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Old 09-29-2003, 06:28 AM   #1
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glxinfo reports DRI disabled as a normal user


My problem is that glxinfo is reporting that Direct Rendering is disabled, even though I have the GLX and DRI extensions loaded and the XFree86.0.log file reports that DRI is enabled.

I also have the "DRI" section in my XF86Config file, that should let any user use DRI. The DRI section is as follows:

Section "DRI"
Group "video"
Mode 0660
EndSection


Im running SuSE 8.2, which has automatically set me up as a member of the "video" group. Glxinfo reports Direct Rendering is enabled when i run the glxinfo command as root.

I just dont understand why DRI isnt being reported as enabled as a normal user.
 
Old 09-29-2003, 06:40 AM   #2
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Just to elaborate on the situation, i uploaded a screenshot which can be found here
 
Old 09-29-2003, 08:12 AM   #3
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It should be mode 0666 AFAIK
 
Old 09-29-2003, 08:22 AM   #4
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Ive got the mode currently set as 0666 in my XF86config file at the moment, but it was originally set at 0660 to limit DRI to the "video" group. I changed it to see if it would make any difference, but it didnt
 
Old 10-07-2003, 11:37 AM   #5
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I finally managed to solve the problem the other day, all i had to do was run the 'switch2xf86_glx' script to properly link the GL libraries together and such.

Right now Im booting up into init 3 and running the 'switch2xf86_glx' script before running 'startx'. Its a crappy work around but its finally allowed me to enjoy hardware accelerated graphics under linux, and the joys of linux gaming
 
  


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