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Your OpenGL System Has Problems-Stellarium Not Working

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#1 Aperture Mask

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 09:00 PM

Had the 0.15.0 version of Stellarium. Got a popup "your openGL system has problems". Deleted the old version and got same popup with the new version. How can I fix this problem? Do you know of a system as good as the 0.15.0 version or better. I have Windows 7/64 bit. Geeks don't understand, most people don't think like them. Thus, they make everything complicated. Thanks for your help. 



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Posted 17 November 2017 - 09:11 PM

You should just "Uninstall" Stellarium 0.15.0  and install the newer Stellarium 0.16.1.  There are some nice features to it:  https://www.youtube....h?v=2v3lgtZRUQQ  .  You could download the Stellarium User Guide https://ayera.dl.sou...de-0.16.1-1.pdf  to troubleshoot.


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Posted 17 November 2017 - 09:31 PM

You should just "Uninstall" Stellarium 0.15.0  and install the newer Stellarium 0.16.1.  There are some nice features to it:  https://www.youtube....h?v=2v3lgtZRUQQ  .  You could download the Stellarium User Guide https://ayera.dl.sou...de-0.16.1-1.pdf  to troubleshoot.

Thanks for your help. I tried that, but got the same popup.



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Posted 17 November 2017 - 09:32 PM

OK, open one of the other Stellarium start buttons other than the default one.  For example, on my aging laptop I use "Stellarium - Angle Warp mode."   They use different graphics drivers.



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Posted 17 November 2017 - 09:46 PM

If it was working and then it stopped, there may be a problem with your video drivers. You might need to reinstall the latest version of the drivers for your video card.

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 09:47 PM

Yes, it is a problem with graphic drivers.  Read this explanation about how to resolve similar problems that occurred with older Stellarium programs:  https://answers.laun...arium/ faq/2570


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#7 Aperture Mask

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Posted 17 November 2017 - 10:09 PM

Yes, it is a problem with graphic drivers.  Read this explanation about how to resolve similar problems that occurred with older Stellarium programs:  https://answers.laun...arium/ faq/2570

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Posted 18 November 2017 - 10:20 AM

The same thing has happened to me-- Win7, 32-bit.  Got the same error message as above-- installing the latest version didn't help.

 

Tom



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Posted 18 November 2017 - 03:05 PM

The same thing has happened to me-- Win7, 32-bit.  Got the same error message as above-- installing the latest version didn't help.

 

Tom

What do you use in place of Stellarium?



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Posted 19 November 2017 - 10:53 AM

It works on a different computer so I just us that one-- inconvenient though that sometimes is.

 

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Posted 19 November 2017 - 11:00 AM

It appears Stellarium.org was moved to another webhost on Friday, which might be of some relevance to your issue:

 

https://stargazerslo...comment=3323505




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