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Thread: No Direct Rendering with Open Source ATI Drivers

  1. #1
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    No Direct Rendering with Open Source ATI Drivers

    I'm trying to get direct rendering working using Ubuntu Hardy 8.04.1 and a Radeon X1300 card.

    "glxinfo | grep render" returns:

    Code:
    direct rendering: No (If you want to find out why, try setting LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose)
    OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
    "cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep EE" returns:

    Code:
    (EE) RADEON(0): [dri] RADEONDRIGetVersion failed to open the DRM
    [dri] Disabling DRI.
    If I look at /var/log/Xorg.0.log, there is this section that seems relevant:

    Code:
    drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device or address)
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device or address)
    drmOpenDevice: Open failed
    drmOpenByBusid: Searching for BusID pci:0000:01:00.0
    drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: Open failed
    drmOpenByBusid: drmOpenMinor returns -19
    drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card1
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: Open failed
    drmOpenByBusid: drmOpenMinor returns -19
    drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card2
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: Open failed
    drmOpenByBusid: drmOpenMinor returns -19
    drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card3
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: Open failed
    drmOpenByBusid: drmOpenMinor returns -19
    drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card4
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: Open failed
    drmOpenByBusid: drmOpenMinor returns -19
    drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card5
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: Open failed
    drmOpenByBusid: drmOpenMinor returns -19
    drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card6
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: Open failed
    drmOpenByBusid: drmOpenMinor returns -19
    drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card7
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: Open failed
    drmOpenByBusid: drmOpenMinor returns -19
    drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card8
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: Open failed
    drmOpenByBusid: drmOpenMinor returns -19
    drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card9
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: Open failed
    drmOpenByBusid: drmOpenMinor returns -19
    drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card10
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: Open failed
    drmOpenByBusid: drmOpenMinor returns -19
    drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card11
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: Open failed
    drmOpenByBusid: drmOpenMinor returns -19
    drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card12
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: Open failed
    drmOpenByBusid: drmOpenMinor returns -19
    drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card13
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: Open failed
    drmOpenByBusid: drmOpenMinor returns -19
    drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card14
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: Open failed
    drmOpenByBusid: drmOpenMinor returns -19
    drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: Open failed
    drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card0
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: Open failed
    drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card1
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: Open failed
    drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card2
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: Open failed
    drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card3
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: Open failed
    drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card4
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: Open failed
    drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card5
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: Open failed
    drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card6
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: Open failed
    drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card7
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: Open failed
    drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card8
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: Open failed
    drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card9
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: Open failed
    drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card10
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: Open failed
    drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card11
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: Open failed
    drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card12
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: Open failed
    drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card13
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: Open failed
    drmOpenDevice: node name is /dev/dri/card14
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: open result is -1, (No such device)
    drmOpenDevice: Open failed
    (EE) RADEON(0): [dri] RADEONDRIGetVersion failed to open the DRM
    [dri] Disabling DRI.
    Can anybody help me troubleshoot my problem? Thanks in advance.

  2. #2
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    Re: No Direct Rendering with Open Source ATI Drivers

    If anybody is coming to this forum post via search engine, it seems that the radeon kernel module included in Hardy doesn't recognize this card (take a look at http://lists.x.org/archives/xorg-dri...ry/007881.html for the results of my post to the xorg-driver-ati mailing list).

    In the end, I upgraded to Intrepid, and everything works fine out of the box with no configuration necessary.

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