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Old 07-22-2013, 01:19 AM   #1
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Running Google Earth 7 on an Intel 915G chipset.


Hello,

I got an old 64 bit machine with an onboard Intel graphics chip. According to dmesg, it is a:

Code:
agpgart-intel 0000:00:00.0: Intel 915G Chipset
lspci says:

Code:
VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82915G/GV/910GL Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 04)
The relevant parts from lsmod:

Code:
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 says:
``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?

lems
 
Old 07-22-2013, 02:40 AM   #2
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As I understand it, your chipset has a GMA 900. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GMA_900#GMA_900
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However, the architecture still lacks support for hardware transform and lighting and the similar vertex shader technologies.
So it appears that your hardware does not support shader technologies that Google Earth 7 expects.
 
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Old 07-22-2013, 05:22 AM   #3
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D'oh! I should have checked wikipedia first. Thanks for your answer, allend. Guess I'll stick to 6 then.
 
  


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