Stellarium 0.12.2, Intel Q35 Express Chipset and Windows 7 Enterprise x64

  • Anonymous - 2013-08-07


    Recently, I've had to reinstall my Win7 Enterprise x64 from scratch, and some days ago, I've installed the last version of Stellarium (0.12.2, x64). But now, when I try to run it, it says that OpenGL 1.2 is required. The log file says "This platform support only OpenGL 1.1". It's the first time since 64 bit version appeared that I get this error (previous version worked fine on the same platform).
    My driver is the one provided by Microsoft Corporation WDDM 1.0. The version number is
    Looking into Intel's page, I've seen a bit more recent driver (version, but no improvements related to OpenGL or Q35 chipset have been done.
    The most important thing here is that, according to Intel's info [ ], that chip supports OpenGL up to v1.3.
    So, what could be the problem here?

    Thank you so much,

  • Alexander Wolf

    Alexander Wolf - 2013-08-07

    Please show latest run log.

  • Anonymous - 2013-08-07

    Hi Alexander,

    This is the content of log.txt:

    Windows 7
    Compiled using MinGW GCC 4.6.1
    Qt runtime version: 4.8.4
    Qt compilation version: 4.8.4
    Addressing mode: 64-bit
    Total memory: 7663 MB (unreliable)
    Total virtual memory: 8388607 MB (unreliable)
    Physical memory in use: 19%
    Processor speed: 2327 MHz
    Processor name: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6550 @ 2.33GHz
    Processor speed: 2327 MHz
    Processor name: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Duo CPU E6550 @ 2.33GHz
    C:\Program Files\Stellarium\stellarium.exe

    [ This is Stellarium 0.12.2 - ]
    [ Copyright (C) 2000-2013 Fabien Chereau et al ]

    Writing log file to: "C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Stellarium\log.txt"
    File search paths:
    0 . "C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Stellarium"
    1 . "."
    Config file is: "C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Stellarium\config.ini"
    Oops... This platform support only OpenGL 1.1.

  • Alexander Wolf

    Alexander Wolf - 2013-08-07

    Looks like your system use WDM drivers still.

  • Anonymous - 2013-08-07

    Yes, they are the drivers provided by Windows itself. Should I install the Intel drivers, despite of the minimal (or null) improvements?
    I could run Windows Update looking for driver updates, but I am into an enterprise domain and we have problems when merging WU and our own Update servers.


  • Alexander Wolf

    Alexander Wolf - 2013-08-07

    Yes, you should install drivers from

  • Anonymous - 2013-08-07

    Ok. Tomorrow, I'll try to install/update Intel drivers. I'll inform you. Thank you very much.

  • Anonymous - 2013-08-08

    Yeah! It works! I've installed the drivers to Intel's and now Stellarium works fine, as it used to.

    Thank you very, very much.

    Best regards from Spain,



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