Glitchy Graphics

Hi guys

Seeing as i having a break from my NAS issues, I,m building a PC for a friend of mine, I had lying in the attic, anyway I’ve installed PM4 and it’s running perfect except for a graphics issue which I’m sure is driver related, you tube videos are covered in a sort of green purple hue and only show half a screen on the horizontal and it’s the same in chromium or firefox, I ran an mp4 music video in the video player and it was much better but the colours were washed out and showing a very slight hue, I’ve installed ubuntu restricted extras & lubuntu restricted extras but it made no difference,

I’m using the onboard graphics

gordon@Gordons-PC ~ $ lshw -c display
WARNING: you should run this program as super-user.
       description: VGA compatible controller
       product: 82845G/GL[Brookdale-G]/GE Chipset Integrated Graphics Device
       vendor: Intel Corporation
       physical id: 2
       bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0
       version: 01
       width: 32 bits
       clock: 33MHz
       capabilities: vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom
       configuration: driver=i915 latency=0
       resources: irq:16 memory:e8000000-efffffff memory:ff680000-ff6fffff
WARNING: output may be incomplete or inaccurate, you should run this program as super-user.
gordon@Gordons-PC ~ $ 

Any help would be much appreciated


Just to update I installed a geforce graphics card and the graphics are perfect so it looks like it was a driver issue or the onboard chip is faulty, the downside is the geforce card is a bit noisey but if it’s likely to be difficult getting the onboard working right I’m happy to leave it as is

Many Thanks


I think you might be outta luck with that 82845 chipset. It looks like it has not been supported for a while.
But you may get it to work with the download from Intel® Graphics Drivers for Linux

Hi SeZo

Thanks but it looks like i could be opening up a can of worms , I don’t want to spend any more time on this than i have to, the graphics are working perfectly albeit the card’s a little noisy but he can live with that or get himself another graphics card

Thanks again


If it’s just flash video … have you tried disabling hardware acceleration in the flashplayer ?

If it's just flash video .. have you tried disabling hardware acceleration in the flashplayer ?

Installing the geforce card sorted the flash video problem as well