Hey guys, I was just wondering if anybody knows if there are any available fixes for the lack of OpenGL support for the Series 7 notebooks with switchable graphics.
I know that some companies (HP) have provided BIOS updates to allow for "Fixed Mode" which only uses the discrete graphics card, but I'm unaware of any solutions for Samsung notebooks to correct this issue.
If anybody has any suggestions, or if there's a fix that I don't yet know about, I'd certainly appreciate the help. Thanks!
This would appear to almost work, but it didn't quite. Now when I start an openGL program it does reference an AMD driver, but only to give me an "error 126: Failed to Load DLL" Basically there is a problem in some openGL dll that causes it to link to the wrong dll.
People have proposed fixes by copying a file c:\windows\SysWOW64\atioglxx.dll to c:\windows\SysWOW64\.dll but it doesn't seem to work for me. I still get the same error. So I'm pretty stuck. I need solidworks to work on this laptop and now it won't even startup which is worse than just running on intel integrated.
I'll have to try again another day, perhaps after another Leshcat Update.
The problem is Intel's drivers. Not AMD's. They've implemented the manual switch in the Dell Vostro BIOS not too long ago, and once you're switched over to the AMD GPU OpenGL apps work fine.
Intel's graphics drivers are horrible anyway though. OpenGL has been a problem for Intel for as long as they've been making "GPU's". Sandy Bridge is a huge improvement in hardware, but they need to seriously improve their drivers.
> ACER Aspire 4937G-964G50Mn (Dec 2009) + HP Touchpad 32GB x 2 (Sep 2011)
> HP Pavilion (ENVY?) DV6-6100 with AUO B156HW01 V4 (Sep 2012) + LG Electronics WideBook R590-P.ADRB7A3 (Feb 2012) + Macbook Pro 15 + Macbook Air 11/13 that fails to Turbo
I'm not sure if this is issue is related, but I have the new samsung series 7. When I selected firefox to run on the AMD graphics card as compared to the intel, firexfox runs really slow. I have the same issue with the "bubbles" screen saver. If the screen saver runs off the AMD, the screen saver is choppy. When run off the intel graphics card, the screen saver runs smooth. Any idea why the AMD graphics card runs performance is beneath the intel?