How do I ascertain whether this device has a "dedicated graphic accelerator" and "64 MB of on-board graphic memory"?
Slicer requires a minimum of 2 GB of RAM and a dedicated graphic accelerator with 64 MB of
on-board graphic memory.
lshw lists, among others,
*-memory description: System Memory physical id: b slot: System board or motherboard size: 8GiB *-bank:0 description: SODIMM DDR3 physical id: 0 slot: SODIMM1 size: 4GiB width: 64 bits *-bank:1 description: SODIMM DDR3 physical id: 1 slot: SODIMM2 size: 4GiB width: 64 bits *-display description: VGA compatible controller product: 2nd Generation Core Processor Family Integrated Graphics Controller vendor: Intel Corporation physical id: 2 bus info: pci@0000:00:02.0 version: 09 width: 64 bits clock: 33MHz capabilities: msi pm vga_controller bus_master cap_list rom configuration: driver=i915 latency=0 resources: irq:32 memory:c0000000-c03fffff memory:b0000000-bfffffff ioport:8000(size=64) memory:c0000-dffff
I don't know whether these things accelerate graphics, are dedicated, or are graphic memory. I'm not even sure if a controller is the same thing as a graphics card.
My conclusion so far is that a controller is part of the CPU, not a graphics card, and that I do not have a 'dedicated' graphic accelerator, that this is referring to a graphics card with its own processor separate from the CPU, and likewise that this graphics card should have 64 MB of its own memory. Hence my tentative conclusion is that this computer cannot run 3D Slicer as designed, and my tentative answer to this question is "use
sudo lshw and check the 'display' section", but I hope to hear from you to learn more, if I am mistaken.