setPointSize makes points disappear

I am displaying x,y,z points in 3D, similarly to the 2D example P2_04 in the tutorial. I can see the tiny points on the display, but when I add the line

dispGMC.setPointSize(20.0f);

the points completely disappear.

I compiled and ran example P4_14, which uses this line, and it works fine. A little exploration revealed that if I remove the line much later in the program

dRenderer.setBoxOn( false );

the points disappear in this progam as well.
If I add the lines

    DisplayRenderer dRenderer = display.getDisplayRenderer();
    dRenderer.setBoxOn( false );

to my original program, the expanded points appear!
If I setBoxOn(true), the points again disappear.  Bogus.

Have any of you seen this behavior before?
Ed



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