why are there no drivers installed in my desktop?

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why are there no drivers installed in my desktop?

Postby Nerdio on Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:01 am

when i go to visual effects enabler it tells me that it is searching for drivers...then i go to control center hardware, hardware drivers and it tells me there are none...so is that like a program i need to use or something internal in my desktop?


inxi -Gresult: Card Matrox Graphics MGA G200 AGP X.Org 1.6.0 Res 1024x768@75.0hz
GLX Renderer Software Rasterizer GLX Version Yes



compiz-check reuslts: Distribution: Linux Mint 7
http://www.linuxmint.com/rel_gloria.php
Desktop environment: GNOME
Graphics chip: Matrox Graphics, Inc. MGA G200 AGP (rev 03)
Driver in use: mga
Rendering method: AIGLX

Checking if it's possible to run Compiz on your system...

Checking for texture_from_pixmap... [ OK ]
Checking for non power of two support... [ OK ]
Checking for composite extension... [ OK ]
Checking for FBConfig... [ OK ]
Checking for hardware/setup problems... [FAIL]

There has been (at least) one error detected with your setup:
Error: Software Rasterizer in use



also i have 512 ram in my desktop..

lspci result:


00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82815 815 Chipset Host Bridge and Memory Controller Hub (rev 02)
00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82815 815 Chipset AGP Bridge (rev 02)
00:1e.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corporation 82801 PCI Bridge (rev 02)
00:1f.0 ISA bridge: Intel Corporation 82801BA ISA Bridge (LPC) (rev 02)
00:1f.1 IDE interface: Intel Corporation 82801BA IDE U100 Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.2 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM USB Controller #1 (rev 02)
00:1f.3 SMBus: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM SMBus Controller (rev 02)
00:1f.4 USB Controller: Intel Corporation 82801BA/BAM USB Controller #1 (rev 02)
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: Matrox Graphics, Inc. MGA G200 AGP (rev 03)
02:09.0 Ethernet controller: ADMtek NC100 Network Everywhere Fast Ethernet 10/100 (rev 11)
02:0b.0 Multimedia audio controller: Ensoniq ES1371 [AudioPCI-97] (rev 07)
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Re: why are there no drivers installed in my desktop?

Postby lagagnon on Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:20 am

Open a terminal and type "inxi -G" and show us the output of that command.
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Re: why are there no drivers installed in my desktop?

Postby Aging Technogeek on Sun Nov 22, 2009 11:22 am

Please give some basic info about your computer - make, model, processor, clock freq, installed ram, etc.

Also, please run lspci (first letter is lower case L) in terminal and post the results here.

Once we have enough information, we can suggest a course of action.

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Nerdio,

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Re: why are there no drivers installed in my desktop?

Postby Nerdio on Sun Nov 22, 2009 5:43 pm

can anyone please help i've been waiting for a reply....for the whole day..i edited the question with more information... this website is extremely slow at helping, never in my life have i seen an answer this slow
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Re: why are there no drivers installed in my desktop?

Postby richyrich on Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:17 pm

How is anyone supposed to know when you just edit your first post? You should have Replied to them! Then it would have been noticed!

Error: Software Rasterizer in use

Means that your graphics card is not capable of 3D hardware rendering. It is using the best possible driver available (AIGLX). You may get some basic compositing, but it is not capable of full 3D effects, sorry! :(

If this is really important to you, you may have to consider upgrading your graphics card.

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Re: why are there no drivers installed in my desktop?

Postby lagagnon on Sun Nov 22, 2009 6:30 pm

Nerdio wrote:can anyone please help i've been waiting for a reply....for the whole day..i edited the question with more information... this website is extremely slow at helping, never in my life have i seen an answer this slow


Forum members are not at your beck and call. We are all volunteers who do this to help others - so you should not expect immediate nor even replies within less than 24 hours ( think about it : forum members are from around the world. They may not even be awake when you post). In fact, with your attitude you are lucky anyone posted back to you at all.

As richyrich says, plus read this, halfway down:
http://fedoraproject.org/wiki/RenderingProject/aiglx

That is an old video chip, unlikely to do any fancy rendering but you could try the latest driver from the Matrox website.
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