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I recently installed Houdini Apprentice HD 9.1 on my Dell laptop running windows XP. My graphics card is a Nvidia Geforce Go 6800. When I launch my new version of Houdini, I get the following error message:

Warning: OpenGL shader extension not available. This is a limitation of your video card or driver, and will prevent Houdini from using GLSL shaders. Set the HOUDINI_OGL_ENABLE_SHADERS to zero to avoid attempts to use this extension.

What is causing this error message? I did try to download a new driver earlier, but I was not successful.

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I recently installed Houdini Apprentice HD 9.1 on my Dell laptop running windows XP. My graphics card is a Nvidia Geforce Go 6800. When I launch my new version of Houdini, I get the following error message:

Warning: OpenGL shader extension not available. This is a limitation of your video card or driver, and will prevent Houdini from using GLSL shaders. Set the HOUDINI_OGL_ENABLE_SHADERS to zero to avoid attempts to use this extension.

What is causing this error message? I did try to download a new driver earlier, but I was not successful.

Series 6 is the first generation which is supposed to be compatible with GLSL. It should work.

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where to set this variable to 0 to solve the problem? in my case it is the bad graphiccard i have on my laptop.

I'm absolutely new to houdini, and was looking in the helpfile, but have no idea where to change it.

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Go to the Control Panel, run System, and on the Advanced tab you'll see a button for setting environment variables.

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