From: Dr. Daniel James White PhD (dan_at_chalkie.org.uk)
Date: Fri Jun 11 2004 - 06:50:34 CDT

Hi everyone!

how can I enable direct rendering DRI on fedora core 2?
I have an ATI radeon 8500 LE,

Should I use the redeon driver, or the r200 driver?

I edited my xorg.conf file is as below, but VMD and pymol tells me I
am still using indirect mesa rendering, and it is SLOW.....

the ATI closed source driver doesn't work on the fedora 2.6 kernel so I
cant use that.

cheers

Dan

# XFree86 4 configuration created by pyxf86config

Section "ServerLayout"
         Identifier "Default Layout"
         Screen 0 "Screen0" 0 0
         InputDevice "Mouse0" "CorePointer"
         InputDevice "Keyboard0" "CoreKeyboard"
EndSection

Section "Files"

# RgbPath is the location of the RGB database. Note, this is the name
of the
# file minus the extension (like ".txt" or ".db"). There is normally
# no need to change the default.
# Multiple FontPath entries are allowed (they are concatenated together)
# By default, Red Hat 6.0 and later now use a font server independent of
# the X server to render fonts.
         RgbPath "/usr/X11R6/lib/X11/rgb"
         FontPath "unix/:7100"
EndSection

Section "Module"
         Load "dbe"
         Load "extmod"
         Load "fbdevhw"
         Load "glx"
         Load "record"
         Load "freetype"
         Load "type1"
         Load "dri"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"

# Specify which keyboard LEDs can be user-controlled (eg, with xset(1))
# Option "Xleds" "1 2 3"
# To disable the XKEYBOARD extension, uncomment XkbDisable.
# Option "XkbDisable"
# To customise the XKB settings to suit your keyboard, modify the
# lines below (which are the defaults). For example, for a non-U.S.
# keyboard, you will probably want to use:
# Option "XkbModel" "pc102"
# If you have a US Microsoft Natural keyboard, you can use:
# Option "XkbModel" "microsoft"
#
# Then to change the language, change the Layout setting.
# For example, a german layout can be obtained with:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# or:
# Option "XkbLayout" "de"
# Option "XkbVariant" "nodeadkeys"
#
# If you'd like to switch the positions of your capslock and
# control keys, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:swapcaps"
# Or if you just want both to be control, use:
# Option "XkbOptions" "ctrl:nocaps"
#
         Identifier "Keyboard0"
         Driver "keyboard"
         Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
         Option "XkbLayout" "fi"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
         Identifier "Mouse0"
         Driver "mouse"
         Option "Protocol" "IMPS/2"
         Option "Device" "/dev/input/mice"
         Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
         Option "Emulate3Buttons" "yes"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
         Identifier "Monitor0"
         VendorName "Monitor Vendor"
         ModelName "CPD-G520"
         DisplaySize 400 300
         HorizSync 30.0 - 130.0
         VertRefresh 48.0 - 170.0
         Option "dpms"
EndSection

Section "Device"
         Identifier "Videocard0"
         Driver "radeon"
         VendorName "Videocard vendor"
         BoardName "ATI Radeon 8500LE"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
         Identifier "Screen0"
         Device "Videocard0"
         Monitor "Monitor0"
         DefaultDepth 24
         DefaultDepth 24
         SubSection "Display"
                 Viewport 0 0
                 Depth 24
                 Modes "1280x1024" "1280x960" "1152x864" "1024x768"
"800x600" "640x480"
         EndSubSection
EndSection

Section "DRI"
         Group 0
         Mode 0666
EndSection

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Cell Biology
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