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Graphic card and gameing questions

Postby Xaeon88 on Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:02 pm

Ok well I have been using Linux Mint for 2 days now, so I'm fairly new and I LOVE it! My question is... How do I look at what type of graphic card I have and what my specs are? I am on a Dell laptop and I really don't feel like tearing it apart just to see what it is.

I have downloaded Tremulous, Warsow, Nexuiz, and Open Arena. When I run Tremulous I get anywhere from 9FPS - 45FPS (on windows I get 90FPS). When I run Warsow I get about the same as tremulous (FPS wise). Nexuiz is even worse (I get anywhere from 5FPS - 30FPS)! Open Arena is the only one that runs halfway decent with about 60FPS

Now my other question is...Would it be something with my graphic card that I will have to update? I easily meet the recommended requirements for all of these games so that shouldn't be the probem. Also I have made sure that I turn off all the effects before I ran all the games (compiz fusion).

Thanks in advance! :)
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Re: Graphic card and gameing questions

Postby proxima_centauri on Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:05 pm

In terminal try
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lspci | grep VGA

if that returns nothing, just try
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lspci

and look for some kind of graphics card.

If you have an nvidia or ati card you might want to try the proprietary drivers.
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Re: Graphic card and gameing questions

Postby Xaeon88 on Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:10 pm

proxima_centauri wrote:In terminal try
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lspci | grep VGA

if that returns nothing, just try
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lspci

and look for some kind of graphics card.

If you have an nvidia or ati card you might want to try the proprietary drivers.


I have typed the first code and this is the output

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xaeon@mint ~ $ lspci | grep VGA
00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 915GM/GMS/910GML Express Graphics Controller (rev 03)


I am a little lost by what all this means. Should I do something about it or leave it alone?
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Re: Graphic card and gameing questions

Postby proxima_centauri on Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:18 pm

I believe you have an intergrated Intel graphics card.

Not much else you can do.

Post /etc/X11/xorg and we can tell you if your set up correctly.
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Re: Graphic card and gameing questions

Postby Xaeon88 on Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:24 pm

proxima_centauri wrote:I believe you have an intergrated Intel graphics card.

Not much else you can do.

Post /etc/X11/xorg and we can tell you if your set up correctly.


hmm I assume so...Here it is.

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Section "Device"
   Identifier   "Configured Video Device"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
   Identifier   "Configured Monitor"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
   Identifier   "Default Screen"
   Monitor      "Configured Monitor"
   Device      "Configured Video Device"
EndSection
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Re: Graphic card and gameing questions

Postby proxima_centauri on Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:39 pm

That's it??!?!....
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Re: Graphic card and gameing questions

Postby Xaeon88 on Sun Mar 08, 2009 8:50 pm

proxima_centauri wrote:That's it??!?!....


Yes.(Except I took out all the comments I figured you didn't need them)

Also here is some information I dug up about my graphics card if it matters.

Link: http://www.intel.com/products/chipsets/gma900/index.htm
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