JavaFx system requirements: Intel GMA 4500MHD: driver update problem

Yennick Trevels yennick.trevels at
Fri Feb 1 00:16:23 PST 2013

Anyone has any thoughts on this? Is there a compatibility mode that I can
turn on?

On Wed, Jan 30, 2013 at 7:59 PM, Yennick Trevels
<yennick.trevels at>wrote:

> Hi,
> I'm having a problem getting JavaFx to work on my laptop because of the
> currently installed display driver.
> I'm always getting the following error when I try to run my JavaFx
> application:
>     Device "Mobile Intel(R) 4 Series Express Chipset Family"
> (\\.\DISPLAY1) initialization failed :
>     WARNING: bad driver version detected, device disabled. Please update
> your driver to at least version
> Now, this message is very clear on what I need to do, but I can't update
> my drivers to that version even though my graphics card should be supported
> according to the official system requirements of JavaFx (
> ).
> My laptop is a Sony Vaio VGN-BZ13XN with a Mobile Intel® Graphics Media
> Accelerator 4500MHD graphics card (which is in the supported list). I
> updated my drivers with the VAIO Update program, but it's only upgrading to
> driver version
> I tried downloading the updated driver directly from the Intel site, but
> it refuses to execute the installation because it detects that I'm on a
> Sony device.
> Is there a solution for this? If not, then maybe the system requirements
> page should indicate the driver version instead of the graphics card model.
> Also, my laptop isn't new, but not really old (5+years) either, it's only
> about 3 years old. So this could become a problem to deploy JavaFx
> applications in an enterprise environment where pc's/laptops aren't
> upgraded every few years.
> Thanks,
> Yennick

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