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Bug 25491 - r128.o module does not produce 3d acceleration
r128.o module does not produce 3d acceleration
Status: CLOSED DUPLICATE of bug 21545
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
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Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
Brock Organ
Florence Gold
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Reported: 2001-02-01 11:25 EST by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:31 EDT (History)
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Last Closed: 2001-02-01 19:39:36 EST
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Description Need Real Name 2001-02-01 11:25:48 EST
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/4.76 [en] (X11; U; Linux 2.4.0-0.99.11 i686)

The r128.o module will load and claim that it is in use (via lsmod) but
OpenGL programs do not take advantage of it. 

Reproducible: Always
Steps to Reproduce:
1.Run Chromium

Actual Results:  It made the computer crawl

Expected Results:  It should have been fast

Video Card is ATI Rage Fury 128
Comment 1 Arjan van de Ven 2001-02-01 11:37:39 EST
It's up to the X server to do/use the actual acceleration. Reassigning.
Comment 2 Jeremy Katz 2001-02-01 14:48:15 EST
A couple of things to look at:
* Ensure that the glx and dri modules are being loaded from the module section
of /etc/X11/XF86Config-4
* Check the permissions on /dev/dri/card0 to make sure that you have read and
write access to the device
* Run glxinfo to see if it shows that direct rendering is enabled
Comment 3 Glen Foster 2001-02-01 15:01:26 EST
We (Red Hat) should really try to fix this before the next release.
Comment 4 Need Real Name 2001-02-01 15:11:31 EST
The /etc/X11/XF86Config-4 file was missing a line. 

Section "DRI"
             Mode 0666  <-- This
End Section

Only root had 3D acceleration and regular users did not. I think it would be
nice if all users had permission to DRI by default.
Comment 5 Bill Nottingham 2001-02-01 19:39:32 EST
That in the past has been bad (all users could lock the machine).

Currently to do this you must

a) log in as root
b) log in via xdm/kdm/etc.
Comment 6 Bill Nottingham 2001-02-01 19:42:39 EST

*** This bug has been marked as a duplicate of 21545 ***

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