Trying to get opensource Linux ATI drivers working - Radeon 9000 Pro 128MB

Posted on 2009-02-18
Last Modified: 2013-12-06
I am trying to get the opensource radeon drivers working.

At first I got:

gentoo_icc tylerm # LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose glxinfo | grep rendering
libGL: XF86DRIGetClientDriverName: 5.3.0 r200 (screen 0)
libGL: OpenDriver: trying /usr/lib/dri/tls/
libGL: OpenDriver: trying /usr/lib/dri/
libGL error: dlopen /usr/lib/dri/ failed (/usr/lib/dri/ cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)

So I linked with the radeon driver:

lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 43 Feb 18 10:44 -> /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers/

Now I get:

gentoo_icc tylerm # cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep render
(II) RADEON(0): Direct rendering enabled

gentoo_icc tylerm # LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose glxinfo | grep render
libGL: XF86DRIGetClientDriverName: 5.3.0 r200 (screen 0)
libGL: OpenDriver: trying /usr/lib/dri/tls/
libGL: OpenDriver: trying /usr/lib/dri/
libGL error: dlopen /usr/lib/dri/ failed (/usr/lib/dri/ undefined symbol: xf86CrtcConfigPrivateIndex)
libGL error: unable to load driver:
direct rendering: No (If you want to find out why, try setting LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose)
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect

Anybody know how to fix this?
Question by:Thaidog
    LVL 27

    Accepted Solution

    You can't link just one module to another...
    Your RADEON is pre r200 model, so it can't be used with this driver, try another one:
    LVL 39

    Assisted Solution

    do you have the media-libs/mesa package installed?
    It doesn't look like it.
    Try to use
    VIDEO_CARDS="r128 radeon"  emerge media-libs/mesa

    That probably should provide your right
    I dont have a radeon configured any where so im not 100% sure.

    And you can nevver just assume that one .so can take the place of another like linking the name of to the
    (The needs some Direct Rendering support, so it calls upon a dri library appropriate for your platform...)

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