I am unable to run second life on my Dell Inspiron 1501 running VISTA. The display adapter is ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 with updated driver from Dell. Any ideas?

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Have you checked........

by ThumbsUp2 In reply to SECOND LIFE AND LAPTOP VI ...

..... the Second Life web site for game patches and possible issues with your hardware setup?

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by laurendellisanti In reply to Have you checked........

did you ever get an answer to your question? i am having the same issue, same computer...same error message with second life.

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Same for me

by shmivvvle In reply to SECOND LIFE AND LAPTOP VI ...

I just bought a Dell Inspiron 1501 running Vista Premium Home edition. Same display adapter. I uploaded the most current drivers and version of SL. When I try to run Second Life, it still says my drivers are out of date or the adapter is unsupported. This really sucks!

The Second Life site says the ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 is untested on Second Life. I'd love to know if anyone has more suggestions on a work-around...

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same problem?

by Alwaysmouthy1 In reply to Same for me

I am having the same problem with the same notebook. Was wondering if we found a fix for it? Cant wait to get back on Seond Life

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by johnpaddymoore In reply to same problem?

Having same problem with same notebook Very annoying I have downloaded some other drivers that wernt suitable and although they ran Second Life it wasnt long before my screen crashed and notebook began acting strange Ive since removed these drivers If you have any joy in solving your problem please pass me on the relevant info Thnx John

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Here's some helpful links

by queensmum42 In reply to Frustrated

I have the same problem with my laptop. There are two ways to deal with it, and I use both depending on the viewer.

First, you can change the settings.xml document in the program itself. Here is a link to a page that explains it - it's not me, I'm just an end user, not a programmer:

The other way is to use a different viewer than the default SL viewer. The best one I've found is this one:

Pick whichever one you like, although unless you need the happy, bright, simple interface that Dazzle uses, I recommend the latest version of her other one.

Happy Second Lifing!

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