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Posted (edited) · Failed to probe OpenGL

Hello. I've got a problem. When i try to launch Cura 4.8/4.7 the message "Could not probe OpenGL. This program requires OpenGL 2.0 or higher. Please check your video card drivers" appears. I have modern GPU AMD Radeon RX 550 in my ThinkPad E580. The system is up to date (Windows 10 Pro 20H2/19042.746). Latest AMD Pro drivers installed (version What is the problem?

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    Posted · Failed to probe OpenGL

    The problem is that when Cura asks your system if it supports at least OpenGL 2.0 (after first asking if OpenGL 4.1 is supported), your system says "no".


    Are you perhaps trying to start Cura over an RDP ("Remote Desktop") connection? If so, that is known to interfere with your system reporting about its OpenGL capabilities.

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    Posted · Failed to probe OpenGL
    15 hours ago, malderli said:

    everething worked before I reinstalled my system

    This is indicative - to me - that your gpu driver is the problem. Either you don't have a properly installed driver for your gpu, or the driver specifically excludes support for OpenGL. I would not think the latter is likely.

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