XOrg in Debian10/Buster not usable with AMD Duron / Matrox G400

Felix Miata mrmazda at earthlink.net
Sat Aug 10 21:00:09 UTC 2019

Markus Hiereth composed on 2019-08-10 22:27 (UTC+0200):

> Felix Miata schrieb am 10. August 2019 um 21:55

> As I annonced, I made an
> attempt with disabled DRI option for the video card, i.e. I introduced

>   Option  "DRI" "False" 

I suppose DRI support is supposed to be auto-detected but maybe is not working as
expected in your environments.

> in the device section of xorg.conf. The result was that the X server
> started as expected.  Below the respective logfile.

> Thus, the problem is solved though I do not know or try to imagine
> what benefits DRI "Direct rendering infrastructure" might have.

Does this PC with AGP slot and G400 have 4G or more physical RAM? If it does not,
as I have no AGP slot boards that support more than 2G and suspect maybe there
exists no such things, for completeness sake I would undo the DRI false option and
try the non-PAE kernel. See here why I make this suggestion:

Anyway, great to know these great old GPUs remain useful for others than myself. :-)
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