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#1 carrier77

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Posted 08 November 2018 - 07:59 PM

When I switch to ocular view, Stellarium crashes after about 15+ seconds.

 

I have tried shifting http to https in the config file and dropped detailed star catalogs to no avail.  The same application hang happens.

 

By comparison 15.1 seems stable.

 

I need to use the later versions.  Can someone assist?



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Posted 08 November 2018 - 08:57 PM

Try using it offline, no internet connection and see if that works. Let us know.

Windows, Linux?

 

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Posted 14 November 2018 - 11:22 AM

Whether online or offline, Stellarium crashes on ocular view.

 

Other than that, it seems stable.



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Posted 14 November 2018 - 11:25 AM

Using Windows? What graphics card are you using?

 

 

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Posted 16 November 2018 - 05:12 PM

It's an Intel based graphics card.  Windows 7.

 

The software crashes on ocular view on my PC and laptop.


Edited by carrier77, 16 November 2018 - 05:13 PM.


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Posted 17 November 2018 - 02:44 PM

From the Start Menu go to Stellarium and click to expand and here you should have some different modes to try ie, MESA - Angle - OpenGL Diagnostics. If these will work without crashing then get the latest drivers for you video chip. If it still crashes when trying these then with your file manager navigate to C:\Users\your_user_name_here\AppData\Roaming\Stellarium\modules\Oculars\ and rename the oculars.ini to oculars.ini.org then try and see what happens. If you do an uninstall then reinstall in an effort to fix, after the uninstall you will need to go to your AppData folder and delete all Stellarium folders left over after the uninstall, this is a must and sadly you have to start over from scratch.

 

Keep a backup of the oculars.ini if you resort to uninstalling, deleting the left over folders and reinstalling. You can copy the data from this into the fresh oculars.ini but do not replace the version info if it is present in the new install as this is where Stellarium will puke after an upgrade, when it parses the oculars.ini and the version info (if present) doesn't match the version of Stellarium you are running. Sometimes Stellarium will just create a new oculars.ini so you lose all your data (that you can copy/paste from the old to new) and sometimes it just pukes.

 

Let us know what happens please.

 

 

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Edit:

For a super quick test just rename the oculars.ini to oculaes.ini.org (when Stellarium isn't running of course) then start Stellarium and go to ocular view and if it doesn't crash you know why now.


Edited by jeremiah2229, 17 November 2018 - 02:49 PM.



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