Drivers for emachine E525

Hello every body,
i am new user of openSuse, and i have a problem with my graphic driver, for exemple when i want run sketchup, i have a message “Sketchup can’t initialise OpenGl, Check your graphics driver”
i’ve a emachines e525 and my graphic card is a intel

thank you for your help

ps : if my graphic drivers is not upgrade i think the other are not upgrade, so if you can help me for other drivers, i am happy

for more information of my pc

Given the link you provided indicates your pc has an Intel® GMA 4500M, I suspect that means you are running openSUSE-11.2 ??? (as I do not think 11.1 will run well, nor possibly run on that graphic hardware).

What graphic driver are you using? Your choice is a bit limited with Intel.

Please read up on Intel practical graphic card theory (for openSUSE) here in post#3: openSUSE Graphic Card Practical Theory Guide for Users - openSUSE Forums

In addition to advising us as to what graphic driver you are using, can you also provide the output of running on your PC:

rpm -qa '*Mesa*'
rpm -qa '*driver*'

Before I forget, WELCOME to openSUSE and WELCOME to our forum.

thank you,

sorry, i am beginner, i use suse 11.2 and i do not have graphics drivers, i have
rpm-qa ‘* driver ':
and for rpm-qa ’
Mena *’ , i do not have anything

that is supposed to be:
rpm -qa ‘Mesa

You must be using some graphic drivers, else you would not be seeing any display.

Open the file /var/log/Xorg.0.log with a text editor and check its contents. Look for something like
(==) INTEL(0):
(**) INTEL(0):
which would suggest the Intel driver is being used.

(==) VESA(0):
(**) VESA(0):
which would suggest the VESA driver is being used.

Does that help you determine what driver ? There are also other indications in that file to help you determine the driver in use.

On 03/07/2010 05:46 PM, oldcpu wrote:
> Heimdallr18;2132538 Wrote:
>> and for rpm-qa ‘* Mena *’ , i do not have anything
> that is supposed to be:

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sorry, i have put mesa, it is when i have writing on the forum that i am wrong.

you right it’s better to be careful

Please note Linux is “case sensitive”, so there IS a difference between upper case and lower case characters.

Hence it is “Mesa” and NOT “mesa”. … ie:

rpm -qa '*Mesa*'

in xorg.0.log i have :

(==) intel(0): Depth 24, (–) framebuffer bpp 32
(==) intel(0): RGB weight 888
(==) intel(0): Default visual is TrueColor
(II) intel(0): Integrated Graphics Chipset: Intel(R) GM45
(–) intel(0): Chipset: “GM45”
(–) intel(0): Linear framebuffer at 0xC0000000
(–) intel(0): IO registers at addr 0xD0000000 size 4194304
(WW) intel(0): libpciaccess reported 0 rom size, guessing 64kB
(II) intel(0): No SDVO device is found in VBT
(II) intel(0): 2 display pipes available.

and for mesa i have :

Well that suggests to me that the xorg is loading the “intel” graphic driver. The “intel” driver is normally contained within the rpm “xorg-x11-driver-video”.

I am not familiar with the program sketchup … a quick surf suggested this is a Mac/Windows program. Is there a Linux version, or are you trying to run this under wine ?

Have you enabled special desktop effects on your desktop yet? Are you using KDE or Gnome ?

There is a driver update for Mesa, Mesa-32bit, xorg-x11-driver-video, xorg-x11-driver-video-radeonhd and xorg-x11-driver-input that you could install and try to see if it makes this better, but I would initially be suspicious wrt sketchup, as opposed to focussing on the graphic driver. In post #11 of this openSUSE practical theory guide, I provided a top level indication as to how this update could be done: openSUSE Graphic Card Practical Theory Guide for Users - openSUSE Forums - post#11

Please advise if you need more guidance.

yes i use kde and sketchup is run by wine.

so, after some search, i have my answer, it’s a bug in sketchup.

thank you for your help


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Michael Narh

Welcome to openSUSE forums. Note this is a forum manned by volunteers. We are not paid to provide support. Glad to read you are an openSUSE user like the rest of us.

Reference your laptop machine, can you perhaps tell us more about your laptop ? You call it an ‘emchine’. How about tell us the Model # ? The computer make ? ie Asus ? Dell ? Lenovo ? Acer ?

Please open a terminal/xterm/konsole and send the command:


and copy and paste the output and paste it here in this thread.

Also, take a look at this web page: HCL:Web cameras - openSUSE

What makes you think you need to download a driver ? Often with GNU/Linux the driver already comes as a kernel module ? What research have you done to indicate this is not the case with your laptop ?