Find the answer to your Linux question:
Results 1 to 3 of 3
Hello. I recently downloaded the snapshot of the open soure DRI drivers from here: http://dri.freedesktop.org/wiki/Download I ran the install.sh, and enabled DRI in my xorg.conf. My frame rate in glxgears ...
Enjoy an ad free experience by logging in. Not a member yet? Register.
  1. #1
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Posts
    68

    Is my glxinfo ok??


    Hello.

    I recently downloaded the snapshot of the open soure DRI drivers from here:

    http://dri.freedesktop.org/wiki/Download

    I ran the install.sh, and enabled DRI in my xorg.conf.

    My frame rate in glxgears and games shot up. Fine im thinking.

    Here is my glxinfo:
    Code:
    jammin@Jupiter:~$ glxinfo
    name of display: :0.0
    display: :0  screen: 0
    That is worrying me. Should that be 0.0??

    Also, i think these lines from dmesg maybe be related:

    Code:
    pciehp: PCI Express Hot Plug Controller Driver version: 0.5
    PCI: Unable to reserve mem region #1:8000000@e0000000 for device 01:00.0
    PCI: Unable to reserve mem region #1:8000000@e0000000 for device 01:00.0
    mtrr: 0xe0000000,0x8000000 overlaps existing 0xe0000000,0x1000000
    [drm] Initialized radeon 1.15.0 20050208 on minor 0: ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility M6 LY
    [drm] Used old pci detect: framebuffer loaded
    ?????

    Also, and i know this is off-topic, but how do i allow root to use the display device (just for firestarter) as I get this error:
    Code:
    (firestarter:3130): Gtk-WARNING **: cannot open display:
    ?????

    Thanks much, its apreciated.

    <edit> Slack 10.1
    XOrg 8.2
    Radeon Mobitly 16mB

  2. #2
    Just Joined!
    Join Date
    Mar 2005
    Location
    Caracas, Venezuela
    Posts
    4

    Don't panic

    You don't have to worry. 0.0 is the default display in Linux. The explanation is a bit longer, but you can identify several displays in your machine (for example you can have localhost:0, localhost:1), this usually identifies a collection of screen which can be controlled by a mouse and a keyboard; thus, the second number indicates which screen are you using, being the screen a particular screen in a set of displays.

    You can read a bit more of it by searching in Google, this article could be enlightning: http://www.faqs.org/docs/linux_intro/sect_7_03.html.

  3. #3
    Linux Guru Flatline's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2005
    Posts
    2,204
    how do i allow root to use the display device (just for firestarter) as I get this error:
    You should be able to (as normal user) enter
    Code:
    xhost +
    then su to the root account. That command will turn off access control for X. Be sure to enter
    Code:
    xhost -
    when you don't need root to have access anymore, because it is a security risk.
    There are two major products that come out of Berkeley: LSD and UNIX. We don't believe this to be a coincidence.

    - Jeremy S. Anderson

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •