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    Default video driver upgrade??

    I recently upgraded from SUSE 11.2 to version 12.2

    now I am having problems with running Google Earth, it was running well on the previous
    version now it will not run, an error message appears that my video card is not capable
    of 3D.

    do I need to upgrade the video driver if possible?

    1. where do I find a driver
    2. how should I install it
    3. does Suse have the latest driver
    4
    5
    6 what else should I look for

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    At the Intel.com support I found:

    https://downloadcenter.intel.com/Det...13815&lang=eng

    which listed these under the same download

    Intel® G45 Express Chipset
    Mobile Intel® 945GM Express Chipset Family

    which lead to

    Intel® Graphics Drivers for Linux*
    URL Location: http://www.intellinuxgraphics.org/

    with downloads for

    Installer for ubuntu 12.04
    Installer for fedora 17
    Source Code

    and others

    but no listing for SUSE (or does the Fedora rpm work for Suse)

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    Laptop info
    Toshiba Satellite P205 S6307

    CPU Information
    Processor (CPU): Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2130 @ 1.86GHz
    Speed: 800.00 MHz
    Cores: 2

    Display Info
    Vendor: Intel Corporation
    Model: 945 GM
    2D driver: intel
    3D driver: Unknown classic (8.0.4)

    Memory Information
    Total memory (RAM): 2.0 GiB
    Free memory: 908.4 MiB (+ 775.3 MiB Caches)
    Free swap: 2.0 GiB

    OS Information
    OS: Linux 3.4.33-2.24-default i686
    Current user: eric@linux-36ko.site
    System: openSUSE 12.2 (i586)
    KDE: 4.8.5 (4.8.5) "release 2"

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    Default Re: video driver upgrade??

    The openSUSE kernel and xorg already includes 3d drivers for intel cards. You might try running google earth from the terminal to see what error messages it shows. Do other 3d programs work correctly? Try running this to see which version of the intel driver is installed:
    Code:
    rpm -q xf86-video-intel
    If nothing returns, try installing it by running:
    Code:
    zypper in xf86-video-intel Mesa
    I might also ask, what is the output of
    Code:
    glxinfo | grep render

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    Default Re: video driver upgrade??

    If I'm allowed to post here, may I ask the same but for a Nvidia 9800GT? I did the EasyInstall and some openGL libraries were missing. What's the best way to install the driver and prevent the system to crash?

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    Default Re: video driver upgrade??

    Quote Originally Posted by amarildojr View Post
    If I'm allowed to post here, may I ask the same but for a Nvidia 9800GT? I did the EasyInstall and some openGL libraries were missing. What's the best way to install the driver and prevent the system to crash?
    What output do you get if you run it from a terminal window?

    Not sure if that is your problem, but google-earth is a 32bit application. If you are running on a 64bit you have to additionally install some 32bit libraries as well to be able to run it. In this case please run:
    Code:
    sudo zypper in Mesa-32bit

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    Default Re: video driver upgrade??

    I fixed this issue with the thread bellow, but in there you'll see that something weird happened.

    I'm on a Ubuntu liveCD compressing a folder (couldnt do it on openSUSE, see here), I can post the out put in a few moments.

    https://forums.opensuse.org/english/...hows-text.html

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    Default Re: video driver upgrade??

    Quote Originally Posted by nightwishfan View Post
    The openSUSE kernel and xorg already includes 3d drivers for intel cards. You might try running google earth from the terminal to see what error messages it shows. Do other 3d programs work correctly? Try running this to see which version of the intel driver is installed:
    Code:
    rpm -q xf86-video-intel

    ok here's the output
    eric@linux-36ko:~> rpm -q xf86-video-intel
    xf86-video-intel-2.20.3-1.8.1.i586

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightwishfan View Post
    If nothing returns, try installing it by running:
    Code:
    zypper in xf86-video-intel Mesa
    =skipped=
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    Quote Originally Posted by nightwishfan View Post
    I might also ask, what is the output of
    Code:
    glxinfo | grep render
    and the output for this one

    eric@linux-36ko:~> glxinfo | grep render
    direct rendering: Yes
    OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) 945GM x86/MMX/SSE2
    eric@linux-36ko:~>

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    Default Re: video driver upgrade??

    Quote Originally Posted by trout94sierra View Post
    and the output for this one

    eric@linux-36ko:~> glxinfo | grep render
    direct rendering: Yes
    OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI Intel(R) 945GM x86/MMX/SSE2
    eric@linux-36ko:~>
    Well, glxinfo says your driver is capable of 3D.

    So what output do you get when you run google-earth in a konsole window? (Maybe you have some required package missing)

  8. #8

    Default [Solved] Re: video driver upgrade??

    Well it seems that it is fixed .. I went in and deleted Google Earth again ... rebooted ... did some other computer work ...
    logged off .. rebooted .. then re-installed Google Earth and now it works just fine ...

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