# glGenVertexArrays Access Violation/segfault with GLEW

02 May 2011

If you've been copying the code from the chapters, you may run into trouble when your program hits the glGenVertexArrays function in the form of an Access Violation/segfault.

To fix this, add the following statement right above your call to glewInit:

glewExperimental = GL_TRUE;

There seems to be some trouble with GLEW not entirely supporting the Core Profile out of the box, but the above fix should get you by for the time being.