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It should be there in your system: usr/X11R6/lib/modules/dri
There's no X11R6 directory any more in Xorg 7.1. The corresponding directory is /usr/lib/xorg/modules. When the xorg.conf file has "dri" in the list of modules to load, the server complains that it cannot dlopen /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/dri/radeon_dri.so. And no wonder. There's no drivers/dri/ directory at all. And the server goes on to note that AIGLX is "reverting to software rendering".
When I remove the request to load the dri module from xorg.conf, the server still complains "(EE) AIGLX: dri module not loaded", however it does not say it is reverting to software rendering. So maybe I actually have dri, and the server error messages are mistaken. I'll try to find out. (Right now, I don't have a glxinfo program -- it was inside the defunct X11R6.)
I found and compiled the ati video drivers for xorg 7.0, 7.1, and 7.2, and none of them is set up to create a dri module, and they all appear to have dri support within the driver.
I use Slackware-current and I can't get the ati drivers to compile on my system. I use Thinkpad T60 with ATI mobility radeon X1400.
The error I get is
[Message] Kernel Module : Trying to install a precompiled kernel module.
[Message] Kernel Module : Precompiled kernel module version mismatched.
[Message] Kernel Module : Found kernel module build environment, generating kernel module now.
ATI module generator V 2.0
kernel includes at /lib/modules/126.96.36.199/build/include do not match current kernel.
they are versioned as ""
instead of "188.8.131.52".
you might need to adjust your symlinks:
[Error] Kernel Module : Failed to compile kernel module - please consult readme.
I currently use the vesa driver and it displays the correct resolution but does vesa driver support for example tv-out and video playback properly? I don't necessary need the ati drivers so I'm considering to stick with vesa if it will work.
As of now I can't say to the kernel to compile agpgart as module, it seems like I've a dependency issue here I can't backtrace.
Kernel is 184.108.40.206 and driver 1.0-7185 gives me this:
11607 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2321.365 FPS
11611 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2322.004 FPS
11530 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2305.926 FPS
11611 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2322.093 FPS
11612 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2322.215 FPS
11607 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2321.255 FPS
11596 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2319.100 FPS
11619 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2323.619 FPS
11608 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2321.441 FPS
11553 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2310.427 FPS
11614 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2322.722 FPS
11610 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2321.962 FPS
11365 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2272.938 FPS
11384 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2276.604 FPS
11372 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2274.381 FPS
11323 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2264.443 FPS
11383 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2276.412 FPS
11375 frames in 5.0 seconds = 2274.960 FPS
This is quite similar to the FPS I got on Slackware 11 (see post #499) and, again, driver 1.0-9631 got the best performance! Work is still in progress! I'll see if I can get another video card (a better one!) to test glxgears with!
Again, that's probably the best it can do ... I don't know of anything else that might be wrong. Also, you shouldn't compare your card to mine. Although mine is older, it is not a regular nvidia card. It is an overclocked ASUS version ... maybe I should have mentioned that
(I'll have to simply make one post, then refer everyone to in instead of saying the same thing over and over ... this will be that post.)
Not a bad idea...
I do the same thing whenever I see anyone having any dri issues anywhere...
As for the glxgears fps...It is not a very reliable benchmark. As has been seen with ATI, it means nothing really.
As long as dri is working, it's doing everything it can within the constraints of Linux at it's current state of development.
Just wait. It should get better.
Last edited by cwwilson721; 05-28-2007 at 01:55 PM.