I am new to Blender and I just got ver 2.80 on redhat 7.1

When I open Blender I see the outline of menus but I am not seeing any text. the box is completely transparent. Even why I close Blender there is a message box outline but nothing inside it. any ideas on what I need to do to fix this?


Make sure your hardware meets the minimum requirements for running Blender 2.80. The section about GPU requirements is particularly important.

Supported Graphics Cards

These requirements are for basic Blender operation, rendering using the GPU requires slightly different requirements. Always make sure to install the latest drivers from the graphics card manufacturer website.

  • NVIDIA: GeForce 200 and newer, Quadro Tesla architecture and newer, with NVIDIA drivers (list of all GeForce and Quadro GPUs)
  • AMD: GCN 1st gen and newer (list of all AMD GPUs)
  • Intel: Haswell and newer (list of all Intel GPUs)
  • macOS: version 10.12 or newer with supported hardware

If your hardware meets the minimum requirements, you're likely having issues with your graphics driver and it has to be updated.

  • $\begingroup$ the system is running a Quadro FX 4800 so we are good there I need to update the driver it is using an older driver. $\endgroup$ – Grenndal Nov 13 '19 at 16:48

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