Doubt regarding ATI-radeon

Ken Moffat ken at
Tue Jul 29 06:00:59 PDT 2003

On Tue, 29 Jul 2003, layman wrote:

> --- Ken Moffat <ken at> wrote:
> >  In the kernel, enable drm but don't bother building
> > the module for the
> > radeon, because X-4.3 needs a more recent version of
> > the interface.  X
> > will work without dri, but anything that could use
> > it (glxgears is the
> > easiest example, included in X) will will be a lot
> > slower than when it's
> > enabled.
> OK i do as you say,
> IN blfs-book, it is given to update the DRI
> architecture from the xfree86 to the
> kernel(lib/modules/kernel/drm...).
> Now is that neccessary with respect to the procedure
> above given by you ?
 That was what I intended to paraphrase.  Definitely believe the book is

> And also by not enabling Radeon module in the kernel
> will affect the performance of it ?

 I meant, don't enable radeon in the kernel's drm section, you may well
still want the radeon under framebuffers (unless you don't like

 Peace, love, linux

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