Unable to use paraview apt package

When I run the paraview binary supplied via sudo apt install paraview, I get the following backtrace:

lindad@pop-os:~$ (   1.160s) [paraview        ]vtkXOpenGLRenderWindow.:651    ERR| vtkXOpenGLRenderWindow (0x55f906e19000): Cannot create GLX context.  Aborting.

Loguru caught a signal: SIGABRT
Stack trace:
30      0x55f904cb83f5 paraview(+0xd3f5) [0x55f904cb83f5]
29      0x7fe52c0e2e40 __libc_start_main + 128
28      0x7fe52c0e2d90 /usr/bin/../lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6(+0x29d90) [0x7fe52c0e2d90]
27      0x55f904cb6623 paraview(+0xb623) [0x55f904cb6623]
26      0x7fe52bf61ea8 pqParaViewBehaviors::pqParaViewBehaviors(QMainWindow*, QObject*) + 2312
25      0x7fe52bed0e32 pqAlwaysConnectedBehavior::pqAlwaysConnectedBehavior(QObject*) + 322
24      0x7fe52becf8c7 pqAlwaysConnectedBehavior::serverCheck() + 199
23      0x7fe52b2a9726 pqObjectBuilder::createServer(pqServerResource const&, int, vtkNetworkAccessManager::ConnectionResult&) + 342
22      0x7fe52a3c0416 vtkSMSession::ConnectToSelf() + 38
21      0x7fe52a18696b vtkProcessModule::RegisterSession(vtkSession*) + 603
20      0x7fe529ddaa3f vtkObject::InvokeEvent(unsigned long, void*) + 991
19      0x7fe529d2050d vtkCallbackCommand::Execute(vtkObject*, unsigned long, void*) + 29
18      0x7fe52a4d3754 /usr/bin/../lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libvtkGUISupportQt-pv5.10.so.1(+0x37754) [0x7fe52a4d3754]
17      0x7fe52a8597b8 /usr/bin/../lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libQt5Core.so.5(+0x2f17b8) [0x7fe52a8597b8]
16      0x7fe52b2364f6 pqServerManagerObserver::connectionCreated(long long) + 70
15      0x7fe52a8597b8 /usr/bin/../lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libQt5Core.so.5(+0x2f17b8) [0x7fe52a8597b8]
14      0x7fe52b2e6e31 pqServerManagerModel::onConnectionCreated(long long) + 657
13      0x7fe52b234ac6 pqServerManagerModel::serverAdded(pqServer*) + 70
12      0x7fe52a8597b8 /usr/bin/../lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libQt5Core.so.5(+0x2f17b8) [0x7fe52a8597b8]
11      0x7fe52bf2d306 pqDefaultViewBehavior::onServerCreation(pqServer*) + 86
10      0x7fe52a2ec609 vtkPVSessionCore::GatherInformation(unsigned int, vtkPVInformation*, unsigned int) + 377
9       0x7fe52a2ec31a vtkPVSessionCore::GatherInformationInternal(vtkPVInformation*, unsigned int) + 58
8       0x7fe52825ffad vtkPVRenderingCapabilitiesInformation::CopyFromObject(vtkObject*) + 13
7       0x7fe52825ff6a vtkPVRenderingCapabilitiesInformation::GetLocalCapabilities() + 266
6       0x7fe526b9b53b vtkOpenGLRenderWindow::SupportsOpenGL() + 283
5       0x7fe526c2d537 vtkXOpenGLRenderWindow::WindowInitialize() + 23
4       0x7fe526c36d20 vtkXOpenGLRenderWindow::CreateAWindow() + 2592
3       0x7fe52c0e17f3 abort + 211
2       0x7fe52c0fb476 raise + 22
1       0x7fe52c14fa7c pthread_kill + 300
0       0x7fe52c0fb520 /usr/bin/../lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6(+0x42520) [0x7fe52c0fb520]

I’m running Pop OS 22.04 LTS with a Quadro RTX 6000/8000 graphics card. I’d much appreciate any suggestions for moving forward. Paraview is a pretty critical part of my workflow :slight_smile: I’m happy to provide more details that might be useful. I also get a similar stack trace using the paraview website provided binary

lindad@pop-os:~/ParaView-5.10.1-MPI-Linux-Python3.9-x86_64/bin$ ./paraview &
[1] 1776534
lindad@pop-os:~/ParaView-5.10.1-MPI-Linux-Python3.9-x86_64/bin$ (   1.628s) [paraview        ]vtkXOpenGLRenderWindow.:651    ERR| vtkXOpenGLRenderWindow (0x1582fa40): Cannot create GLX context.  Aborting.

Loguru caught a signal: SIGABRT
Stack trace:
34            0x40802a /home/lindad/ParaView-5.10.1-MPI-Linux-Python3.9-x86_64/bin/paraview-real() [0x40802a]
33      0x7f1e5b0c4e40 __libc_start_main + 128
32      0x7f1e5b0c4d90 /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6(+0x29d90) [0x7f1e5b0c4d90]
31            0x407c6d /home/lindad/ParaView-5.10.1-MPI-Linux-Python3.9-x86_64/bin/paraview-real() [0x407c6d]
30            0x40d336 /home/lindad/ParaView-5.10.1-MPI-Linux-Python3.9-x86_64/bin/paraview-real() [0x40d336]
29            0x408f8a /home/lindad/ParaView-5.10.1-MPI-Linux-Python3.9-x86_64/bin/paraview-real() [0x408f8a]
28      0x7f1e5ab80e88 pqParaViewBehaviors::pqParaViewBehaviors(QMainWindow*, QObject*) + 2616
27      0x7f1e5aad8ef6 pqAlwaysConnectedBehavior::pqAlwaysConnectedBehavior(QObject*) + 310
26      0x7f1e5aad8d7e pqAlwaysConnectedBehavior::serverCheck() + 174
25      0x7f1e58f12fad pqObjectBuilder::createServer(pqServerResource const&, int) + 605
24      0x7f1e561d3621 vtkSMSession::ConnectToSelf(int) + 33
23      0x7f1e54c3c668 vtkProcessModule::RegisterSession(vtkSession*) + 376
22      0x7f1e4cfb69e2 /home/lindad/ParaView-5.10.1-MPI-Linux-Python3.9-x86_64/bin/../lib/libvtkCommonCore-pv5.10.so.1(+0x5b69e2) [0x7f1e4cfb69e2]
21      0x7f1e4cea2359 vtkCallbackCommand::Execute(vtkObject*, unsigned long, void*) + 25
20      0x7f1e56e39f20 /home/lindad/ParaView-5.10.1-MPI-Linux-Python3.9-x86_64/bin/../lib/libvtkGUISupportQt-pv5.10.so.1(+0x39f20) [0x7f1e56e39f20]
19      0x7f1e56e262cb /home/lindad/ParaView-5.10.1-MPI-Linux-Python3.9-x86_64/bin/../lib/libvtkGUISupportQt-pv5.10.so.1(+0x262cb) [0x7f1e56e262cb]
18      0x7f1e578ab1ea QMetaObject::activate(QObject*, int, int, void**) + 1850
17      0x7f1e58e80139 /home/lindad/ParaView-5.10.1-MPI-Linux-Python3.9-x86_64/bin/../lib/libpqCore-pv5.10.so.1(+0x80139) [0x7f1e58e80139]
16      0x7f1e58e7ce02 pqServerManagerObserver::connectionCreated(long long) + 50
15      0x7f1e578ab1ea QMetaObject::activate(QObject*, int, int, void**) + 1850
14      0x7f1e58f5d476 pqServerManagerModel::onConnectionCreated(long long) + 726
13      0x7f1e58e7b9b2 pqServerManagerModel::serverAdded(pqServer*) + 50
12      0x7f1e578ab1ea QMetaObject::activate(QObject*, int, int, void**) + 1850
11      0x7f1e5ab3ff43 pqDefaultViewBehavior::onServerCreation(pqServer*) + 67
10      0x7f1e560c7703 vtkPVSessionCore::GatherInformation(unsigned int, vtkPVInformation*, unsigned int) + 451
9       0x7f1e560c73a4 vtkPVSessionCore::GatherInformationInternal(vtkPVInformation*, unsigned int) + 36
8       0x7f1e483c1529 vtkPVRenderingCapabilitiesInformation::CopyFromObject(vtkObject*) + 9
7       0x7f1e483c14f1 vtkPVRenderingCapabilitiesInformation::GetLocalCapabilities() + 305
6       0x7f1e52b42315 vtkOpenGLRenderWindow::SupportsOpenGL() + 1029
5       0x7f1e52be06f2 vtkXOpenGLRenderWindow::WindowInitialize() + 18
4       0x7f1e52be4345 vtkXOpenGLRenderWindow::CreateAWindow() + 1893
3       0x7f1e5b0c37f3 abort + 211
2       0x7f1e5b0dd476 raise + 22
1       0x7f1e5b131a7c pthread_kill + 300
0       0x7f1e5b0dd520 /lib/x86_64-linux-gnu/libc.so.6(+0x42520) [0x7f1e5b0dd520]

Hi @lindad ,

Please try using our binary package from paraview.org/download

Best,

Hi @mwestphal , I get the same kind of stack trace with the binary. It’s shown at the end of my post above

What is the output of glxinfo ?