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Old 02-15-2010, 02:06 PM   #1
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Question I am trying to Wow and have MAJOR LAG!!! Please help!!

I am running Ubuntu on a dell studio. I'm not sure what kind of graphics card i have but i do know its integrated. I had Vista before and Wow ran great with no problem. I have read a few different threads about graphics card and what not but I'm still pretty new to Ubuntu. I have Wine installed and it will run WoW but my toon isn't all there. The terminal commands are kinda confusing for me but i tried to do what they wanted me to do or look at certain things. Please if anyone can help me understand what the heck I am supposed to do let me know. Thank you so much for any one that can help me. If anyone could also show me how to find out what i have installed as a graphics card would be awesome.
Old 02-15-2010, 03:30 PM   #2
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The graphics card information usually can be displayed by opening a terminal, and as root running the command
'lspci' . In Ubuntu, you get root privileges by typing 'sudo lspci' ( for the lspci command ); press enter, it will prompt you for the root password. Enter the password, press enter, the command should run. Here is what the output will look like.

00:00.0 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller (rev a1)
00:01.0 ISA bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 LPC Bridge (rev a2)
00:01.1 SMBus: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SMBus (rev a2)
00:01.2 RAM memory: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Memory Controller (rev a2)
00:02.0 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP61 USB Controller (rev a2)
00:02.1 USB Controller: nVidia Corporation MCP61 USB Controller (rev a2)
00:04.0 PCI bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 PCI bridge (rev a1)
00:05.0 Audio device: nVidia Corporation MCP61 High Definition Audio (rev a2)
00:06.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP61 IDE (rev a2)
00:07.0 Bridge: nVidia Corporation MCP61 Ethernet (rev a2)
00:08.0 IDE interface: nVidia Corporation MCP61 SATA Controller (rev a2)
00:0d.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation C61 [GeForce 6150SE nForce 430] (rev a2)
00:18.0 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] HyperTransport Technology Configuration
00:18.1 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Address Map
00:18.2 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] DRAM Controller
00:18.3 Host bridge: Advanced Micro Devices [AMD] K8 [Athlon64/Opteron] Miscellaneous Control
The video hardware on my system is this line:

00:0d.0 VGA compatible controller: nVidia Corporation C61 [GeForce 6150SE nForce 430] (rev a2)
Enter all commands without the quotes, just what is between them.

Post the output.

As for getting WoW to run, do a google search, there are lots of how-to docs to be found.

Since that is a windbloze program, you might want to consider installing Virtual Box and install a guest windoze system with the game. I suspect it would be a lot less work than Wine, probably faster and more stable.
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I always had great success with running wow using cedega. You have to have a paid membership to download cedega, but you can buy a 1 month membership for $5 and be good for the rest of your life. You do not have to have an active membership to download it or to use it, you just had to of had a membership a some point in time.
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Hi, welcome to LQ. Have you tried following this guide?


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