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I'm new to enlightenment. How do I enable the intel drivers?

 

root@desktop:/home/ron# lspci -v

00:00.0 Host bridge: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[brookdale-G]/GE/PE DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface (rev 01)

Subsystem: Dell Device 0160

Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0

Memory at f0000000 (32-bit, prefetchable)

Capabilities: [e4] Vendor Specific Information <?>

Kernel driver in use: agpgart-intel

Kernel modules: intel-agp

 

00:02.0 VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 01)

Subsystem: Dell Device 0160

Flags: bus master, fast devsel, latency 0, IRQ 16

Memory at e8000000 (32-bit, prefetchable)

Memory at feb80000 (32-bit, non-prefetchable)

Capabilities: [d0] Power Management version 1

Kernel driver in use: i915

Kernel modules: i915

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Is your graphics card not working by default? It should work with the FOSS drivers built into the kernel.

 

~Jeff

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ron@desktop:~/Downloads$ ./compiz-check_0-4-6

 

Gathering information about your system...

 

Distribution: Ubuntu 10.04

Desktop environment: Unknown

Graphics chip: Intel Corporation 82845G/GL[brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device (rev 01)

Driver in use: vesa

Rendering method: AIGLX

 

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

 

Checking for hardware/setup problems... [sKIP]

 

At least one check had to be skipped:

Error: vesa driver in use

 

Would you like to know more? (Y/n) y

 

The vesa driver is not capable of running Compiz, you need to install

the proper driver for your graphics card.

 

ron@desktop:~/Downloads$

 

glxgears does work but 3d games do not

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3d games do not

 

Please define "does not work". If GLXGears works then your 3D drivers are working fine and it odds are is either an issue with the game or your card is just not powerful enough.

 

~Jeff

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Please define "does not work". If GLXGears works then your 3D drivers are working fine and it odds are is either an issue with the game or your card is just not powerful enough.

 

Games will start but are real slowwww. It's not the best card but it is capable of playing 3d games under other distros. Knoppix, puppy and Ubuntu (before 9.10) picks up automatically on it. My question is how do I find out the driver I'm using and is there a way to change it in enlightenment.

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Please try installing the early build of the 2.6.38 kernel via synaptic. It has newer FOSS drivers that should provide better 3D support.

 

Also, just to check - you haven't loaded any extra E modules have you? I've noticed E's built in compositing manager slows things up some currently (Working on getting that working better)

 

~Jeff

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Ecomorph:

 

Checking for texture_from_pixmap: not present.

Trying again with indirect rendering:

Checking for texture_from_pixmap: present.

Checking for non power of two support: present.

Checking for Composite extension: present.

Checking screen 1Comparing resolution (1280x1024) to maximize 3D texture size (4096): Passed.

Checking for Software Rasterizer: present.

Software rasterizer detected. aborting

LSHW

ron@desktop:~$ sudo lshw

[sudo] password for ron:

desktop

description: Space-saving Computer

product: Dimension 2400

vendor: Dell Computer Corporation

serial: 2M1KT31

width: 32 bits

capabilities: smbios-2.3 dmi-2.3 smp-1.4 smp

configuration: administrator_password=enabled boot=normal chassis=space-saving cpus=1 power-on_password=enabled uuid=44454C4C-4D00-1031-804B-B2C04F543331

*-core

description: Motherboard

product: 0C2425

vendor: Dell Computer Corp.

physical id: 0

version: A00

serial: ..CN1374039S02UN.

*-firmware

description: BIOS

vendor: Dell Computer Corporation

physical id: 0

version: A03 (09/19/2003)

size: 64KiB

capacity: 448KiB

capabilities: pci pnp apm upgrade shadowing escd cdboot bootselect edd int13floppytoshiba int5printscreen int9keyboard int14serial int17printer acpi usb ls120boot biosbootspecification netboot

*-cpu

description: CPU

product: Intel® Pentium® 4 CPU 2.53GHz

vendor: Intel Corp.

physical id: 400

bus info: cpu@0

version: 15.2.7

slot: Microprocessor

size: 2533MHz

capacity: 3200MHz

width: 32 bits

clock: 533MHz

capabilities: boot fpu fpu_exception wp vme de pse tsc msr pae mce cx8 apic mtrr pge mca cmov pat pse36 clflush dts acpi mmx fxsr sse sse2 ss ht tm pbe up pebs bts cid xtpr

configuration: id=0

*-cache:0

description: L1 cache

physical id: 700

size: 8KiB

capacity: 8KiB

capabilities: internal write-back data

*-cache:1

description: L2 cache

physical id: 701

size: 512KiB

capacity: 512KiB

capabilities: internal varies unified

*-memory

description: System Memory

physical id: 1000

slot: System board or motherboard

size: 2GiB

*-bank:0

description: DIMM SDRAM Synchronous 333 MHz (3.0 ns)

physical id: 0

slot: DIMM_1

size: 1GiB

width: 64 bits

clock: 333MHz (3.0ns)

*-bank:1

description: DIMM SDRAM Synchronous 333 MHz (3.0 ns)

physical id: 1

slot: DIMM_2

size: 1GiB

width: 64 bits

clock: 333MHz (3.0ns)

*-pci

description: Host bridge

product: 82845G/GL[brookdale-G]/GE/PE DRAM Controller/Host-Hub Interface

vendor: Intel Corporation

physical id: 100

bus info: pci@0000:00:00.0

version: 01

width: 32 bits

clock: 33MHz

configuration: driver=agpgart-intel

resources: irq:0 memory:f0000000-f7ffffff

*-display

description: VGA compatible controller

product: 82845G/GL[brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device

vendor: Intel Corporation

physical id: 2

bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0

version: 01

width: 32 bits

clock: 33MHz

capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list rom

configuration: driver=i915 latency=0

resources: irq:16 memory:e8000000-efffffff memory:feb80000-febfffff

*-usb:0

description: USB Controller

product: 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #1

vendor: Intel Corporation

physical id: 1d

bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.0

version: 01

width: 32 bits

clock: 33MHz

capabilities: bus_master

configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0

resources: irq:16 ioport:ff80(size=32)

*-usb:1

description: USB Controller

product: 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #2

vendor: Intel Corporation

physical id: 1d.1

bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.1

version: 01

width: 32 bits

clock: 33MHz

capabilities: bus_master

configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0

resources: irq:19 ioport:ff60(size=32)

*-usb:2

description: USB Controller

product: 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) USB UHCI Controller #3

vendor: Intel Corporation

physical id: 1d.2

bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.2

version: 01

width: 32 bits

clock: 33MHz

capabilities: bus_master

configuration: driver=uhci_hcd latency=0

resources: irq:18 ioport:ff40(size=32)

*-usb:3

description: USB Controller

product: 82801DB/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-M) USB2 EHCI Controller

vendor: Intel Corporation

physical id: 1d.7

bus info: pci@0000:00:1d.7

version: 01

width: 32 bits

clock: 33MHz

capabilities: pm debug bus_master cap_list

configuration: driver=ehci_hcd latency=0

resources: irq:23 memory:ffa80800-ffa80bff

*-pci

description: PCI bridge

product: 82801 PCI Bridge

vendor: Intel Corporation

physical id: 1e

bus info: pci@0000:00:1e.0

version: 81

width: 32 bits

clock: 33MHz

capabilities: pci bus_master

resources: ioport:d000(size=4096) memory:fe900000-feafffff

*-communication

description: Modem

product: BCM4212 v.90 56k modem

vendor: Broadcom Corporation

physical id: 5

bus info: pci@0000:01:05.0

version: 02

width: 32 bits

clock: 33MHz

capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list

configuration: driver=serial latency=64

resources: irq:17 memory:fe9fd000-fe9fdfff ioport:dff0(size=16)

*-network

description: Ethernet interface

product: BCM4401 100Base-T

vendor: Broadcom Corporation

physical id: 9

bus info: pci@0000:01:09.0

logical name: eth0

version: 01

serial: 00:0d:56:08:13:08

size: 100MB/s

capacity: 100MB/s

width: 32 bits

clock: 33MHz

capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list rom ethernet physical mii 10bt 10bt-fd 100bt 100bt-fd autonegotiation

configuration: autonegotiation=on broadcast=yes driver=b44 driverversion=2.0 duplex=full ip=192.168.2.2 latency=64 link=yes multicast=yes port=twisted pair speed=100MB/s

resources: irq:17 memory:fe9fe000-fe9fffff memory:fea00000-fea03fff

*-isa

description: ISA bridge

product: 82801DB/DBL (ICH4/ICH4-L) LPC Interface Bridge

vendor: Intel Corporation

physical id: 1f

bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.0

version: 01

width: 32 bits

clock: 33MHz

capabilities: isa bus_master

configuration: latency=0

*-ide

description: IDE interface

product: 82801DB (ICH4) IDE Controller

vendor: Intel Corporation

physical id: 1f.1

bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.1

logical name: scsi0

logical name: scsi1

version: 01

width: 32 bits

clock: 33MHz

capabilities: ide bus_master emulated

configuration: driver=ata_piix latency=0

resources: irq:18 ioport:1f0(size=8) ioport:3f6 ioport:170(size=8) ioport:376 ioport:ffa0(size=16) memory:feb7fc00-feb7ffff

*-disk:0

description: ATA Disk

product: ST3250620A

vendor: Seagate

physical id: 0

bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0

logical name: /dev/sda

version: 3.AA

serial: 9QE593ZN

size: 232GiB (250GB)

capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos

configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=00039ec7

*-volume:0

description: Windows NTFS volume

physical id: 1

bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,1

logical name: /dev/sda1

logical name: /media/sda1

version: 3.1

serial: 2c6b136a-856b-b747-9813-bf086e6423da

size: 97GiB

capacity: 97GiB

capabilities: primary bootable ntfs initialized

configuration: clustersize=4096 created=2010-12-16 01:08:54 filesystem=ntfs mount.fstype=fuseblk mount.options=rw,nosuid,nodev,relatime,user_id=0,group_id=0,allow_other,blksize=4096 state=mounted

*-volume:1

description: Linux swap volume

physical id: 2

bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,2

logical name: /dev/sda2

version: 1

serial: a0153742-698a-4ae0-b94c-bb670f705957

size: 2769MiB

capacity: 2769MiB

capabilities: primary nofs swap initialized

configuration: filesystem=swap pagesize=4096

*-volume:2

description: Extended partition

physical id: 3

bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,3

logical name: /dev/sda3

size: 122GiB

capacity: 122GiB

capabilities: primary extended partitioned partitioned:extended

*-logicalvolume

description: Linux filesystem partition

physical id: 5

logical name: /dev/sda5

logical name: /

capacity: 122GiB

configuration: mount.fstype=ext3 mount.options=rw,relatime,errors=remount-ro,barrier=0,data=ordered state=mounted

*-volume:3

description: EXT3 volume

vendor: Linux

physical id: 4

bus info: scsi@0:0.0.0,4

logical name: /dev/sda4

logical name: /media/sda4

version: 1.0

serial: 6b466854-7496-464b-83d5-1e5456ad6028

size: 10166MiB

capacity: 10166MiB

capabilities: primary journaled extended_attributes large_files recover ext3 ext2 initialized

configuration: created=2010-02-10 21:21:39 filesystem=ext3 label=backup modified=2011-03-17 03:59:46 mount.fstype=ext3 mount.options=rw,relatime,errors=continue,barrier=0,data=ordered mounted=2011-03-17 03:59:46 state=mounted

*-cdrom

description: DVD-RAM writer

product: DVD A DH20A4P

vendor: ATAPI

physical id: 1

bus info: scsi@1:0.0.0

logical name: /dev/cdrom

logical name: /dev/cdrw

logical name: /dev/dvd

logical name: /dev/dvdrw

logical name: /dev/scd0

logical name: /dev/sr0

version: 9P57

capabilities: removable audio cd-r cd-rw dvd dvd-r dvd-ram

configuration: ansiversion=5 status=nodisc

*-disk:1

description: ATA Disk

product: WDC WD300BB-75DE

vendor: Western Digital

physical id: 0.1.0

bus info: scsi@1:0.1.0

logical name: /dev/sdb

version: 05.0

serial: WD-WMAD13987325

size: 27GiB (30GB)

capabilities: partitioned partitioned:dos

configuration: ansiversion=5 signature=000bcee0

*-volume:0

description: EXT3 volume

vendor: Linux

physical id: 1

bus info: scsi@1:0.1.0,1

logical name: /dev/sdb1

logical name: /media/sdb1

version: 1.0

serial: 5996192c-ce5f-4f42-bd11-d37e75ad72db

size: 26GiB

capacity: 26GiB

capabilities: primary journaled large_files ext3 ext2 initialized

configuration: created=2008-08-10 07:11:59 filesystem=ext3 modified=2011-03-16 18:46:38 mount.fstype=ext3 mount.options=rw,relatime,errors=continue,barrier=0,data=ordered mounted=2011-03-16 18:33:43 state=mounted

*-volume:1

description: Linux swap volume

physical id: 2

bus info: scsi@1:0.1.0,2

logical name: /dev/sdb2

version: 1

serial: c9e3f9d7-6ac7-42b0-9cde-7d121b184a82

size: 996MiB

capacity: 996MiB

capabilities: primary nofs swap initialized

configuration: filesystem=swap pagesize=4096

*-serial UNCLAIMED

description: SMBus

product: 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) SMBus Controller

vendor: Intel Corporation

physical id: 1f.3

bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.3

version: 01

width: 32 bits

clock: 33MHz

configuration: latency=0

resources: ioport:eda0(size=32)

*-multimedia

description: Multimedia audio controller

product: 82801DB/DBL/DBM (ICH4/ICH4-L/ICH4-M) AC'97 Audio Controller

vendor: Intel Corporation

physical id: 1f.5

bus info: pci@0000:00:1f.5

version: 01

width: 32 bits

clock: 33MHz

capabilities: pm bus_master cap_list

configuration: driver=Intel ICH latency=0

resources: irq:17 ioport:ee00(size=256) ioport:edc0(size=64) memory:feb7fa00-feb7fbff memory:feb7f900-feb7f9ff

*-network DISABLED

description: Ethernet interface

physical id: 1

logical name: vboxnet0

serial: 0a:00:27:00:00:00

capabilities: ethernet physical

configuration: broadcast=yes multicast=yes

ron@desktop:~$

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Ron - if the games are running, the driver is installed and working (it's in the kernel). Can you try the newer kernel per the suggestion in my last post please?

 

~Jeff

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You may check whether the intel driver is working or not by checking the Xorg.0.log

 

$ cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep intel

 

Or manually add these lines to xorg.conf file:

Section "Device"

Identifier "Intel 845G"

Driver "intel"

#Option "AccelMethod" "EXA"

EndSection

 

I added xorg-edgers Personal Package Archive to repository. Just open a console and type these commands to add this PPA your system:

 

$ sudo add-apt-repository ppa:xorg-edgers/ppa 
$ sudo apt-get update

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In fact I dunno what exactly a PPA is. But I was having problems to change screen resolution permanently. I added something like this to my xorg.conf file:

 

Section "Monitor"

Identifier "Monitor0"

Option "PreferredMode" "800x600"

Option "TargetRefresh" "85"

Option "Position" "0 0"

EndSection

 

But it didn't work I suppose. So I decided to try the latest drivers. And find this PPA from this page:

 

http://intellinuxgraphics.org/install.html

 

I have a very old Intel 815 chipset graphics card in this computer. After installing the latest driver I think there is a minor performance increase.

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Hımm. I missed the link and didn't read your post when I replied this.

 

Yes, you may be right. I didn't ever think about security issues when using software from Personal Package Archives. I suppose it is a bit different than building software from scratch.

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