Bug#437321: much improved but still unusable with 1:6.7.197-1 and DRI enabled

Alex Deucher alexdeucher at gmail.com
Mon Dec 24 08:40:55 PST 2007

On Dec 23, 2007 6:49 PM, Zack Weinberg <zackw at panix.com> wrote:
> I'd like to dust off this bug report ... with xserver-xorg-video-ati
> 1:6.7.197-1 and linux-image-2.6.22-3-686 2.6.22-6 the situation is
> much improved but I still can't get 3D acceleration. By default, the
> driver declines to enable DRI; with no xorg.conf I get
> (II) RADEON(0): Direct rendering not officially supported on RN50/RC410
> and it works correctly, except of course for not doing accelerated
> OpenGL.  If I force it to enable DRI in xorg.conf, then upon starting
> X, I see the initial gray stipple pattern over the bottom two-thirds
> of the screen.  The top third of the screen is garbled.  No further
> display updates occur; however, the cursor shows up, is responsive to
> the mouse, and changes shape appropriately (e.g. from arrow to I-beam
> when over where the gdm login box ought to be).  I can
> ctrl-alt-backspace out of X, which does not recover the console, but I
> can blind-type a reboot. I suspect that the gdm reboot menu would also
> work, but I can't do that blind.
> I'm attaching: Xorg.0.log.old is the server log with DRI enabled;
> Xorg.0.log is the server log with DRI default-disabled; and
> xorg.conf.dis is the xorg.conf I am using to force DRI on.

Unfortunately, 3D  isn't yet stable on most XPRESS chips.  that's why
it's disabled by default.  I do plan to look into this when I get the


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