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Do I need a graphics card?

Postby phd7 on Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:30 am

Hi,
Below ie the printout from lspci.
I can hear audio from a DVD but onle see a green screen. I have tried the various decoders from the drop down list and changed the region to "2"
Should my system allow me to view DVDs or do I need a graphics card. If I do need one, can someone tell give me required specs to point me in the right direction.
Thanks
cpdl@pdl-desktop ~ $ lspci
00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82810 GMCH (Graphics Memory Controller Hu b) (rev 03)
00:01.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82810 (CGC) Chipset Graphics Controller (rev 03)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801AA PCI Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801AA ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801AA IDE Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801AA USB Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801AA SMBus Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.5 Multimedia audio controller: Intel Corporation 82801AA AC'97 Audio Contr oller (rev 02)
01:04.0 Communication controller: Intel Corporation 536EP Data Fax Modem
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Re: Do I need a graphics card?

Postby ppine on Wed Feb 04, 2009 5:44 pm

I was just wondering,

After you installed mint and used command's like lspci. How is it possible to ask the question, if u need a graphics card?

Anyway, the answer is: you already have a graphic card, one from intel, so it says in the lspci output.

Probally a driver issue, try adjusting some output settings in mplayer first to see what happens.
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Re: Do I need a graphics card?

Postby phd7 on Thu Feb 05, 2009 6:58 am

ppine wrote:I was just wondering,

After you installed mint and used command's like lspci. How is it possible to ask the question, if u need a graphics card?

Anyway, the answer is: you already have a graphic card, one from intel, so it says in the lspci output.

Probally a driver issue, try adjusting some output settings in mplayer first to see what happens.
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