I don't have a question... rather I just figured out something that I have been googling on for quite awhile. I just thought I'd post my solution to help the next guy.
I was trying to get the direct rendering to work with the intel i810 chipset onboard 3d. For the life of me I couldn't get direct rendering enabled... until I read the following http://www.xfree86.org/4.0.1/DRI8.html
There they will tell you how to setup your xfree86 config, and they also mention that for this driver 3d rendering DOES NOT work running in a 32 bit color depth. only 16!
So all I had to do was set my color down to 16 and restart x. No Problems!
Hope this helps