display problems

ofer gabzo
  • ofer gabzo

    ofer gabzo - 2012-08-15

    I have recently purchaesed a Packard-Bell netbook. I have installed
    Stellarium, but the image if flickering badly (see attached scrrenshot). I've
    tried to launch the program in no open GL2 mode. The picture flickering is
    gone, but now each time I press one of the menu buttons, I get the menu window
    minimized (see screenshot), and when I move the mouse the window maxumizes but
    I guess this has all to do with the graphics card.
    PC specifications: Win 7 starter SP1, 32 bit. 2gb ram, Intel Atom dual core
    1.6ghz, Intel graphics media accelerator 3600 series.
    I had no display problems in both my preivous netbooks. This is the 1st time I
    have such problems.
    Hopefully I can get help here...

    Thanks in advance.

  • Norman Schmidt

    Norman Schmidt - 2012-08-16

    I have similar experience. On a mini-ITX pc used in our observatory (details
    see below), Stellarium (safe mode, without OpenGL) opens nicely and shows a
    frame rate in the range of 30-40 fps. As soon as one of the dialog/preferences
    boxes in the left menu is opened, it shrinks to about thumbnail size. It
    flickers in normal size when you try to move around that thumbnail; sometimes
    it gets a bit larger, but still unusable.
    The problem goes away when uninstalling the graphics driver, although at the
    cost of a frame rate below 0.2 fps, rendering Stellarium unusable (but the
    preference boxes show nicely if you wait long enough). So this is not an

    Any kind of solution or workaround to this problem would be much appreciated,
    since many of our club members know Stellarium best of the available programs.

    PC: Intel Atom D2700DC (dualcore 2,13 GHz), Intel Media Accelerator 3600
    series, DVI momitor Windows 7 32bit


  • barrykgerdes

    barrykgerdes - 2012-08-17

    I have often had trouble with drivers for intel graphic as included on many
    main boards. Usually the install disk has a specific special driver that seems
    to clash with OpenGL . Attempting to upgrade the driver via device manager
    usually says that the best driver is already loaded.

    It takes a bit of searching through the intel driver support but I have always
    found another driver that has worked although it may not be the driver
    specific to the chip set.


  • Aram

    Aram - 2012-08-19

    I have a Toshiba satellite laptop which has windows Vista on it. I upgraded to
    windows 7. I could not open the Stellarium app on windows 7. I downloaded
    Graphics software from Toshiba website and was able to open the app after
    that. But now the star, nebula,.... labels are not readable. But when I click
    on a point the discription on top left side of screen is readable,
    Can someone please explain how can I fix this.



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