[R] Problem running one of the rgl demo scripts...

Brian Lunergan ff809 at ncf.ca
Thu Jun 29 01:20:00 CEST 2006

Duncan Murdoch wrote:
> Brian Lunergan wrote:
>> Afternoon folks:
>> I'm getting a program crash when I try to run demo(rgl). The following 
>> error details result:
>> RGUI caused a stack fault in module NVOPENGL.DLL at 017f:695280f0.
>> Registers:
>> EAX=00000002 CS=017f EIP=695280f0 EFLGS=00010246
>> EBX=00000001 SS=0187 ESP=00572000 EBP=004d1208
>> ECX=042f1f01 DS=0187 ESI=004d1208 FS=5d1f
>> EDX=00442d84 ES=0187 EDI=042f1f3c GS=5d0e
>> Bytes at CS:EIP:
>> 53 56 8b 5c 24 0c 57 83 bb 9c 39 00 00 02 0f 84
>> Stack dump:
>> 69541be5 004d1208 004d1208 00000001 69541bef 00000001 004d1208 
>> 00000001 69541bef 00000001 004d1208 00000001 69541bef 00000001 
>> 004d1208 00000001
>> Setup details are:
>> R version: 2.2.1
>> OS: win98se
>> RGL file name: rgl_0.66.zip
>> It appears to be gagging on an Nvidia opengl driver file, NVIDIA 
>> Compatible OpenGL ICD, version The video card is 
>> recorded as:
>> 3DForce2 MX Series,NVIDIA GeForce2 MX (Ver ,9/20/2000)
>> I also tried this with version 2.3.1 of R with the same results.
>> Anyone have any thoughts or ideas on the subject? Has it occurred any 
>> place else? Is there a workaround or solution, or should I perhaps 
>> turf the package and forgo its abilities since it appears my system as 
>> it stands may not be able to support it?
> You could try a newer build, available on my web page 
> (http://www.stats.uwo.ca/faculty/murdoch/software).  If it dies the same 
> way, you could perhaps try to diagnose what is going wrong and send a 
> patch if it's an rgl bug.  Given the age of your video driver 
> (9/20/2000), you might be able to update it and fix a bug there.

Just downloaded and installed a new video driver (file the demo originally 
reporting choking on now showing v4.14.10.8198, December 10, 2005 03:06:00) 
and things seemed to have settled down. The demo now runs through fully 
without complaint.

Brian Lunergan
Nepean, Ontario

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