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Newb question on video drivers

Postby poguec on Sat Feb 16, 2013 12:19 pm

I've dabbled with Linux, usually Ubuntu, for years but never really did much too hard.

I'm re-purposing a Lenovo T60 for use at home as a go to laptop for the couch and want to see if the screen resolution is at the max. It's showing 1024x768 now but since I'm the admin at my office I know this laptop can do 1280x1024 running Windows.

So I think I found video drivers from http://intellinuxgraphics.org/ but the instructions to install aren't working. I can do the configure command but the make command fails.

So the newb question, how the heck do you update your video drivers or find out if they are current for what's available?
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Re: Newb question on video drivers

Postby jungle_boy on Sun Feb 17, 2013 8:32 am

Open a terminal and:

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inxi -G


Post here the output.

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Re: Newb question on video drivers

Postby poguec on Sun Feb 17, 2013 10:58 am

Such a newb I forgot to include my version information, doy.

Mint 14 Mate is the version and here's the output from the command.

Graphics: Card: Intel Mobile 945GM/GMS 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller
X.Org: 1.13.0 drivers: intel (unloaded: fbdev,vesa) Resolution: 1024x768@60.0hz
GLX Renderer: Mesa DRI Intel 945GM x86/MMX/SSE2 GLX Version: 1.4 Mesa 9.0
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Re: Newb question on video drivers

Postby jungle_boy on Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:36 pm

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Re: Newb question on video drivers

Postby poguec on Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:42 pm

I'll look this over as soon as I can get to the laptop, thanks for the link!
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Re: Newb question on video drivers

Postby jungle_boy on Sun Feb 17, 2013 7:44 pm

Ok! :wink:
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