moo_: which version of radeonhd do i need to use x with kms? is anything else needed as well? the kernel (2.6.32-rc8) says i need
moo_: "new enough userspace"
moo_: and i wasn't able to find information what is this supposed to mean
jillsmitt: i have some problems with radeonhd
jillsmitt: i have only ~200fps with glxgears, and my desktop is slow
chithead: is dri working? with older versions you explicitly need to enable it in xorg.conf
chithead: for glxgears, check "glxinfo | grep -i render" and if that reports software rendering, then your installed mesa does not support your card
jillsmitt: chithead: how can i know, i use X xonfigured with redeonhd.
chithead: look at Xorg.0.log
jillsmitt: glxinfo>> direct rendering: Yes AND OpenGL renderer string: Software Rasterizer
jillsmitt: and yes, module and extension loaded
jillsmitt: i use X.Org 220.127.116.113 with Ati Radeon X1200
chithead: if radeonhd version is less than 1.3.0, enable dri and exa acceleration in xorg.conf ("man radeonhd" for details). also make sure you have proper permissions for /dev/dri
jillsmitt: what permissions need i?
jillsmitt: chithead: thanks for help, my fault was DRI enabling after AccelMethod in configuration file
jillsmitt: i think
jillsmitt: fps the same
jillsmitt: but desktop is more powerfull now
jillsmitt: only windows minimizing and resizing still slow
chithead: if you still have software rendering, verify that you user has permissions to access /dev/dri, most distros use video group or set dri permissions to 0666 in xorg.conf
jillsmitt: how can i view my groups?
jillsmitt: i have membership of video group
chithead: then possibly your mesa is too old or broken. again, Xorg.0.log may tell you when it tries to enable AIGLX
jillsmitt: AIGLX enabled and DRI and DRI2
chithead: does it load swrast or radeon dri
jillsmitt: yes it does
kdeman: Use X.Org 1.7.2 and Mesa 7.6.1(RC) with Ati Radeon HD 4870
kdeman: They made a lot of nice feature updates for R700 in latest mesa-git a few days ago.