Description of problem:
With Fedora Core 7 and updated Mesa and xorg-x11-drv-ati driver,
my notebook (Acer Aspire 3100) with Radeon Xpress 1100 IGP produced
3D accelerated DRI. With a newly installed Fedora 8 it doesn't.
For my previous adventures with my notebook, see:
My notebook hasn't changed since that report, however with Fedora 8,
lspci identifies the integrated graphics differently:
# lspci -s 01:05.0
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS485 [Radeon Xpress
lspci in Fedora Core 7 reported it with this namne:
01:05.0 VGA compatible controller: ATI Technologies Inc RS482 [Radeon Xpress 200M]
Xorg 1.3 in Fedora 8 reports this below about the chip but unlike
my previous Fedora Core 7 setup, it doesn't try to load the radeon
kernel module or r300_dri.
(--) Chipset ATI Radeon XPRESS 200M 5975 (PCIE) found
The radeon kernel module is loadable manually but it doesn't help.
These two lines are in dmesg after "modprobe radeon":
[drm] Initialized drm 1.1.0 20060810
[drm] Initialized radeon 1.28.0 20060524 on minor 0
Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):
Steps to Reproduce:
1. Install Fedora 8 x86_64 on an Acer Aspire 31xx with Xpress 1100 IGP
2. Run glxinfo
No 3D acceleration, e.g. glxinfo says:
Direct rendering: No
Working 3D acceleration, since with the components mentioned in BZ 251642
3D acceleration worked on Fedora Core 7.
I saved the original xorg.conf from Fedora Core 7 before I upgraded,
I can append it to the report however it doesn't have any fancy setting
to load r300_dri.
can you add Option "DRI" "true"
to xorg.conf device section and try again?
we can't get xpress support consistenly working, i.e. it works for you but not
Thank you very much, adding the option worked, I get accelerated 3D now.
Just as with Fedora Core 7, I disabled AIGLX and Compositing just to be
on the safe side as they (and e.g. Compiz) didn't work. I also added
Option "GARTSize" "64" so e.g. ppracer doesn't complain about not enough GART.
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