Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:24 AM
Many thanks for any advice.
Posted 04 December 2012 - 01:32 AM
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 03:29 AM
For your older Windows XP Professional Dell computer, try running Stellarium (no OpenGL2). This option should be under Stellarium in your Start Menu. If you have already tried this and it didn't work, I suggest you post the problem in the Astronomy Software and Computers forum.
Good luck ,
Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:34 AM
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:46 PM
I can live with what I have but it would be nice to have a more stable program. As suggested by Clare I will try installing on my laptop (win 7).
Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:30 PM
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Posted 04 December 2012 - 07:21 PM
I have read that the line "use_qpaintenginegl2 = false" in config.ini, needs to be added. I did this but nothing seems to have changed - mind you I have no idea what adding this line does.
FYI: I recall using this command to fix unreadable, funky fonts in the display.
Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:06 PM
GlenT, I think I have enough RAM on both desktop and laptop - certainly from the info Panhard kindly sent through.
Thanks Todd, that does make sense as I have seen a few 'funky' fonts - never an issue, but thanks for explaining this.
Posted 04 December 2012 - 08:27 PM
Posted 05 December 2012 - 07:55 AM
Check and make sure all your drivers, especially video/graphics, are up to date. If Dell doesn't have any newer drivers, find out the brand of the video chip (AMD/ATI, NVidia, Intel, etc) and try going to the chip maker's website to see if they have newer drivers. Dell likely only has updates for that up until they consider it "stable" but the chip manufacturer will continue to tweak it to squeeze out every drop of performance they can. The only downside is if Dell has made any customizations (unlikely), those will quit working when you change over to the chip maker's software.
David, my XP was doing the same thing.updated, no problems now
Posted 07 December 2012 - 07:42 AM