Whenever I right click something to select it, Blender crashes. I did some searching to see why, and it is apparently due to faulty graphics drivers. Unfortunately, I have no idea how to update them.

I am on Linux Mint (64 bit), and I have an Intel graphics card.

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As a temporary solution, open Blender's User Preferences and go to the system tab. Change "Selection render mode" to "OpenGL occlusion queries." This fixed the problem for me.

  • Great, this fixed the crashes for me, thank you so much! Do you have any insight on what this options actually does? Are there any drawbacks to setting it?
    – panepeter
    Commented Apr 3, 2018 at 7:40
  • I think it's just selecting a newer interface that's better supported by the driver.
    – user48147
    Commented Apr 3, 2018 at 9:40

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