COMPAQ SG3100Uk Graphics driver solved

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COMPAQ SG3100Uk Graphics driver solved

Postby louismullen » Fri Mar 28, 2008 3:39 pm

I am new to Linux and loving it. I need to find graphics driver for the on board graphics card in the COMPAQ SG3100Uk
pc. any help please

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Re: COMPAQ SG3100Uk Graphics driver

Postby Husse » Fri Mar 28, 2008 5:07 pm

Please always provide details of the computer - this time I'm pretty certain it has Intel 950 VGA - another time it's more than likely not possible to find out.
It should have the driver already installed, and it's (probably) called intel
There are a few variations but....
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Re: COMPAQ SG3100Uk Graphics driver

Postby louismullen » Fri Mar 28, 2008 8:18 pm

Husse wrote:Please always provide details of the computer - this time I'm pretty certain it has Intel 950 VGA - another time it's more than likely not possible to find out.
It should have the driver already installed, and it's (probably) called intel
There are a few variations but....


Hi Under
Control center it say intel 82945G/GZ Integrated Graphics Controller
and under
Adminstration - Screen and Graphics it says Graphics Card Intel 945
Driver Vesa Generic Vesa Compliant Video Cards
plug and Play
Screen is set at 1024 x 768 refresh 76hz

I have tried a few combinations without any improvemernt

The screen is pretty poor looking and when i run Google earth I get this message

......You are currently running Google Earth in 'OpenGL' with software emulation
we suggest you upgrade your graphics card driver.....

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Re: COMPAQ SG3100Uk Graphics driver

Postby Husse » Sat Mar 29, 2008 8:13 am

See - it is a 945 even though I found it to be a 950 (maybe the same - not sure at all) This shows the importance of facts.
You should have the

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xserver-xorg-video-intel

driver I think. Open Synaptic (Package manager) and search for it.
If it's not installed install it.
If it's installed change xorg.conf so that the driver is intel
For gnome

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gksudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

For KDE

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kdesu kate /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Find Section "Device" and change driver from "vesa" to "intel"
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Re: COMPAQ SG3100Uk Graphics driver

Postby louismullen » Sat Mar 29, 2008 10:39 am

Husse wrote:See - it is a 945 even though I found it to be a 950 (maybe the same - not sure at all) This shows the importance of facts.
You should have the

Code: Select all

xserver-xorg-video-intel

driver I think. Open Synaptic (Package manager) and search for it.
If it's not installed install it.
If it's installed change xorg.conf so that the driver is intel
For gnome

Code: Select all

gksudo gedit /etc/X11/xorg.conf

For KDE

Code: Select all

kdesu kate /etc/X11/xorg.conf

Find Section "Device" and change driver from "vesa" to "intel"


That worked. "i can see clearly now....."

Thanks

Louis


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