Qt 5.3.2 [linux] No particles when running examples



  • Hello,
    I have been messing around with Qt for school on windows 8 and in visual studio without any issues. I have started to take an interest in linux and wanted to begin using it to develop my applications through vmware on my windows machine. I installed Qt with the online installer in several versions of linux that I use - however when I run any example that contains particles the particles don't appear. I don't get any errors - it is just blank. Here is an example:

    http://i.imgur.com/cTft6ln.png

    It was the emitters example in Qt creator in Linux Mint 17

    Here is a list of linux distros that I use in Vmware Workstation that I installed Qt and experience the same problem:

    • xubuntu 14.04 lts
    • xubuntu 13.10
    • ubuntu 14.04
    • mint 17 cinnamon
    • crunchbang 11
    • elementary OS freya beta

    In elementary OS Luna the particle examples work just fine.
    I have made an effort to figure out why particles don't work in the above distros that I have - however I don't know enough about Linux and Qt to fix this and I haven't been able to get anywhere with google. Any help would be appreciated.


  • Moderators

    I somehow suspect you are missing the OpenGL drivers, or parts thereof. Please turn hardware acceleration on in your VM, then install the drivers in your distro (if no drivers are available, you can use MESA package to get software OpenGL).



  • [quote author="sierdzio" date="1410941154"]I somehow suspect you are missing the OpenGL drivers, or parts thereof. Please turn hardware acceleration on in your VM, then install the drivers in your distro (if no drivers are available, you can use MESA package to get software OpenGL).[/quote]

    Thanks for the response -
    I do have hardware acceleration enabled and my processor supports virtualization - I ran this utility

    http://www.intel.com/support/processors/sb/cs-030729.htm#2

    Qt particles work in this one - (elementary OS luna)

    http://i.imgur.com/g1o7ADw.png

    Qt particles do not work in this one - (mint 17)

    http://i.imgur.com/0S8jB2A.png

    This problem is actually quite frustrating as I can't seem to find anything on google =(


  • Moderators

    That is surprising, I have not had any issues with particles on any platforms I've tried out (Windows, Ubuntu Linux, Android, Mac).



  • Hello, is anyone find out the solution?
    I have the same problem on vmware Ubuntu 14.04 x64,GNOME desktop, and my qt version is qt 5.4.0 .
    But the particle system works fine on vmware machine running Ubuntu 12.04 x86.



  • hello, I figure it out. just need to turn off the 3D accelerator in VMWare setting.


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