell, no other 
programs are having problems with the setup.

  A reinstall of Mathematica makes no difference.

  Running "math" from the command line is successful, and I can produce 3D 
plots there, and export them to (say) PDFs; these render correctly.

   I did a recent dist-upgrade (Debian of my linux system, and suspect this is 
what did it, and it's probably a frontend issue, but don't know where else to 
look. Can anyone suggest something?

                Curtis O.
Curtis Osterhoudt
cfo at
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