open source ATI driver with Radeon HD 5470

Stefano Facchini stefano.facchini at
Sun Nov 7 14:43:11 PST 2010

I have followed the instructions in to build the latest ATI driver
and Mesa. I succeeded in build and install everything. However, with

   glxinfo | grep OpenGL

I still get

   OpenGL renderer string: Software Rasterizer

so 3d hardware acceleration is disabled. Is this a problem of my video
card Radeon HD 5470? I thought that some 3d support was already
enabled with the open source driver (see
Has someone any suggestion?


Debian squeeze, kernel version 2.6.36

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