[SLED] Rally cry for SL Viewer 2.1.1 Bug

Rolig Loon rolig.loon at gmail.com
Sat Oct 2 21:11:15 PDT 2010

 I know people are reporting a lot of bugs with the 2.x viewer. It has to be
frustrating, I'm sure. Do you need it, Lexi, or can you just switch to a


On Sat, Oct 2, 2010 at 11:03 PM, Patricia F Anderson <
patriciafanderson at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm having a host of similar problems (stalls, crash on launch,
> auto-logout after 5 minutes in world, 15-30 minutes to log in, missing
> money/inventory, etc), and have been troubleshooting for 2 months. I
> have cancelled the weekly University campus events in SL that I host,
> and was hoping to find a solution, but it has been 2 months now.
> Basically, I've had so much trouble ever since the mandatory viewer
> upgrade that I am avoiding SL when I can, crash constantly when I
> can't, and am just so frustrated and depressed that I almost want to
> give up on it. SL works best when I am alone somewhere with no one
> else around. Just what I always wanted. :( NOT! - Lexi
> On Fri, Oct 1, 2010 at 3:26 PM, Abele, Miguel J <MA665912 at wcupa.edu>
> wrote:
> > Hi all,
> >
> >        I am a student working on a West Chester University NSF grant
> funded, science and ethics island for graduate students.  Recently, myself
> and my associates have experienced nearly-identical SL Viewer 2.1.1 crashes
> on each of our separate computers.  First let me describe the problem.  If
> you have experienced the same, then please stay tuned because I'm hoping to
> for a rally-cry on JIRA to get this issue resolved (others have reported
> this issue and been ignored).
> >        The problem goes like this:
> >        SL Viewer 2.1.1 ("SLV2") is running fine--at first--on Mac OS
> 10.6.  One day we click on the SLV2 app, the Second Life title appears in
> the menu bar, and a window appears.  However, the window is white and blank,
> and remains this way until we get tired of it and force-quit.  A crash
> report is generated, yadda yadda.
> >        We try to run SLV2 again, but the same happens.  We restart the
> system.  No help, there.  We remove the SLV2 app, restart, and reinstall.
>  Still, no help.  In a nutshell, SLV2 is crippled.  The problem isn't with
> the login--we can still access the SL worlds from a different computer.  We
> have even updated our software so that we have the newest kernel version and
> the latest graphics updates.  Yet, the problem won't go away.
> >        Snowglobe will run, SL Viewer 1.23 will run, and the SL Viewer 2.2
> Betas will run as well.  However, as you can probably imagine, we need the
> stability and official support that SL Viewer 2.1.1 gives.
> >        As I wrote above, we'd like to gather some support with this
> issue.  I have posted a bug report on the JIRA Bug Tracker,
> http://jira.secondlife.com/secure/Dashboard.jspa under the thread ID "
> VWR-23267 Viewer 2.1.1 stalls on startup ."  However, if everyone who has
> experienced a similar problem goes to the bug post and adds his or her own
> comments about his or her own experiences (and votes for the issue, too),
> then the chances will improve for getting the bug resolved.
> >        Please don't be shy if you aren't running Mac OS and yet have
> experienced this problem.  At least one pre-existing bug thread on JIRA is
> for Windows XP and it was left with an "incomplete" status.
> >        Thank you for your time!!!!
> >
> > Cordially,
> > Miguel Abele
> > (Captain Zoon)
> > West Chester University of Pennsylvania
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