ARD: When opening ARD, it crashes


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CA Agile Requirements Designer


When opening ARD it crashes immediately.
However, when opening the flow directly, it will open, then after a few moments then crash
the following error is displayed:
Failed to create OpenGL context for format QSurfaceFormat(version 2.0, options QFlags(), depthBufferSize 24, redBufferSize -1, greenBufferSize -1, blueBufferSize -1, alphaBufferSize -1, stencilBufferSize 8, samples 0, swapBehavior QSurfaceFormat::SwapBehavior(DefaultSwapBehavior), swapInterval 1, profile QSurfaceFormat::OpenGLContextProfile(NoProfile)) .
This is most likely caused by not having the necessary graphics drivers installed. Install a driver providing OpenGL 2.0 or higher, or, if this is not possible, make sure the ANGLE Open GL ES 2.0 emulation libraries (libEGL.dll, libGLESv2.dll and d3dcompiler_*.dll) are available in the application executable's directory or in a location listed in PATH.


3rd party library issue.


ARD 2.8 started to show these symptoms.


For NVIDIA Graphic cards
Adjust NVIDIA Card settings:

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For Intel Graphics cards

Right click on the desktop and select Graphics Properties. This will open the Intel Graphics and Media Control Panel. Click on Advanced Mode and OK.

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Intel Settings

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