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  1. Minecraft: Java Edition
  2. MC-297

"Pixel Format Not Accelerated" / "Could not init GLX" / Bad video card drivers



    • Icon: Bug Bug
    • Resolution: Invalid
    • None
    • Minecraft 1.4.2, Minecraft 1.5.1, Minecraft 1.5.2, Snapshot 13w25c, Minecraft 1.6.1, Minecraft 1.7.4, 1.15.2
    • Unconfirmed


      Moderator Note

      For those with Intel HD (1st gen), and HD 2000/3000 (Sandy Bridge) graphics, using Windows 10, this issue seems to be linked to updated java versions. Using the native launcher, or downgrading to a java version older than 8 update 60 seems to correct this issue. If you are currently using the native launcher, but are experiencing this problem, you may have to open the Edit Profile menu, and un-check the Executable box to reset the java version being used.

      How to update your graphics card drivers

      This applies to the people who read this ticket after they have created a duplicate of it.

      There is nothing Mojang can do to remedy these problems but you can!

      • You need to reinstall/update/fix your graphic-card drivers and try again.
      • Do not rely on automatic searches for driver updates.
      • Do not use Windows Update or Device Manager - Microsoft doesn't install OpenGL, they promote DirectX.
      • If you know the brand and type of your graphics card, go to the links provided above and search manually for the most recent driver for your card. The automatic detection tools of the card manufacturers are not recommended.
      • If you are running custom Java arguments to increase RAM, then remove them.

      Howto: https://minecrafthopper.net/help/pixel-format-not-accelerated/

      Minecraft ran two days ago, and suddenly won't even reach the title screen on 1.3 or 1.4pre. I have force-updated the game, updated java, updated my display drivers, and something is still amiss. I keep getting this error on startup:

      Bad video card drivers!      
      Minecraft was unable to start because it failed to find an accelerated OpenGL mode.
      This can usually be fixed by updating the video card drivers.
      --- BEGIN ERROR REPORT 7fe0271 --------
      Generated 10/24/12 5:45 PM
      - Minecraft Version: 1.3.2
      - Operating System: Windows XP (x86) version 5.1
      - Java Version: 1.7.0_09, Oracle Corporation
      - Java VM Version: Java HotSpot(TM) Client VM (mixed mode), Oracle Corporation
      - Memory: 404989856 bytes (386 MB) / 518979584 bytes (494 MB) up to 1037959168 bytes (989 MB)
      - JVM Flags: 2 total; -Xms512m -Xmx1024m
      - LWJGL: 2.4.2
      - OpenGL: ~ERROR~ NullPointerException: null
      - Is Modded: Probably not
      - Type: Client
      - Texture Pack: ~ERROR~ NullPointerException: null
      - Profiler Position: N/A (disabled)[failed to get system properties (java.lang.NullPointerException)]
      org.lwjgl.LWJGLException: Pixel format not accelerated
      	at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsPeerInfo.nChoosePixelFormat(Native Method)
      	at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsPeerInfo.choosePixelFormat(WindowsPeerInfo.java:52)
      	at org.lwjgl.opengl.WindowsDisplay.createWindow(WindowsDisplay.java:185)
      	at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.createWindow(Display.java:311)
      	at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(Display.java:856)
      	at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(Display.java:784)
      	at org.lwjgl.opengl.Display.create(Display.java:765)
      	at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.a(SourceFile:233)
      	at net.minecraft.client.Minecraft.run(SourceFile:516)
      	at java.lang.Thread.run(Unknown Source)
      --- END ERROR REPORT 87a1e1da ----------

      Please help me with this?




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            pigrocket Joey Sandmeyer
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