Mathematica 8 is consistently crashing on Ubuntu 11.10 when I rotate 3D graphics.

On Ubuntu 11.04 it did not.

I have Intel GMA 900 integrated graphics.

Did anyone encounter the same problem and manage to come up with a solution (before a compatible version of Mms is released)?


I have the same problem. The response from Wolfram was to check my open source video driver and maybe try an older one/newer one.

They recommend using Mathematica -mesa which seems to fix the problem, but the graphics performace seems to be slower.

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  • The next question then will be: how to switch to a different driver (preferably without messing up the system and being stuck with command line only)? – Szabolcs Nov 7 '11 at 22:19
  • The -mesa option is indeed a very usable workaround (the performance hit is not enormous from what I noticed). I'd still be interested in how to try a newer or older driver. – Szabolcs Nov 8 '11 at 13:19

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