Intel Graphics on 13.04

Nio Wiklund nio.wiklund at
Sun Apr 7 08:03:57 UTC 2013

Hi Aere and Ali,

I'm testing the same graphics problem in an old IBM Thinkcentre with

'VGA compatible controller, Intel Corporation 82865G Integrated Graphics
Controller (rev 02) (prog-if 00 [VGA controller])'.

The driver reported by lshw is the same as yours Ali, i915. And I have
the same ugly background picture rendering as Aere. I suspect it is
falling back to 256 colours.

I have tried with some vga boot options, but it does not help. The
plymouth splash screen looks good (no colour artifacts) but the Lubuntu
wallpaper is bad. Some of the other wallpapers look good though, for
example on with a fish.
The Lubuntu, Kubuntu and Xubuntu desktops are installed and work well in
this computer, where my son is also playing CD games in Windows XP.

I haven't tried Lubuntu 12.10 in this computer.

Best regards

On 2013-04-07 09:01, Ali Linx (amjjawad) wrote:
> Hi,
> From LXTerminal, please run:
> sudo lshw -C display
> Mine is:
> *-display:0             
>        description: VGA compatible controller
>        product: Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics
> Controller
>        vendor: Intel Corporation
>        physical id: 2
>        bus info: pci at 0000:00:02.0
>        version: 03
>        width: 32 bits
>        clock: 33MHz
>        capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
>        configuration: *driver=i915* latency=0
>        resources: irq:16 memory:feb80000-febfffff ioport:ec00(size=8)
> memory:d0000000-dfffffff memory:feb40000-feb7ffff
> With your output and where it says "driver", what does it show? mine is
> in red.
> Thanks!
> On Sun, Apr 7, 2013 at 8:12 AM, Aere Greenway <Aere at
> <mailto:Aere at>> wrote:
>     All:
>     I noticed in both beta's, that on my Dell Dimension DX1100 machine
>     (which only has Intel graphics, and no slot for a graphics card),
>     that the color gradients are choppy (not smooth).
>     Does anyone know if this is a temporary thing, or is it more
>     permanent, such as discontinued support for intel graphics?
>     Or is it something that fixes itself after installing the actual
>     release version yet to come?
>     I don't want to upgrade my primary machine unless I know the
>     graphics will work (and not be ugly).
>     -- 
>     Sincerely,
>     Aere

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