ATI 9000 direct rendering question

Pablo Wolter pwolter at
Fri Jul 15 22:59:17 UTC 2005

Scott Henson wrote:

> Pablo Wolter wrote:
>> I have Hoary, I know that this comes with instead of XFree86 but
>> under /etc/X11 I have both configuration files.
>> I have the ATI Radeon Mobility 9000 M9 (R250 Lf), but glxinfo shows:
>> ...
>> direct rendering: No
> I get the following.
> scotth at wildfire:~$ glxinfo |grep direct
> direct rendering: Yes
> scotth at wildfire:~$ lspci | grep ATI
> 0000:01:00.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon
> RV250 If [Radeon 9000] (rev 01)
> So Ive got dri working and I didn't do anything special to enable it. 
> My install is just a basic Hoary install.  I didn't do anything
> special to get dri enabled.  Do you have all of ubunut-desktop
> installed and did you do a desktop install from the installer?

Yes, I just install from the Hoary CD and add Universe repositories to
source.list to have another staff.

> I wouldn't know why your dri wouldn't be enabled.  You can check
> /var/log/Xorg.0.log for information as to why its not enabled. 

I check the log file but I don't see why it is not enabled. It is a
large file so I'm not attaching it. If needed I'll do it.

If I uninstall XFfree86 related packages, can I be sure to have a fully
opperational window system?

Thanks for the help.


> Also to answer your other question, chances are your running
> xserver-xorg unless you specifically installed xserver-xfree86.  Xorg
> is in main while XFree86 is in universe. 

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