gears vs. glxgears; i915 for Linux binaries?

Eric Anholt eric at
Fri Jun 23 19:44:45 UTC 2006

On Fri, 2006-06-23 at 22:07 +0400, Boris Samorodov wrote:
> On Fri, 23 Jun 2006 10:28:39 -0700 Eric Anholt wrote:
> > You're getting software rendering with linux_dri.  LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose
> > is the way to debug DRI issues, but I can shortcut here and yes, the
> > absence of is the problem.  We need to get linux_dri updated
> > to a set of recent Mesa binaries.  I wonder what our current
> There are some efforts. :-) But no "when" so far.
> > linux_base's package of dri modules looks like?
> Linux_base doesn't have any X-related stuff. Nore does current linux
> X-port (linux-xorg-libs). We do have only graphics/linux_dri based on
> XFree86-4.4.0.

OK, I checked what FC4 has, and their big xorg RPM is 6.8.2 and contains
DRI drivers.  However, I don't think we want to use FC4's, not just
because of the size of the RPM, but also because the drivers are likely
to be too stale.  The DRI driver <-> DDX interface breaks backwards
compat much more often than the DRI <-> DRM interface (which in theory
never breaks).  So, we really want some fresh Mesa 6.4.2+ DRI drivers,
which we can't get from FC4.

So, that means someone needs to get a linux box with suitable glibc
again and roll their own like I used to, probably.  Or maybe steal
binaries from some other distro.  Suggestions?

Eric Anholt                             anholt at
eric at                         eric.anholt at
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