radeon driver capabilites (opengl)

Jan Torben Heuer jtnews at mail2003.dnsalias.org
Mon Mar 31 11:28:30 UTC 2008


I just switched from fglrx (proprietary) to radeon (open source). I'm
impressed how good and easy-to-use the driver is (Especially if you deal
with multiple displays..)

I have a Radeon Mobility X600.

There is one thing that I don't know yet: Is OpenGL Hardware Accelleration
possible? Can I use AIGLX (I think not with my model)?

jtheuer at farpoint ~ $ glxinfo | grep render
direct rendering: No 
    GLX_ATI_pixel_format_float, GLX_ATI_render_texture
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect

jtheuer at farpoint ~ $ grep GLX /var/log/Xorg.0.log
(**) Option "AIGLX" "off"
(**) AIGLX disabled
(II) Loading extension GLX
(WW) RADEON(0): Option "DisableGLXRootClipping" is not used
(WW) RADEON(0): Option "AddARGBGLXVisuals" is not used
(WW) RADEON(0): Option "AllowGLXWithComposite" is not used
(II) GLX: Initialized MESA-PROXY GL provider for screen 0

So it uses software-rendering as default? (Yes, I switched AIGLX off because
it didn't work)

XV works - but not on tv-out. (Video is black). Is not mandatory because
even xshm works well but would be nice. Did someone manage it?


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