[vtkusers] BadValue (integer parameter out of range for operation) when I try rendering data with vtk

Dan Lipsa dan.lipsa at kitware.com
Tue May 16 13:51:36 EDT 2017

Make sure your virtual machine supports OpenGL. Is Ubuntu your client OS?
If so, try


This should display the spinning gears.
Also look at the output from


This shows you the version of OpenGL supported. Should be greater than 3.2
for recent verisons of VTK using OpenGL2.


On Tue, May 16, 2017 at 1:32 PM, Andrew Lam <werdna.mal222 at gmail.com> wrote:

> I'm currently trying to follow this tutorial for my class.
> https://pyscience.wordpress.com/2014/11/16/volume-rendering-with-python-
> and-vtk/ I followed the instructions and my code matches up, but when I
> try to run it I get the following error.
> X Error of failed request: BadValue (integer parameter out of range for
> operation)
> Major opcode of failed request: 154 (GLX)
> Minor opcode of failed request: 3 (X_GLXCreateContext)
> Value in failed request: 0x0
> Serial number of failed request: 15
> Current serial number in output stream: 20
> I've looked through other posts that have similar messages and they don't
> seem to be quite the same. Oh I'm also running Ubuntu 16.04 on a virtual
> machine. Please let me know of any suggestions you might have or any
> additional information you'd need to help resolve this issue.
> As suggested by Antimony I uploaded my code to github, here
> https://github.com/alam38/lab6
> I believe the relevant section is section involving the mapper. As you can
> see from the commented section I switched from vtk's vtkVolumeRayCastMapper
> to vtk's smartmapper as a suggestion from my teacher in the case that the
> issue stemmed from the mapper placing too much strain on my computer. The
> other similar questions all seem to point towards an issue with nvidia's
> drivers, but I updated my drivers and there's still an issue. That still
> didn't solve it and I'm not sure what else I could try. I've also posted to
> stackoverflow, but I'm not getting much a response there. I will update
> this with any new information I uncover there is people do start to chime
> in.
> Thanks,
> Andrew
> _______________________________________________
> Powered by www.kitware.com
> Visit other Kitware open-source projects at http://www.kitware.com/
> opensource/opensource.html
> Please keep messages on-topic and check the VTK FAQ at:
> http://www.vtk.org/Wiki/VTK_FAQ
> Search the list archives at: http://markmail.org/search/?q=vtkusers
> Follow this link to subscribe/unsubscribe:
> http://public.kitware.com/mailman/listinfo/vtkusers
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://public.kitware.com/pipermail/vtkusers/attachments/20170516/e42ee3dd/attachment.html>

More information about the vtkusers mailing list