Doubt regarding ATI-radeon

Miguel Bazdresch miguel at
Tue Jul 29 04:59:18 PDT 2003

* layman <layman82 at> [03-0729 12:36]:
> (1) To make an ATI RADEON card work in X mode. ?
> Should I NEED Kernel-support enabled for DRM (OR) just
> compiling X and configuring Video is enough.

DRM is needed only for 3D acceleration under X.

> (2) ATI-radeon works by DRM , does the 'NV' ?driver
> (for nvidia) from xfree86 also 
> works by DRM ?? ?Since i find nvidia not supported by
> DRI in its status page(

Nvidia doesn't use/need DRM. If you need 3D accel. then you need to
install the nvidia-supplied, closed-source drivers. If not, then you
can get by using X's driver.

Miguel Bazdresch

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