I had another go installing the latest Intel display driver. I tried this a week or so ago and it went unstable and I had to restore, so fingers crossed...Original Dell-provided driver:
GL_RENDERER: Intel Montara-GM
GL_VERSION: 1.3.0 - Build 184.108.40.20601New Intel driver:
GL_RENDERER: Intel 855GM
GL_VERSION: 1.3.0 - Build 220.127.116.1165Machine spec:
Model: Dell Inspiron 510m laptop, 1.4GHz Pentium M, 512MB
OS: XP-Pro SP1.
Graphics adapter: Intel 82852/82855 GM/GME, 64MB
Graphics driver: Intel Corporation 18.104.22.16865
Its looking good, both with GKW's 2004-July-13 dev version of jogl and with 1.1b04 released 2004-July-16.Results testing Gears demo:
GKW's jogl mods have corrected the problem of the generic Microsoft GDI renderer being selected instead of the Intel renderer, thus fixing the flicker problem. Well done GKW!
Upgrading the driver seems to have cured the occasional exception thrown on startup.
Also tested an nvidia geforce 256 DDR (latest nvidia driver 56.72 2004-Apr-01) which also works fine, as it always did.
One question though: the framerate on the nvidia is fixed at the refresh rate of the display (70Hz) whereas the Intel's framerate varies depending on window size. Is there a way to set which mode is used?