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bug #48284: Can't make the graphics work on new installation

Submitted by:  None
Submitted on:  Tue 21 Jun 2016 11:06:31 AM UTC  
Category:  Plotting with OpenGL Severity:  4 - Important
Priority:  5 - Normal Item Group:  Segfault, Bus Error, etc.
Status:  Invalid Assigned to:  None
Originator Name:  Audrey Originator Email:  -email is unavailable-
Open/Closed:  Closed Release:  4.0.2
Operating System:  Mac OS

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Tue 05 Jul 2016 03:18:33 PM UTC, comment #3: 

Received the following reply off of the bug tracker:

>  I’ve recompiled the whole thing instead of using Homebrew and
> it worked fine.

Correspondingly closing this report.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Tue 21 Jun 2016 02:44:35 PM UTC, comment #2: 

See also bug #48197 which references a StackOverflow thread that may have helped resolve a similar problem for that user.

Mike Miller <mtmiller>
Project Administrator
Tue 21 Jun 2016 02:20:41 PM UTC, comment #1: 

OpenGL graphics are notoriously fragile on Mac OS X.  Try switching to the gnuplot toolkit.

graphics_toolkit gnuplot
plot (1:10)

If that works, add the first line which sets the graphics toolkit to your .octaverc file.  After that, every invocation of Octave will use gnuplot.

Rik <rik5>
Project Administrator
Tue 21 Jun 2016 11:06:31 AM UTC, original submission:  

Hi there,

Got a new mac and tried to install Octave. Computing works but octave just crashes when I even just ask for plot(1:10).

I've used Homebrew and followed all steps on the wiki page.

Does anyone has issues with the newest octave and gnu ?


that was the crash report from apple

Date/Time:       2016-06-21 13:04:44 +0200
OS Version:      Mac OS X 10.11.5 (Build 15F34)
Architecture:    x86_64h
Report Version:  22

Command:         octave-gui
Path:            /usr/local/Cellar/octave/4.0.2_4/libexec/octave/4.0.2/exec/x86_64-apple-darwin15.5.0/octave-gui
Version:         ??? (???)
Parent:          octave-4.0.2 [5332]
Responsible:     Terminal [218]
PID:             5333

Event:           hang
Duration:        4.10s (process was unresponsive for 818 seconds before sampling)
Steps:           41 (100ms sampling interval)

Hardware model:  MacBookPro11,5
Active cpus:     8

Fan speed:       2813 rpm



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