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Old 08-05-2006, 03:15 PM   #1
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3d accelleration flaky in Ubuntu 6.06 on Dell Inspiron e1405 laptop


I recently installed Ubuntu 6.06 on my new Dell Inspiron e1405/640m laptop. However, the 3D accelleration doesn't seem to work properly. Cedega thinks that the #3D works, but other games, like Cube 2, run at only 1-2 FPS. I have an Intel MA950 chipset, so I don't need to install any ATI or nVidia drivers. Does anyone have an idea what the problem is?
 
Old 08-06-2006, 03:26 AM   #2
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I have an Intel MA950 chipset, so I don't need to install any ATI or nVidia drivers
It's not that you don't need to install an accelerated driver, but that you cannot! So far as I am aware there are no linux accelerated drivers for Intel graphic chipsets: Only NVIDIA (recommended) and ATI, so I think you are out of luck here.
Your options:
1] Moan at Intel for them to release linux drivers for their chipsets like NVIDIA do.
2] Do not buy a laptop that doesn't have an NVIDIA graphics chipset.
3] Play games v-e-r-y slowly!

HTH
 
Old 08-06-2006, 07:02 AM   #3
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I have been playing Quake3 Arena and UT2004 on another Inspiron laptop that has an Intel graphics chipset, so I should have 3D accelleration.

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Old 08-07-2006, 06:24 PM   #4
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Also, my 3D screensavers seem to work fine, so it looks like it's just the games that don't work in 3D.
 
Old 08-12-2006, 06:55 PM   #5
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It seems that my computer might actually be running the screensavers without 3D support. I know that I should have 3D with the Intel chipset, but it isn't working.
 
  


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