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Old 05-15-2005, 05:40 AM   #1
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OpenGL support with Intel 915GM ?


My laptop is equipped with Intel's i915gm graphics chipset. It should support OpenGL I think. But glxinfo shows:

glxinfo | grep Open
OpenGL vendor string: Tungsten Graphics, Inc
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) 915GM 20041217 x86/MMX/SSE2
OpenGL version string: 1.3 Mesa 6.2.1

I am using Ubuntu on that HP Compaq nc6120, and would like to play quake1 with more than 30fps :-) I have no clue how to install OpenGL support for my Graphics Card, I don't even know whether it is supported under linux at all... I was not able to find information on that on the net.

THanks for help in advance!


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Old 05-16-2005, 03:03 AM   #2
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Have you been to Intel's page? They have some drivers for this chipset... You will have to build it yourself (like the ATi or nVidia drivers), but they are distributed as any other DRI driver is, usually you will only have to run the script to build it. Make sure you have the development tools and the X development libraries and headers installed!

Go here and from the drop-down menu, select Linux*, download the .tar.gz file to a location in your hard drive you can remember, then open a console and follow the instructions Intel provides. However you will have to do that OUTSIDE X, so either take your time, study the instructions, and then do it, or print out the instructions.
Old 05-16-2005, 04:29 AM   #3
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Thank you for your post. I should have been more specific. I already installed the drivers. My lsmod shows "i915" as loaded. I browsed through several threads, (because ppl had this problem before) but none of these solutions worked for me. Now i would like to ask, whether somebody has been able to get OpenGL to work under Ubuntu 5.04.

I havent changed anything in my xorg.conf.

Here are the important parts:
Section "Module"
Load "bitmap"
Load "dbe"
Load "ddc"
Load "dri"
Load "extmod"
Load "freetype"
Load "glx"
Load "int10"
Load "record"
Load "type1"
Load "vbe"

Section "Device"
Identifier "Videocard0"
Driver "i810"
#VideoRam 16384
BusID "PCI:0:2:0"
Option "MonitorLayout" "CRT,LFP" #this is the important option
Option "VBERestore" "false"
Option "DevicePresence" "false"
Option "DisplayInfo" "false"
Screen 0

Section "DRI"
Mode 0666
Thanks for any help regarding that!


Old 05-30-2005, 08:19 PM   #4
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Could you enabled direct rendering?I couldn't do that for my laptop which has 915GM.And my cpu overheating and fan runs so much.Please help me
Old 05-31-2005, 01:06 AM   #5
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hi! yeah, my laptop runs fine. just without hw opengl. nothing's too hot...


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