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    Graphics help!

    Hello, i am new to Ubuntu. I just got it the other day. I do not have windows installed on my computer. I've been told that i need to update my graphics card driver. My graphics card is Intel 945G, and i can't find a download anywhere. Please help, thanks.

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    Re: Graphics help!

    Hi Jabbar566. Welcome to the forum

    What version of Ubuntu are you running?
    What problems are you experiencing with your current driver?

    Regards.

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    Re: Graphics help!

    Hello, thanks for the fast reply . I have the latest version of Ubuntu, 13.04 i believe? When i had windows XP with this same computer, i was able to play Team Fortress 2. Now, when i try to play it, i get an OpenGL error. I had a look online, and it was suggested i update my drivers, but i can't find any. Thanks again.

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    Re: Graphics help!

    Could you open a terminal, run this commands, and post the results?
    Code:
    lsb_release -a
    
    apt-cache policy xserver-xorg-video-intel
    
    lsmod | grep -iE 'nvidia|intel|fglrx|radeon|nouveau|i915'
    
    apt-cache policy mesa-utils
    Regards.

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    Re: Graphics help!

    lsb_release -aNo LSB modules are available.
    Distributor ID: Ubuntu
    Description: Ubuntu 13.04
    Release: 13.04
    Codename: raring

    apt-cache policy xserver-xorg-video-intelxserver-xorg-video-intel:
    Installed: 2:2.21.6-0ubuntu4
    Candidate: 2:2.21.6-0ubuntu4
    Version table:
    *** 2:2.21.6-0ubuntu4 0
    500 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring/main i386 Packages
    100 /var/lib/dpkg/status






    lsmod | grep -iE 'nvidia|intel|fglrx|radeon|nouveau|i915'xserver-xorg-video-intel:
    Installed: 2:2.21.6-0ubuntu4
    Candidate: 2:2.21.6-0ubuntu4
    Version table:
    *** 2:2.21.6-0ubuntu4 0
    500 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring/main i386 Packages
    100 /var/lib/dpkg/status
    jabbar@jabbars-computer:~$ lsb_release -a
    No LSB modules are available.
    Distributor ID: Ubuntu
    Description: Ubuntu 13.04
    Release: 13.04
    Codename: raring
    jabbar@jabbars-computer:~$ lsmod | grep -iE 'nvidia|intel|fglrx|radeon|nouveau|i915'
    snd_intel8x0 33096 2
    snd_ac97_codec 105692 1 snd_intel8x0
    snd_pcm 80890 2 snd_ac97_codec,snd_intel8x0
    snd_page_alloc 14230 2 snd_intel8x0,snd_pcm
    i915 535507 4
    video 18894 1 i915
    drm_kms_helper 47545 1 i915
    drm 228750 5 i915,drm_kms_helper
    snd 56485 11 snd_ac97_codec,snd_intel8x0,snd_timer,snd_pcm,snd_ seq,snd_rawmidi,snd_seq_device
    i2c_algo_bit 13197 1 i915




    apt-cache policy mesa-utilsmesa-utils:
    Installed: (none)
    Candidate: 8.0.1+git20110129+d8f7d6b-0ubuntu2
    Version table:
    8.0.1+git20110129+d8f7d6b-0ubuntu2 0
    500 http://gb.archive.ubuntu.com/ubuntu/ raring/universe i386 Packages

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    Re: Graphics help!

    Thanks.

    You just may need to install mesa-utils. To do it, run these commands:
    Code:
    sudo apt-get update
    
    sudo apt-get install mesa-utils
    Hope it helps. Let us know how it goes.
    Regards.

    Caveat: Your card, as most cards, support 2 mayor graphic libraries: DirectX and OpenGL.Yours supports up to DirectX 9 and OpenGL 1.4 (read about it here). Team Fortress 2 most certainly uses DirectX in Windows. Unfortunately due to the fact that Ubuntu/Linux only supports OpenGL, and that your card only offers support for an old version of OpenGL, you may not going to have complete hardware acceleration.

    'mesa-utils' may solve the OpenGL dependencies, but I'm afraid is going to be software emulation. i.e., slower that Windows.

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    Re: Graphics help!

    Thanks for your help, but the problem is still there. Any other suggestions, apart from buying new pc/parts?

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    Re: Graphics help!

    Sorry to hear that.

    Could you run this command on a terminal, describes what graphics do yo see, and also paste any outpur from the terminal?
    Code:
    glxgears
    Regards.

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    Re: Graphics help!

    I see three spinning gears, no stuttering or anything, it's smooth. I also get this in terminal:

    Running synchronized to the vertical refresh. The framerate should be
    approximately the same as the monitor refresh rate.
    273 frames in 5.0 seconds = 54.572 FPS
    301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.020 FPS
    301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.020 FPS
    301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.019 FPS
    301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.019 FPS
    301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.020 FPS
    301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.020 FPS
    301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.014 FPS
    299 frames in 5.0 seconds = 59.625 FPS
    301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.016 FPS
    262 frames in 5.0 seconds = 52.245 FPS
    303 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.419 FPS
    302 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.222 FPS
    301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.018 FPS
    301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.017 FPS
    301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.023 FPS
    301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.015 FPS
    301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.022 FPS
    301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.020 FPS
    301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.023 FPS
    297 frames in 5.1 seconds = 58.443 FPS
    303 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.418 FPS
    301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.022 FPS
    301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.020 FPS
    301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.016 FPS
    301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.023 FPS
    301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.018 FPS
    301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.022 FPS
    302 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.220 FPS
    301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.019 FPS
    301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.021 FPS
    301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.019 FPS
    301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.004 FPS
    301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.033 FPS
    301 frames in 5.0 seconds = 60.022 FPS

    Do you need the rest? Because it keeps going.

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