New laptop - Fujitsu Lifebook A1110, issues with opengl rendering

Philip Wyett philwyett at
Sun Dec 28 10:39:45 UTC 2008

On Sat, 2008-12-27 at 21:29 -0800, David Fox wrote:
> My desktop runs a fully functional Ubuntu Intrepid, updated using
> nvidia drivers for comparison purposes. Opengl apps suclledh as
> stellarium and celestia (two apps I have also tried running on the
> laptop on Vista) run fine and there are no display artifacts on either
> the Windows Vista or the Intrepid on the desktop machine that runs an
> nvidia geforce 6100 chipset on the motherboard, using the latest 177
> driver on it as well.
> My new laptop has as its display adapter a Intel Mobile graphics
> chipset 4 - and these same applications run fine on Vista.
> They run not as well, sadly, on the Ubuntu 8.10 I install I etdid last
> week and updated everything to latest repositories a few days ago.
> Specifically, I get blocky and incomplete text in stellarium, and
> bleed through from other apps (amarok for instance, it is quite
> noticeabler) in both stellarium and celestia, the two apps I tried so
> far. There is some discussion on the stellarium-developers list, which
> leads me to think there may be issues with the intel display driver in
> ubuntu, although I haven't tested this well enough to be sure it's the
> driver and if I should submit a bug report.
> Anyone else using this laptop or a laptop with a similar or identical
> video card that can be helpful to me?

The M4500 MHD graphics in your laptop is very new and the drivers will
take some to for bugs to be corrected be they in the driver itself or in
applications. I would suggest filing individual bugs with screenshots if
possible and any log files requested on Launchpad as once they are seen
by devs they can be more quickly assessed and maybe fixed.


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