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Old 08-23-2008, 08:31 AM   #1
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Enabling direct rendering


Hi all,
I a complete newbie to Linux and I'm having trouble enabling direct rendering.
I'm running Ubuntu Hardy Heron on my laptop, a Dell Inspiron 6000, with a ATI MOBILITY RADEON X300 PCI video controller.

I did some searching but couldn't find a definate answer.

When executing glxinfo | grep rendering I get this:
Code:
direct rendering: No (If you want to find out why, try setting LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose)
Here I'm stuck, since I have no idea how to set LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose.

Can someone help me out? I bet the answer is quite simple...
 
Old 08-23-2008, 06:56 PM   #2
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export LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose

Then you'll probably have to run glxinfo without the "grep" part or you'll probably cut out the extra output.
 
Old 08-23-2008, 07:10 PM   #3
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Which driver do you use for your card? Is it the proprietary catalyst one?
 
Old 08-24-2008, 01:40 PM   #4
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export LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose
Tried it, nothing happened. No text, nothing.

I think I messed up my setting. When I type glxinfo | grep rendering I get this:
Code:
libGL: XF86DRIGetClientDriverName: 1.9.0 i915 (screen 0)
libGL: OpenDriver: trying /usr/lib/dri/i915_dri.so
libGL error: dlopen /usr/lib/dri/i915_dri.so failed (/usr/lib/dri/i915_dri.so: undefined symbol: _glapi_Dispatch)
libGL error: unable to load driver: i915_dri.so
direct rendering: No (If you want to find out why, try setting LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose)
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Which driver do you use for your card? Is it the proprietary catalyst one?
I'm a noob. What is proprietary catalyst and how do I check my driver?
 
Old 08-24-2008, 08:33 PM   #5
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I'm a noob. What is proprietary catalyst and how do I check my driver?
To check what driver is in use, you probably should look at /var/log/Xorg.0.log near the middle. Or, just do

grep fglrx /var/log/Xorg.0.log

if it doesn't output anything, you're not using the catalyst driver.

As to how to install it on Hardy Heron, here's a pretty good explanation:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...=Realtek+8187b

Good Luck!
 
Old 08-25-2008, 10:14 AM   #6
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To check what driver is in use, you probably should look at /var/log/Xorg.0.log near the middle. Or, just do

grep fglrx /var/log/Xorg.0.log

if it doesn't output anything, you're not using the catalyst driver.
Well, it didn't output anything...

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As to how to install it on Hardy Heron, here's a pretty good explanation:

http://ubuntuforums.org/showthread.p...=Realtek+8187b

Good Luck!
Thanks for the effort, but it didn't work. I followed the instructions (twice) but I get the error mentioned at the end of the ATI-guide. I guess it's because I have a Radeon x300 and not the Radeon x1200 the guide is made for? I also didn't get any output after typing in sudo depmod -a. All steps before that were finished successfully.

So, still no solution. Help?
 
Old 08-25-2008, 11:34 AM   #7
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Did you reboot? What does grep fglrx /var/log/Xorg.0.log say now?
 
Old 08-26-2008, 08:08 AM   #8
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I reinstalled Ubuntu fully, so the problem is gone too. Still don't know what caused it, but I'm satisfied now. Thanks for the effort, guys.
 
  


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