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Cura pre-15.06 hanging on splash screen - Windows 10

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I'm referring to versions 15.04, 15.04.2, 15.02.1, and 15.01 as the versions I've tested. All revisions of 15.06.* work perfectly fine on my machine with no issues. But I have a Printrbot Simple, and all the documentation is for 15.04 - so I'd prefer to stick with what's known as opposed to venturing into the unknown with setting up a profile on 15.06 from scratch (I'm a noob at this).

They all seem to have the same error message in the output_log file:


# Generating comtypes.gen._683BF642_E9CA_4124_BE43_67065B2FA653_0_1_0# Generating comtypes.gen.TaskbarLibTraceback (most recent call last): File "E:\Program Files (x86)\Cura_15.04.2\python\lib\site-packages\wx-2.8-msw-unicode\wx\_core.py", line 14660, in    lambda event: event.callable(*event.args, **event.kw) ) File "Cura\gui\splashScreen.py", line 15, in DoCallback   self.callback() File "Cura\gui\app.py", line 103, in afterSplashCallback   from Cura.gui import mainWindow File "Cura\gui\mainWindow.py", line 17, in    from Cura.gui import sceneView File "Cura\gui\sceneView.py", line 28, in    from Cura.gui.util import previewTools File "Cura\gui\util\previewTools.py", line 12, in    from Cura.gui.util import openglHelpers File "Cura\gui\util\openglHelpers.py", line 17, in    glutInit() #Hack; required before glut can be called. Not required for all OS. File "E:\Program Files (x86)\Cura_15.04.2\python\lib\OpenGL\GLUT\special.py", line 323, in glutInit   _base_glutInit( ctypes.byref(count), holder )TypeError: 'NoneType' object is not callable


All the versions I've tested show the same symptoms: The splash screen appears, and seems to hang. Letting it sit there accomplishes nothing. Click the mouse on the splash screen causes the program to shut down completely. Running the cura.py file directly from the command line echos out information about loading configuration files from the default location, but other than that there are no differences.

I'm sorry if this is a known issue or solved somewhere else, but I've been searching for around an hour to no avail.

Does anyone know what's going on?

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Yes, Windows is a known issue... ;)

so I'd prefer to stick with what's known as opposed to venturing into the unknown

But you already have Windows 10...

I guess it will take some time until Daid & Co. can react on Windows 10 specific issues of the legacy Cura - if they ever will. In the meantime make sure you have the newest graphic card drivers as the error seems to be related to opengl. And you might try some compatibilty mode settings...

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The Glasgow Haskell platform, GHC, tends to put some things on the %PATH% variable that has some name clashes, such as its own version of libstdc++-6.dll. I've seen the problem before with different programs. I'd advise anyone to put the Haskell platform stuff at the very end of the path or not at all.

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