I got an old 64 bit machine with an onboard Intel graphics chip. According to dmesg, it is a:
agpgart-intel 0000:00:00.0: Intel 915G Chipset
VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82915G/GV/910GL Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 04)
The relevant parts from lsmod:
i915 377136 2
video 10017 1 i915
drm_kms_helper 22873 1 i915
drm 151284 3 drm_kms_helper,i915
i2c_algo_bit 4543 1 i915
i2c_core 16485 4 i2c_algo_bit,drm,drm_kms_helper,i915
intel_agp 8712 1 i915
intel_gtt 11603 3 intel_agp,i915
agpgart 21927 3 intel_gtt,intel_agp,drm
button 3633 1 i915
I don't have a xorg.conf. I run Slackware 14.0 32 bit.
Google Earth 7 complains that I don't have a graphics card that is 3D accelerated and supports shaders. It starts, but the globe is black.
I also looked for a driver. The Intel site
``Intel recommends checking with your Linux distribution vendor or computer manufacturer for precompiled driver packages.''
I, however, found an Intel Linux Graphics Installer
, available for Ubuntu and Fedora, but it seems to require PackageKit. This is what I got when I ran it:
./usr/bin/intel-linux-graphics-installer: error while loading shared libraries: libpackagekit-glib2.so.14: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory
Is it even possible to run version 7 of Google Earth on this chip, or do I need to stick to version 6?