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Yes, fellow threadites. I've been forced to use Windows on a daily basis. (Gasp! No?! Why!?)
Well, my 5 year old laptop, a Gateway 1450LS finally bit the big one. The power distribution chip on the mobo emitted the "mysterious blue smoke", and now my laptop won't boot.
A moment of silence. OK. Long enough.
As a result, my company provided a new, in the box Dell Inspiron 2200, with XP on it, and in no uncertain terms, it is to stay on it...So, here I am with a new laptop with XP.
Since I'm on the road for 4-6 weeks at a time, my time will unfortunately be spent on XP, even tho my servers at home still tick along happily on Slackware. But my laptop is my day-to-day workhorse. So Linux, for now, has to take a back burner....sigh
I'll still try to keep up with what is going on, and answer posts as I can, but not with the knowledge of"Let me look on my notebook, and I'll see".
I have followed every tutorial on dri with the on-board intel 915 chip, and I am still getting the following error in my Xorg.0.log:
(EE) AIGLX error: Calling driver entry point failed(EE) AIGLX: reverting to software rendering
I have searched everywhere, and I cannont seem to figure out what the problem is.
I am using kernel 188.8.131.52 with Slackware 11, and as I already mentioned, I have followed every instruction that I have found, and I am still not getting direct rendering to function. I am running out of ideas...
CW: In your original post, you noted that some ATI and all Nvidia cards need their own drivers. I have an ATI card that I did not have to use vendor drivers to get DRI to work. I found the card in /usr/X11R6/lib/X11/doc/html/radeon.4.html.
from lspci output:
01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RV280 [Radeon 9200 SE] (rev 01)
This card is in a system that's a few years old, AGP based.
Review this info, and if you think it's correct, please add it to your original post... That cards listed in that file *shouldn't* need to download ATI drivers.