graphics card configuration.
aart at mtack.xs4all.nl
Thu Apr 30 19:24:55 UTC 2009
On Thu, 30 Apr 2009 19:53:32 +0200, Wybo Dekker wrote:
> Derek Broughton wrote:
>> What exactly is your problem?
> It began with googleearth telling me that:
> You are currently running Google Earth in 'OpenGL' with software
> emulation. In this mode, Google Earth will work, but it will run very
> And then I realized that X is indeed slower than it was under SuSE-11.0.
> As regards my last question: Is there a tool to help with the
> configuration? - I had the SaX-tool in SuSE-11.0, what is the
> ubuntu-tool for it - or does it not exist?
It looks like you need the restricted driver for your graphics card.
Go to System > Administration > Software Sources and check if Proprietary
drivers for devices (restricted) is activated. If not, activate and
reload your source lists (f.i with "sudo apt-get update"). After that go
to System > Administration > Hardware drivers and activate the
recommended drivers. After that you will have to log out and log in again
or maybe even reboot. If after this Google Earth still reports problems
come back for more help and tell us what graphics card you have, but in
most cases this should be the solution.
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