Upgraded from Slack-9.1 to Slack-Current using swaret, now my Radeon 8500 Direct Rendering is disabled, and sometimes X crashes.
I've been using Slack 9.1 for a long time now, with no problems. I had ATI's fglrx driver installed, 3D support working.
Today I decided that I wanted to update my machine. The first thing I did was install XFree86 4.4. Everything appeared to work fine. X would not start however; I had to change the driver from fglrx to radeon to get it working (Also had to reboot, graphics were displaying all fuzzy). Checking ATI's webpage, I found that ATI doesn't make a XF86 4.4 driver yet. YAY. Guess I should've researched this. Oh well, XFree86 4.4 comes with a Radeon driver, that will give me some 3D support, if not the greatest.
Then, I installed swaret, and updated all of my packages from 9.1 to current. I am up to date!
So my friends, running glxinfo returns:
direct rendering: No
glxgears runs at about 125 fps.
I then checked my XFree86.0.log file and I find these helpful messages:
(WW) RADEON(0): [agp] AGP not available
(II) RADEON(0): Direct rendering disabled
Doing a dmesg |grep agpgart, I find:
agpgart: Maximum main memory to use for agp memory: 203M
agpgart: unsupported bridge
agpgart: no supported devices found.
So. That's where I am, and that is where my Linux troubleshooting abilities end. What am I missing? I am using kernel 2.4.. Do I need to enable the radeon DRM in the kernel? I'm thinking no, because I've installed a new version of XFree86, and that should include a newer kernel module, right?
oh, and lsmod shows:
Thank you for any and all replies