graphics card configuration.

Wybo Dekker wybo at
Thu Apr 30 20:49:04 UTC 2009

Aart Koelewijn wrote:
> 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
>> slowly...
>> 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. 

It was activated

> If not, activate and 
> reload your source lists (f.i with "sudo apt-get update"). 

I did that anyway

> After that go 
> to System > Administration > Hardware drivers and activate the 
> recommended drivers.

but nothing was there...

> 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.

The card is an integrated Intel 865G, the monitor a Medion MD7212AZ

Just in case it might help, this is what SuSE's hardware scan tells 
about the card:

   111: udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_8086_2572'
   pci.product_id = 9586 (0x2572)
   pci.subsys_product = 'D530 sff(dc578av)'
   info.subsystem = 'pci'
   pci.vendor_id = 32902 (0x8086)
   info.product = '82865G Integrated Graphics Controller'
   linux.hotplug_type = 2 (0x2)
   pci.subsys_product_id = 4796 (0x12bc)
   linux.subsystem = 'pci'
   info.udi = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/pci_8086_2572'
   pci.subsys_vendor_id = 4156 (0x103c)
   pci.device_class = 3 (0x3)
   pci.device_subclass = 0 (0x0)
   pci.device_protocol = 0 (0x0)
   linux.sysfs_path = '/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0'
   pci.vendor = 'Intel Corporation'
   info.parent = '/org/freedesktop/Hal/devices/computer'
   info.vendor = 'Intel Corporation'
   pci.linux.sysfs_path = '/sys/devices/pci0000:00/0000:00:02.0'
   pci.product = '82865G Integrated Graphics Controller'
   pci.subsys_vendor = 'Hewlett-Packard Company'


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