User in Problem

Nigel Sollars nsollars at
Sat Jun 12 05:37:30 PDT 2010

You might want to check out whats supported by gallium3d, Ubuntu 10.04 uses
it as my older laptop has an ati x1400 in it and has been given a new lease
on life with this one.

On Sat, Jun 12, 2010 at 3:15 AM, Felix Miata <mrmazda at> wrote:

> On 2010/06/11 11:20 (GMT-0400) eddyrobert at composed:
> > Hello, I am a new user of linux, specially I use ubuntu 10.04. I think it
> is one of the
> > best linux distributions, but i have a serious problem with the
> recongnition of my video
> > chipset and the 3d.
> > My board is an asus p4bp-mx with a microprocessor celeron D 2.13 Mghz and
> 1 GB of ram and
> > the video card is an onboard intel i845G

i845G is the integrated chipset the Video adapter will read something like
I845GM/L or GL ( various models ).

> > The specific problem is that in this case ubuntu as well as any other
> linux distribution
> > is using the driver i915 by default and that prevents me from using the
> 3d effects or any

i915 is the Xorg driver for this one, it incorporates all Intel chipsets for
video.  What might help is an output from your Xorg log to see what its
currently doing.

You may need to manually enable dri/dri2 manually to enable 3D support, a
quick google shows this may cause instability also seems ymmv.


> > program or game that requeires that.
> > Is there any way I can have the 3d effects working? , since in windows 7
> the 3d works ok,
> > what can i do to have them work on Ubuntu 10.04 32 bits.
> > I am not an expert in this kind of matters so i hope you can help me with
> this.
> I have multiple systems with i845G video. As I understand it, most FOSS
> Intel
> driver manpower actually comes from Intel, which has chosen to limit effort
> keeping older chipsets working as Xorg technology evolves, in large part
> due
> to lack of working systems available with old chips to perform development
> work.
> In contrast to Windows, for which drivers once written will continue to
> work,
> drivers for Xorg need to be adapted to its evolutionary changes. Unless
> people with older hardware step up with manpower to do the adaptation,
> people
> using older chips will need to stick with older Xorg versions that had
> working drivers for the old er chips. Released versions of the latest
> drivers
> for i845G do work as they once did (2D only), just not with the
> evolutionary
> bling (3D) that didn't exist when i845G was a contemporary design.

> IOW, if you want modern bling, and cannot assist the Intel developers in
> getting your old video chip to work, you need modern hardware. Many
> motherboards with i845G onboard also came with an AGP video card slot to
> enable bling for those who must have it. Even a PCI video card can suffice
> for those who just have to have their bling. As for me, 2D is good enough.
> --
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