Well, firstly, I get these messages from support…
Thank you for sending in the crash report. The information in the report indicates the crash was caused by the NVIDIA OpenGL video driver (nvoglv64). It also shows that you are running a “NVIDIA Quadro K2000M”.
Then my experience also tells me that when Rhino crashes randomly and non-repeatably on different commands or operations, that it’s pretty much always video-related. If I can repeat the crash, I always document it and send it in, but this isn’t the case.
I haven’t touched the drivers… Normally I would try to always keep relatively current drivers, but since we started getting all these warnings about the latest drivers not working with Quadros, I was hesitant do to so - especially as up until a few weeks ago, everything ran fine. The only thing that has changed are Rhino SR updates and Windows updates (video drivers not included).
I send in the error reports… There often isn’t a crash dump in these cases… When there is a file produced, I send it in…
The thing is, that a number of people have invested a lot of time and money in systems that should be reasonably high performance, many of them are running Windows 8/8.1 and have Quadro video cards. Now we are told that “For Windows 8 and 8.1, there is no stable driver we can recommend”
- what are we supposed to do with that information? Go out and buy a new computer again? Reinstall the whole system with Windows 7? Stop using Rhino? None of those alternatives are acceptable.