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01-23-2012, 05:00 PM
It looks like intel hd 3000 official drivers do not really support openGL of version greater than 3.1...

Anybody know how to overcome the obstacle?

I'm using a laptop with custom dell drivers installed,
if it matters anything...


01-23-2012, 05:10 PM
Just use 3.1, I reckon. If it's not in your driver you can't do it.

The custom Dell drivers more often than not don't include OpenGL support at all, but Intel have instructions for fixing that.

XP: http://www.intel.com/support/graphics/sb/CS-030331.htm
Vista/7: http://www.intel.com/support/graphics/sb/CS-029635.htm

01-24-2012, 03:02 AM
Apple managed to get 3.2 working on HD3000 and the docs of HD3000/HD2000 indicate to me, that the chip should be able to run 3.2 [1] but sadly, Intel does not provide 3.2 drivers yet.

[1] http://intellinuxgraphics.org/documentation.html

Alfonse Reinheart
01-24-2012, 08:15 AM
Of course the chip can run 3.2. All the 3.x line is is DX10, and Intel HD-class hardware is DX10-capable.

This is just Intel not bothering with proper GL support, nothing more.