Intel Integrated Graphics LDDM Compatability

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by articuno1_au, Jun 14, 2006.

  1. articuno1_au

    articuno1_au Guest

    Hey all,

    This may be a repost, sorry if it is.
    Am running: Dell Inspiron 6400:
    Intel 945GM Chipset
    Duo Core 2.33ghz
    1Gig DDR2 Ram

    I cant get aero working on this system despite the chipset being compatible.
    Can anyone direct me towards LDDM compatable drivers? If not, is it possible
    to fool Vista into thinking my card will run it?

    Yours Sincerely
    James Ponting
    articuno1_au, Jun 14, 2006
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  2. Andre Da Costa [Extended64], Jun 14, 2006
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  3. If an WDDM driver is not available yet then you cannot get Glass.
    You cannot "trick" Vista into thinking there is such a driver installed.
    Colin Barnhorst, Jun 14, 2006
  4. articuno1_au

    hdrdtd Guest


    I have a Dell Dimension E510 that i've tried bith the 32-bit and 64-bit
    versions on.

    It has the 945G chipset and I'm using the integrated graphics. Now here's
    where it gets weird.

    Vista 64 by default on installation, loads an Intel LDDM graphics driver,
    and glass works just fine. However the video card is shown in device manager
    as an unknown device. Running Windows update does not find an appropriate

    However, the graphics, including Glass works just fine.

    I then decided to try Vista 32.
    Again, upon initial installation, Vista loaded an Intel LDDM driver and
    Glass and everything else worked just fine. Again, the video card was marked
    in device manager as an unknown.


    Upon choosing that device in device manager and telling the system to update
    the driver, it found a graphics driver for the 945G chipset. That got rid of
    the exclamation mark in device manager, but Glass is no longer an option!.
    also, the 945g driver does not indicate it's a LDDM or WDDM driver.
    hdrdtd, Jun 14, 2006
  5. If you do a driver rollback do you get Glass back?
    Colin Barnhorst, Jun 15, 2006
  6. articuno1_au

    Theano Guest


    I have the same system as you basically. There is a beta driver that will
    give you aero and full glass. It is still available but unsupported in Vista
    beta 2. To install it, choose to install a driver for the card manually and
    then uncheck the "only show supported drivers" option. It will be listed as
    the Intel Lakeport driver. You will get a warning when you install it, ignore
    it. After you've installed it run the System Performance Rating again, you
    should get at least a 3 and as soon as you've run it, glass should appear in
    all its glory. But I warn you the driver is unstable. There's a good reason
    it's unsupported. Actually the perf is really good on the driver, better than
    it was with the previous supported Intel driver, but on coming back from
    hibernate and standby, the video goes crazy, forcing a reboot. If you can
    live with that, install the driver and enjoy the glass. I can't believe how
    good it looks on this widescreen display. Hope this works for you.

    Theano, Jun 15, 2006
  7. articuno1_au

    hdrdtd Guest

    Actually I hadn't thought of that. Neither did I try to change the driver
    manually by see if I could pick the Intel LDDM driver from a list of

    That particular system is back running Vista 64 in order to test the 64-bit
    version. I have Vista 32 on a couple other systems to try that version out.
    hdrdtd, Jun 15, 2006
  8. articuno1_au

    hdrdtd Guest

    Yes, Intel Lakeport LDDM or such seems to ring a bell as the video driver
    installed by default on my Dimension E510 that uses the 945G chipset, and
    Glass was working just fine.
    hdrdtd, Jun 15, 2006
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