Bug 245398 - DRI works only as root
DRI works only as root
Product: Fedora
Classification: Fedora
Component: xorg-x11-drv-i810 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Adam Jackson
Fedora Extras Quality Assurance
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Reported: 2007-06-22 16:40 EDT by Frank Cox
Modified: 2018-04-11 12:53 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2008-01-31 09:54:27 EST
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Description Frank Cox 2007-06-22 16:40:38 EDT
Description of problem:
when I run glxgears stuff on this computer (which is an Intel 82915G/GV/910GL
Integrated Graphics Controller) I get this:

libGL error: open DRM failed (Operation not permitted)
libGL error: reverting to (slow) indirect rendering

When I run glxgears as root, it works as expected (without this error).

This machine was running FC6 and has been upgraded to F7.  glxgears worked
without this error under FC6.

I don't know if this error is present on something that was initially installed
with F7.

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How reproducible:
Every time

Steps to Reproduce:
1. Upgrade from FC6 to F7
2. Run glxgears as a user
Actual results:
libGL error: open DRM failed (Operation not permitted)
libGL error: reverting to (slow) indirect rendering

Expected results:
No error message

Additional info:
My /etc/X11/xorg.conf contains this:

Section "DRI"
        Group        0
        Mode         0666

Removing the "Group 0" line solves this problem and the error message no longer
appears.  I don't know if this is the correct way to fix this or not, but it
appears to work, so far.
Comment 1 Adam Jackson 2007-06-27 09:42:59 EDT
That's very strange.  Mode 0666 should allow _anyone_ who can connect to the X
server to use DRI, regardless of group membership.

What are the permissions on /dev/dri/card0 when you can't use DRI as a normal user?
Comment 2 Frank Cox 2007-06-27 11:04:18 EDT
crw------- 1 frankcox root 226, 0 2007-06-14 00:03 card0
Comment 3 Jesse Barnes 2008-01-10 18:03:38 EST
Maybe there's something else that's claimed DRM master status?  Doesn't sound 
like an intel bug at any rate...
Comment 4 Matěj Cepl 2008-01-14 19:01:08 EST
Possible relation to bug 428078.
Comment 5 denis ivanov 2008-01-30 17:35:32 EST
Seems fixed in today's fedora-devel...

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