LinuxQuestions.org
Share your knowledge at the LQ Wiki.
Go Back   LinuxQuestions.org > Forums > Linux Forums > Linux - Hardware
User Name
Password
Linux - Hardware This forum is for Hardware issues.
Having trouble installing a piece of hardware? Want to know if that peripheral is compatible with Linux?

Notices



Reply
 
Search this Thread
Old 02-22-2009, 01:24 PM   #1
WhatsUnderThere
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2009
Posts: 7

Rep: Reputation: 0
Graphics card supports opengl 2.1, but glxinfo shows only 1.4


Hi there. Im trying to do some OpenGL programming on my laptop, which has an integrated intel 4500mhd graphic chipset. Supposedly, this card supports version 2.1 and the intel provides opensource drivers for their hardware, right?

So what am I doing wrong here? Is this a driver issue? A configuration issue? Or is there some reason why my system only supports 1.4?

Im running Fedora 10 x86-64, including the following packages:
mesa-libGL-7.2
mesa-libGL-devel-7.2
xorg-x11-drivers-7.3

Thanks for your help.
 
Old 02-23-2009, 11:23 PM   #2
John VV
Guru
 
Registered: Aug 2005
Posts: 13,477

Rep: Reputation: 1802Reputation: 1802Reputation: 1802Reputation: 1802Reputation: 1802Reputation: 1802Reputation: 1802Reputation: 1802Reputation: 1802Reputation: 1802Reputation: 1802
what driver did you install ?
what is the output of
Code:
lspci | grep VGA
you may need to make a xorg.conf ,fedora 10 on longer needs it and it might not be there .
 
Old 02-25-2009, 10:33 PM   #3
WhatsUnderThere
LQ Newbie
 
Registered: Feb 2009
Posts: 7

Original Poster
Rep: Reputation: 0
Thanks for the reply.

I actually didnt install any drivers--Im just using the default packages that came with the fedora 10 complete install disc. This includes the full xorg driver package and the mesa dri drivers (are these the same thing?).

As for the output of, lspci | grep VGA, it seems that util isnt available on my system and it doesnt show up in any of my rpm repositories. Is it a non-standard alias for something else? For what it's worth, the output from lsmod says my driver is the i915.

Ive also tried generating an xorg.conf instead of using the default probed one--it didnt make any difference as far as I could tell, but I also didnt try changing any parameters. Im not really sure what I would try--perhaps I should try using the i810 driver? (it's older and possibly more stable?)

Im thinking there might just be a problem with this i915 driver. When I try to run the standard version Blender3d (3d modeling app), it is horrendously slow, the lighting is completely messed up, and the menus dont display properly. However, when I use the non-hardware-accelerated version, it works somewhat slowly, but without any bugs.
 
Old 02-26-2009, 12:23 AM   #4
John VV
Guru
 
Registered: Aug 2005
Posts: 13,477

Rep: Reputation: 1802Reputation: 1802Reputation: 1802Reputation: 1802Reputation: 1802Reputation: 1802Reputation: 1802Reputation: 1802Reputation: 1802Reputation: 1802Reputation: 1802
vga would not show up in a rpm list , it is not a program but your card ( google it )
this is my output
Code:
[ ~]$ lspci | grep VGA
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation NV11 [GeForce2 MX/MX 400] (rev b2)
did you try
Code:
/sbin/lspci | grep VGA
i take it this is what is installed ?
http://www.notebookcheck.net/Intel-G...HD.9883.0.html

you might need to build the newest intel driver
the source is here
http://intellinuxgraphics.org/
http://xorg.freedesktop.org/archive/...-2.6.0.tar.bz2
i have never built it so ...
 
  


Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is Off
HTML code is Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
LXer: Ubuntu Studio supports serious audio, adds little for video and graphics LXer Syndicated Linux News 0 07-25-2007 10:01 PM
Graphics Resolution : Monitor shows out of range neo_darko Linux - General 1 02-08-2007 11:21 AM
Graphics Card problems with opengl pafinator11 Linux - Hardware 2 08-13-2005 03:09 PM
Many artifacts in unreal 2004 opengl+graphics card problem? brainlesspinkey Linux - Hardware 1 11-21-2004 11:22 PM
Best OpenGL Notebook Graphics cosiek Linux - Laptop and Netbook 1 08-28-2003 02:41 AM


All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:30 AM.

Main Menu
Advertisement
My LQ
Write for LQ
LinuxQuestions.org is looking for people interested in writing Editorials, Articles, Reviews, and more. If you'd like to contribute content, let us know.
Main Menu
Syndicate
RSS1  Latest Threads
RSS1  LQ News
Twitter: @linuxquestions
identi.ca: @linuxquestions
Facebook: linuxquestions Google+: linuxquestions
Open Source Consulting | Domain Registration