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SignpostKateMiranda

Summary

Nvidia 9600 GT Unsupported

System

Intel Pentium (R) D CPU 3 GHZ Memory:2:00 GB OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 Graphics Card Vendor: GeForce Graphics Card: Nvidia 9600 GT Graphics Driver Version: 6.14.11.7474

More info

I receive a "Graphics Card Unsupported" message when trying to open Second Life. However the Graphics Card is listed in the GNU list as a 3, so I don't understand what is happening. It is happening with both the main release and the newest release candidate</nowiki></div>

SignpostMarv Martin

Summary

VBO appears to corrupt geometry after resizing from minimise

System

  • CPU: AMD (1833 Mhz)
  • Memory: 2048 MB
  • OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (Build 2600)
  • Graphics Card Vendor: ATI Technologies Inc.
  • Graphics Card: RADEON X800 GTO x86/MMX/3DNow!/SSE
    • System driver version: 8.351.0.0
    • Catalyst 7.3
  • OpenGL Version: 2.0.6388 WinXP Release

More info

  • No screenshots yet
  • I'll file a JIRA bug later


Dan Linden

Summary

AMD 1.3GHz, GeForce 3 crashes

System

AMD 1.3GHz, GeForce 3 (A system I no longer have)

More info

My old AMD 1.3GHz, GeForce 3 system and would crash when many objects or people were in view. Games such as Far Cry and UT 2004 also crashed. I found that if I ran these really old (2003) video drivers (http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp-2k_44.03.html) SL would run stable, but any newer drivers would crash. If you have a old (1 - 1.5 GHz) AMD and a GeForce 2,3, or 4 that's crashing, please send in the crash reports and then IM me. Alternately, try the old nVidia drivers.

Problem with Compaq Presario V6741US, Intel 965 Chip set: crashes and some bad fonts

PlanetThoughts Raymaker

Summary

The laptop, which is brand new, crashes fairly often, say every 20 minutes of light use. It can crash even while I am sitting still. Have not noticed a pattern to what may be causing the crashes externally - it may be some internal factors. Crashing occurs even when the laptop is connected directly to the LAN. There are no viruses present, and I use Trend Micro Anti-virus, and MS Firewall (Win XP).

I am wondering if running in a compatibility mode or what other setting, could make the difference.

System

CPU: Intel Core 2 Series Processor (1662 MHz) Memory: 2039 MB OS Version: Microsoft Windows 2000 (Build 2195) Graphics Card Vendor: Intel Graphics Card: Intel 965/963 Graphics Media Accelerator OpenGL Version: 1.5.0 - Build 7.14.10.4924 LLMozLib Version: 1.1.0 (Mozilla GRE:1.8.0.12_0000000000) Packets Lost: 0/9002 (0.0%) Viewer Digest: 6b1bac12-2a86-e

More info

I know Intel is not officially supported, but I did see a note that chip sets of 945 and above should work well. I have tried a number of different graphics and video settings, but this has not changed behavior. Also, some texts inside SL are perfectly normal and clear, while in other environments such as inside chat and IM windows, the text is terribly broken up (i and l literally look identical, as an example). I have MS Word 2003 with all fonts installed. What else to do??

TIA.

Comments

Intel graphic is officially supported. see here. I'm not sure but one of my friend had same trouble, and After he reset "chat text size" to default then the problems gone. Would you mind try it?
-- Nock Forager 02:23, 24 March 2008 (PDT)

I have the ATI Mobility FireGL V5200. It used to work but does not work any longer. That's really a shame because this is the video card standard on the IBM T60p and the laptop I was using to develop my own department conference room. I no longer have the ability to accomplish this and wish that were not the case.

--Michelle Eun 12:52, 26 September 2008 (PDT)

NVIDIA 9200M GS on Samsung Q310 laptop not supported?

System

  • Laptop: Samsung Q310 q310-ass1uk
  • OS: Windows Vista Home Premium 32bit SP1
  • CPU: Intel Core2duo P8600 @2.40GHz
  • RAM: 4GB
  • GPU: NVIDIA 9200m GS
  • Driver version: Forceware 176.24

More info

Despite the Samsung website proudly proclaiming compatibility, and updating video drivers, I get the "Second Life is unable to run because your video drivers did not install properly, are out of date...etc" message. I have successfully run Splinter Cell and Far Cry, suggesting video drivers are up to date and installed correctly. I note that NVIDIA 9000 series cards are not explicitly listed as supported. Are there plans to fix this?

--My Mauvaise 14:45, 27 October 2008 (UTC)

Known Driver Status

OS Hardware Driver Version Status Workaround Related Bug
Win XP Nvidia GO series 77.24, 6/20/2005 Crashes after a few minutes Upgrade Drivers to 84.63, 7/5/2006 or turn of Vertex Buffer Objects
Win XP Nvidia GO series 84.63, 7/5/2006 Works great
Win XP Nvidia Desktop cards 91.47, 9/14/2006 Fullbright objects will flicker rainbow colors Upgrade Drivers to 93.71, http://www.nvidia.com/object/winxp_2k_93.71.html
Win XP Nvidia Desktop cards 93.71, 11/2/2006 Works great
Win XP Nvidia Desktop cards 169.21, 1/28/2008 Works great with latest version of WindLight r78760
Win XP ATI Catalyst(R) 7.4 Works great
Win XP ATI Catalyst(R) 7.6 Issue with dual monitors Upgraded from 7.4 to 7.6. I had dual monitors setup with DVI being the primary. SL client would not load. Workaround is to make VGA monitor primary, then SL will load on DVI monitor.
Win XP ATI Catalyst(R) 8.1 With WindLight r78760 works relatively well except avatar hardware skinning is turned off for higher end Radeon 2xxx and 3xxx cards. 8.2 will address the issue and we will be able to turn avatar skinning back on
Vista Nvidia driver bundled with vista Fullbright objects will flicker rainbow colors Does updating the driver fix this? http://www.nvidia.com/object/winvista_x86_158.18.html
Vista Nvidia 97.42 Works great
Vista Nvidia 158.18, 5/2/2007 unknown
Vista Nvidia 162.22, 7/27/2007 Unsupported Hardware/Old Drivers error
Vista Nvidia Desktop cards 169.21, 1/28/2008 Works great with latest version of WindLight r78760
Vista ATI Catalyst(R) 7.4 Works great
Vista ATI Catalyst(R) 8.1 With WindLight r78760 works relatively well except avatar hardware skinning is turned off for higher end Radeon 2xxx and 3xxx cards. 8.2 will address the issue and we will be able to turn avatar skinning back on
Linux Ubuntu 7.10 Nvidia 7300 GT 512 MB RAM Nvidia proprietary driver from Ubuntu Multiverse repository Works apparently great


New laptop coming, need advice

I ordered over the Internet a new laptop, which I think was a Dell Inspiron 15. Those laptops apparently have an Intel Graphics Media Accelerator X4500HD, and I'm not sure whether that falls under system requirements of "at least Intel 945" (and I notice that some have reported trouble with the 960-series accelerators). Has anyone tried SL with an X4500HD? Jacquelina Matova 01:54, 11 December 2009 (UTC)