On some Linux machines with certain graphics cards, problematic graphics drivers can crash Mathematica or break the rendering of graphics. We recommend trying one of the following:

  1. Update the graphics driver to the manufacturer’s recommended or most recent driver version.
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  3. Start Mathematica using Mesa, an open-source 3D graphics library. Start it in the terminal with the mesa flag:
    mathematica -mesa

In most cases this resolves any 3D graphics issues on Linux systems.

If neither of these options fixes your issue, please contact Technical Support and include the following information:

  • Evaluate SystemInformation[] in a new notebook and save it;
  • Open a terminal, then evaluate and keep the output of the following:
    glxinfo | grep OpenGL
  • In the same terminal, evaluate and keep the output of the following:
    echo $LD_LIBRARY_PATH