View Full Version : [ubuntu] How to choose the right OpenGL driver?

August 3rd, 2009, 06:37 AM
I have Ubuntu 8.04 on my laptop. Recently I tried to use a graphical software VMD to view some molecular dynamics simulations. It doesn't render points properly, when contacted the VMD forum they think it has to do with either GPU or choosing the right driver.

lshw gives

description: VGA compatible controller
product: Mobile GM965/GL960 Integrated Graphics Controller
vendor: Intel Corporation
physical id: 2
bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
version: 0c
width: 64 bits
clock: 33MHz
capabilities: vga_controller bus_master cap_list
configuration: latency=0

My question is how do I know which graphics driver I am using and whether it is the best choice or not?