Sometime time back I started getting crashes when trying to run KiCad in Opengl mode on an older laptop with an Intel graphics card on Windows. My card’s driver did not support Opengl 2.1
I have successfully been running the Mesa library and have not had any issues with the Opengl canvas.
The library can be downloaded from this git page.
The quick deploy process is not the easiest, just make sure you type in the full path to your Kicad’s bin directory when prompted.
It also works on the latest nightly builds.