Bug 127349 - Newer DRI modules don't have any package for them
Newer DRI modules don't have any package for them
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11 (Show other bugs)
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
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Reported: 2004-07-06 17:51 EDT by Alexandre Strube
Modified: 2007-11-30 17:10 EST (History)
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Last Closed: 2004-07-06 19:35:46 EDT
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Description Alexandre Strube 2004-07-06 17:51:35 EDT
Description of problem: Most 3d drivers are absent in fedora. Newer
ones from the DRI project are out.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable): any

How reproducible: Always

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install fedora, with, for instance, a supported DRI card (savage,
3dfx, sis, ati, etc)
2. Run glxinfo
3. Direct rendering: NO
Actual results: Fedora is awfully slow with most video boards

Expected results: Fedora be lighnting fast with a $500 video board
which is actually supported by linux.

Additional info: Most distributions don't come with most recent
advances in DRI technology. This makes linux a piece of crap about
gaming/3d modelling on these days.

Fedora could push the linux desktop again, as Red Hat Linux did
before, and as it did with kernel/selinux.
Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2004-07-06 19:35:46 EDT
Fedora Core 2 ships with X.Org X11 6.7.0, and includes all of
the DRI drivers which come with that X release.  The DRI drivers
are developed by the DRI project, and are merged into the X.Org
and XFree86 CVS repositories several times a year when DRI CVS
head stabilizes.

Once new drivers, or updated drivers make their rounds in this
process, they eventually get into the upstream X.Org repository
and will be included in a future X.Org X11 release.

Until new DRI drivers have made it through this process, they
are experimental/developmental and are not suitable for inclusion
into Fedora Core.

Feel free to beta-test the DRI project's binary snapshots if
you are interested in doing so however, as this will help to
stabilize newer drivers sooner, and will improve the quality
of them once they are deemed ready to be included in X CVS
and future releases.

Closing bug report as "NOTABUG"

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