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    Question Updating Intel Mobile Driver 945GM for dummies?

    Hello. I believe I have to update my drivers to get OpenGL 2 since I get this error when running a game:
    Fatal Error: OpenGL 2.0 not available.
    I've tried to find info on my own on how to update but it seems very advanced. Can anyone please help me how to do it.
    I looked at this http://intellinuxgraphics.org/download.html and found this: http://intellinuxgraphics.org/install.html - Is there really no easier way?

    This my my GFX info:
    VGA compatible controller: Intel Corporation Mobile 945GM/GMS, 943/940GML Express Integrated Graphics Controller (rev 03)
    Thank you.

    EDIT:
    Seems like there is no openGL 2 drivers for linux and intel. Is this true? :'( If so I have to go back to windows
    Last edited by Charkel; December 8th, 2009 at 09:14 PM.

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    Re: Updating Intel Mobile Driver 945GM for dummies?

    if you want to try updating your driver to an unstable but newer one, use this guy; very simple process but risky.
    https://launchpad.net/~xorg-edgers/+archive/ppa

    i don't really know about opengl versions; what are you trying to play? i am able to get Quake 3 arena to run on my intel card (unplayable, but it runs nonetheless), which is definitely an opengl game, but i'm not sure if it's 2.0.

    generally speaking though, windows is a better bet for games for intel cards, the linux drivers get about 1/4 the performance that the windows drivers get.

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    Re: Updating Intel Mobile Driver 945GM for dummies?

    Quote Originally Posted by triplesick View Post
    if you want to try updating your driver to an unstable but newer one, use this guy; very simple process but risky.
    https://launchpad.net/~xorg-edgers/+archive/ppa

    i don't really know about opengl versions; what are you trying to play? i am able to get Quake 3 arena to run on my intel card (unplayable, but it runs nonetheless), which is definitely an opengl game, but i'm not sure if it's 2.0.

    generally speaking though, windows is a better bet for games for intel cards, the linux drivers get about 1/4 the performance that the windows drivers get.
    Tried to play Heroes Of Newerth. Managed to get it to run by installing mesa. I managed to start it but the lag was so heavy i couln't do anything. My card can handle it in Windows. But I guess there isn't enough drivers made for Linux yet

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