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Message 899467 - Posted: 25 May 2009, 20:23:57 UTC

I am running seti (boinc) on my xp computer. When I push the show grapics button I get the hour glass for a couple of secs but the nothing happens. Also whne I preview screen saver nothing happens. Any ideas
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Message 899475 - Posted: 25 May 2009, 20:39:45 UTC - in response to Message 899467.

What brand and model videocard do you have?
Have you updated its drivers to something more recent?
Have you updated your DirectX to at least 9.0c?

The graphics and screen saver are programmed in OpenGL; not all default Windows installed videocard drivers enable the OpenGL part of the videocard. You need drivers from the manufacturer of the card for that.
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Message 900115 - Posted: 27 May 2009, 17:54:34 UTC - in response to Message 899475.

well have checked everything. have directx9. gatway ev700 moniter and when I check it says opengl. ran direct x diag and everything checks out fine. still wont show graphics
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Message 900117 - Posted: 27 May 2009, 17:55:26 UTC - in response to Message 900115.

just in boinc
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Message 900241 - Posted: 27 May 2009, 22:37:08 UTC - in response to Message 900115.

dxdiag will tell you what kind of videocard you have. Your monitor is of no consequences in this, it'll show whichever graphics the videocard will throw at it.

While you're in dxdiag anyway, write down the driver version for the videocard as well and post that here.
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Message 900536 - Posted: 28 May 2009, 16:33:17 UTC - in response to Message 900241.

Card name: Intel(R) 82845G/GL/GE/PE/GV Graphics Controller
Manufacturer: Intel Corporation
Chip type: Intel(R) 82845G Graphics Controller
DAC type: Internal
Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_2562&SUBSYS_2009107B&REV_03
Display Memory: 64.0 MB
Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz)
Monitor: Gateway EV730
Monitor Max Res: 1280,1024
Driver Name: ialmrnt5.dll
Driver Version: 6.14.0010.4020 (English)
DDI Version: 9 (or higher)
Driver Attributes: Final Retail
Driver Date/Size: 1/23/2005 11:56:00, 37951 bytes

Operating System: Windows XP Home Edition (5.1, Build 2600) Service Pack 2 (2600.xpsp_sp2_gdr.090206-1233)
Language: English (Regional Setting: English)
System Manufacturer: Gateway
System Model: ESSEX2
BIOS: BIOS Date: 08/21/03 09:49:46 Ver: 08.00.09
Processor: Intel(R) Celeron(R) CPU 2.20GHz
Memory: 254MB RAM
Page File: 510MB used, 129MB available
Windows Dir: C:\WINNT
DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c (4.09.0000.0904)
DX Setup Parameters: Not found
DxDiag Version: 5.03.2600.2180 32bit Unicode

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Message 900581 - Posted: 28 May 2009, 18:23:53 UTC

64 mb of onboard intel graphics greatness.
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Message 900587 - Posted: 28 May 2009, 18:32:08 UTC - in response to Message 900581.

64 mb of onboard intel graphics greatness.

I have the same configuration (in a laptop) and the graphics work. At least for MultiBeam - I don't run AstroPulse.

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Message 900598 - Posted: 28 May 2009, 19:06:09 UTC - in response to Message 900536.
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You can use the Driver Detection Utility. It will detect what driver you have, then download and install the correct drivers it finds for your chipset.

See this page for more information.
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Message 900945 - Posted: 29 May 2009, 14:03:12 UTC - in response to Message 900598.

Product Detected Intel® 845G
Current Driver Installed 6.14.10.4020
A customized computer manufacturer driver is installed on your computer. The Intel Driver Update Utility is not able to update the driver. Installing a generic Intel driver instead of the customized computer manufacturer driver may cause technical issues. Contact your computer manufacturer for the latest driver for your computer.

seti boinc is the only program having problems
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Message 901723 - Posted: 30 May 2009, 20:43:48 UTC - in response to Message 900945.

I can't find any more information on this. Gandalf... um oops, Gundolf, can you check what's different on your laptop that you managed to get it to work?
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Message 901770 - Posted: 30 May 2009, 21:50:55 UTC - in response to Message 901723.
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I can't find any more information on this. Gandalf...

I don't wear a white beard (no beard at all to be exact) ;-)

...can you check what's different on your laptop that you managed to get it to work?

I do have another (higher) chip number and driver version. I'm pretty sure that the SETI (and other) screensavers worked from the beginning (several years ago), though I did install a new driver version (from the intel site, I think) at one time to get SpellForce to work. Excerpt from my dxdiag output:
Card name: Intel(R) 82852/82855 GM/GME Graphics Controller Manufacturer: Intel Corporation Chip type: Intel(R) 82852/82855 GM/GME Controller DAC type: Internal Device Key: Enum\PCI\VEN_8086&DEV_3582&SUBSYS_00391025&REV_02 Display Memory: 64.0 MB Current Mode: 1024 x 768 (32 bit) (60Hz) Monitor: (Standardmonitor) Monitor Max Res: Driver Name: ialmrnt5.dll Driver Version: 6.14.0010.4497 (English)
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[edit] Just found an older dxdiag.txt with driver version 6.14.0010.4277 [/edit]
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Message 902162 - Posted: 31 May 2009, 20:27:59 UTC

went to last resort and installed xp sp3. now it is working. go figure
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