Alacritty unrecoverable error sway

I was starting sway on endeavour and it said alacritty encountered a unrecoverable error. also, I was not able to start the terminal. it said: There was an error initializing the shaders: Failed compiling shaders: 0:1(10):error: GLSL 3.30 is not supported. supported versions are 1.10, 1.20 and 1.00 ES. How can I overcome this? Also my pc is quite old (10+ solid years so…), so does sway not support my pc?

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Searching the web turned up this.

  1. Open .profile and add export LIBGL_ALWAYS_SOFTWARE=1 alacritty
  2. Log out and in and try alacritty again

This is as

Alacritty requires a GPU capable of running GLSL 3.30 or higher.

Issue :

Probably my GPU cant do that because my GPU is well over 10 years, I don’t want to break anything by doing that…

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Nothing should happen doing this - if it does you can just remove it

Where is .profile available? I cant find it :expressionless:

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Files that start with a . are hidden files. Do CTRL+H to show them.

Or just

xed ~/.profile

In terminal

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