Agiofws: i have compiled a new vanilla kernel 2.6.31 ... but for some reason fglrx 8.55 radeon driver will not install can anyone tell me why ?
brbrbr: warmly greet anyone
maximi89: hi people, if i use radeonhd module, this should appear on lsmod?
maximi89: because i have radeonhd installed and radeonhd setted on my Xorg.conf and xorg log says he is using radeonhd, but i don't have radeonhd on my lsmod, im using a Radeon HD 3200
honk: radeonhd is not a kernel module
honk: if anything, you should see a radeon module
maximi89: yeah i see a radeon module
maximi89: and Xorg log says he have loaded the radeonhd
maximi89: honk, so what exactly do radeonhd? :S
honk: takes care of the 2d stuff mostly ;)
honk: and uses the radeon kernel module for acceleration ^^
maximi89: this is important or not? "(II) RADEONHD(0): Card not in database: "
honk: it's just II
maximi89: well, that was all ahaha thanks ;)
maximi89: honks, what about a WW?
maximi89: and this? "(EE) AIGLX error: dlopen of /usr/lib/dri/r600_dri.so failed (/usr/lib/dri/r600_dri.so: cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)"
yangman: maximi89: http://yangman.ca/blog/2009/10/15/linux-graphics-driver-stack-explained/
yangman: maximi89: *_dri.so modules are provided by Mesa
Digital_Pioneer: So what's the recommended configuration for X when using radeonhd with a HD4850?
Digital_Pioneer: I'm sick of crap from the proprietary driver, so I'm hoping the OpenSource driver will get some of the basics right, at the cost of lesser 3D support.
Digital_Pioneer: I have the latest git as of last night installed, and I'm using it now, it works so long as I keep KWin's compositing turned off.
Digital_Pioneer: If I turn compositing on, it actually still runs.... But it doesn't actually work. :P I get a beautiful blank white screen (which I can rotate as a cube of white screens on a black background) until I turn off compositing at which point everything becomes good again.
Digital_Pioneer: I was very impressed. It didn't bring down my kernel in flames as the proprietary drivers are so fond of doing.
chithead: white screen often means that 3d acceleration does not actually work
chithead: glxinfo | grep -i render
shadowmaster: what KDE version?
shadowmaster: if you want compositing and there's no 3D support there yet, XRender compositing works fine, at least here, with a HD 3200. I haven't yet bothered to try a newer mesa.
Digital_Pioneer: shadowmaster: KDE 4.3.3
Digital_Pioneer: chithead: direct rendering: yes; OpenGL renderer string: software rasterizer
Digital_Pioneer: Should that be software rasterizer? Generally software doesn't do such a good job of 3D stuff, AFAIK... :P
shadowmaster: nah, software rendering doesn't work with OpenGL compositing.
shadowmaster: maybe if you had a multiprocessor system with 10 CPUs
Digital_Pioneer: Sorry, I've only got 4.
Digital_Pioneer: So is it a configuration problem?
shadowmaster: that looks like the version of mesa you have installed doesn't support direct rendering yet.
Digital_Pioneer: I think I'm just using a packaged mesa.
Digital_Pioneer: Should I install from git?
chithead: I think you need mesa 7.6 or newer
chithead: and kernel 2.6.32_rc1 or a kernel with drm-next patches
Digital_Pioneer: Ahh, my kernel is 2.6.31
Digital_Pioneer: chithead: How can I check if I have these drm-next patches?
chithead: Digital_Pioneer: I think arch and fedora ship them. not sure about other distros
Digital_Pioneer: chithead: I'm on arch
chithead: then you should be ok
Digital_Pioneer: Awesome. :)
Digital_Pioneer: chithead: Well, I'm checking out mesa from git now.
Digital_Pioneer: OK, I've got very recent GIT builds of radeonhd and mesa with KDE 4.3.3 on a HD4850. How do I make the 3D acceleration work?