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  1. When starting any kind of Second Life viewer, all I see is a white screen, unless I resize the window, then I see a static image of what I suppose I'm supposed to be seeing. So I only see the window contents update and change after I resize the window. Obviously the game is not playable like this. How can the problem be fixed? My OS is Windows 8.1 . My graphics card is a NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE. Rolig Loon: I don't think it's as simple as being slow to login. If I don't do anything, the window contents remain completely white or static. Yet when I resize the window, it responds immediately, so it doesn't seem to be a speed. However, you might be right that my computer may not meet the minimum requirements for Second Life (https://secondlife.com/support/system-requirements/), which is very disappointing.
  2. When starting any kind of Second Life viewer, all I see is a white screen, unless I resize the window, then I see a static image of what I suppose I'm supposed to be seeing. So I only see the window contents update and change after I resize the window. Obviously the game is not playable like this. How can the problem be fixed? My OS is Windows 8.1 . My graphics card is a NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE. Rolig Loon: I don't think it's as simple as being slow to login. If I don't do anything, the window contents remain completely white or static. Yet when I resize the window, it responds immediately, so it doesn't seem to be a speed. However, you might be right that my computer may not meet the minimum requirements for Second Life (https://secondlife.com/support/system-requirements/), which is very disappointing.
  3. I'm new, and when I try running SL with its own viewer or the Firestorm viewer, it simply displays a white screen and has to be closed with Task Manager. Here are some information that may be helpful: 1) Sony Viao 2) Windows 8.1 3) An Intel HD Graphics 4000 and an NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M LE. I've never figured out how to tell which video card is displaying stuff...I just hope the NVIDIA is doing games and the Intel is doing the boring Windows stuff. 4) Cable internet from Comcast (unfortunately). Any suggestions are appreciated! Thanks! EDIT: Since I can't find a way to reply to Rolig Loon's suggestion, I'm putting it here: Rolig Loon's suggestion didn't work. I tried re-installing the drivers according to the instructions, and the PhysX Configuration was already set to AutoSelect, but there's still no change. I've tried clean re-installs of the viewers, and that hasn't worked either. Anyone else have a similar problems and find a solution? EDIT2: KarenMichelle Lane's suggestion led me closer. NVIDIA Control Panel, Manage 3D Settings, I could specifically tell the computer which card to use for the Viewer. Strangely, although it would say Auto-select: Integrated, and would show the white screen on this setting, when I selected the NVIDIA card, it still wouldn't work, but when I selected the Integrated Graphics (non-auto select), then it was actually displayed things! It seems ridiculous that I can't use my better graphics card for what it's meant to be used for though. :-( If anyone has any suggestions on making that work, I would really appreciate it. Any ideas? However, even with the Integrated Graphics, there is now a new problem: Nothing I do on the screen has any effect, and I only see changes when I re-size the window. For example, if I click on the Username box and type some stuff, nothing happens. But if I then re-size the window, then whatever I typed appears in the Username box. Any suggestions on solving either of these problems? By the way, thank you both for your help so far! :-)
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