Saturday, October 27, 2007
Just the other day I was searching every posts in forums on how I could get my blender running since it keeps on crashing on my new laptop. Yeah, I am using Ubuntu GNU/Linux version 7.10- the latest. My first thought was blender uses OpenGL and that is connected to the video card. And since this is the newest laptop around, I guess Ubuntu's latest version didn't have the capability to render correctly on my laptop, but I got graphics though and with a few tweaks, I have desktop effects, which is cool. I can see the driver I am using is Intel's experimental driver. So, I got connected and browsed the forums. Fortunately, I read this post saying that he tried to use the vesa driver instead of intel's. I typed in my console $dpkg -reconfigure xserver-xorg, and chose vesa as my default and restarted my desktop manager. Behold, blender is working perfectly! Sure, 3D acceleration is not available maybe in a month or so still, it's ok.