# Rendering and materials are black

This questions has already been asked a million times, but nothing solved my issue so far.

Situation

• I'm using Blender 2.72b.
• I'm not using nodes, just the plain old vanilla settings. But apparently I messed them up somehow.
• I'm using the Mirror modifier.
• I'm completely new to blender (and 3D modelling in general) and use it for a couple of days now.
• I deleted the cube and made this model from scratch (no import).

In texture view everything looks fine:

In material view (and after rendering) everything is black:

Attempts to solve

• I have a light source.
• I have a camera.
• I have no ceiling.
• I have a material.
• I have a texture.