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Vivica Landau

SL viewer crashes at initializing VFS

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Hello,

you can usually work-around the initializing VFS bug by manually purging your cache and / or wiping your settings:

  • Browse to C:\Users\ USERNAME \AppData\Local, find the folder named SecondLife and delete the whole folder.
  • Browse to C:\Users\ USERNAME \AppData\Roaming, find the folder named SecondLife and delete the whole folder.
    Then try to login again.

(Make sure hidden files and folders are set to show in Windows: See http://windows.microsoft.com/is-IS/windows-vista/Show-hidden-files )

 

ETA: make sure to check whether you have some chatlog-files in these folders that you want to keep, before you delete them!

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Hello,

you can usually work-around the initializing VFS bug by manually purging your cache and / or wiping your settings:

  • Browse to C:\Users\ USERNAME \AppData\Local, find the folder named SecondLife and delete the whole folder.
  • Browse to C:\Users\ USERNAME \AppData\Roaming, find the folder named SecondLife and delete the whole folder.
    Then try to login again.

(Make sure hidden files and folders are set to show in Windows: See http://windows.microsoft.com/is-IS/windows-vista/Show-hidden-files )

 

ETA: make sure to check whether you have some chatlog-files in these folders that you want to keep, before you delete them!

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Vinica,

You need to make sure that your laptop is running in the High-End graphics mode so that the nVidia NVS 5400M is running before you enter / start SecondLife. I believe you may specify this as the default operational mode for SecondLife using the included Graphics Mode Utility. I'm sorry that the exact name of this utility escapes me.

It is set by changing the power plan on these models. Page 41 of the manual chats about this the NVIDIA Optimus Graphics feature.

http://www.lenovo.com/shop/americas/content/user_guides/t530_w530_ug_en.pdf

You have an option called the Display option that reads as follows:

The Integrated Graphics
mode will achieve longer
battery life. The Discrete
Graphics mode enhances
graphics performance.
When NVIDIA Optimus
is selected, the system
automatically switches
between discrete graphics
mode and the integrated
graphics mode depending
on the running program.

 

 

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This seems to be one of the interesting new issues with SL.  Several times I've found that if the viewer crashes the next load goes into infinite VFS initialisation.  I don't mess about if this situation crops up, uninstall SL then delete both caches and download the viewer afresh.  It just means you have to set your settings again but after the first 6 or 7 times this becomes routine.  This was never easy software :)

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