DRI and i945GM problems in xorg 7.2

Adam K Kirchhoff adamk at voicenet.com
Tue Mar 20 17:30:33 UTC 2007

On Tue, 2007-03-20 at 16:54 +0000, Vince wrote:
> Hi,
> 	I thought I'd try out the upcoming xorg a bit early and have installed
> xorg 7.2 from the git repository. All seems good and openbox and xfce4
> run happily as do all my normal apps. Because of this I thought I'd give
> beryl a whirl even though i've see a few issues with it come up on here
> about the intel i810 driver and beryl. My issue seems to be different
> though. I started beryl from .xinitrc with a content of:
> xterm &
> beryl
> In the hope this would be simple enough that it wouldnt cause problems
> and I could then start anything else i needed (panels etc) from the xterm.
> 	What actually happened was that X started and then beryl started, I
> never actually saw the xterm. Once in X/beryl the cube seemed to be
> there and I could rotate it via the mouse or via the keyboard but i
> couldnt actually start any programs. This seemed relatively positive
> though so I ctl-alt-backspace out of Xwindows and got the following error.
> error: [drm:pid1254:drm_close] *ERROR* can't find authenticator
> After this trying to start X gives:
> (WW) I810: No matching Device section for instance (BusID PCI:0:2:1) found
> (EE) I810(0): [dri] DRIScreenInit failed. Disabling DRI.
> (EE) AIGLX: Screen 0 is not DRI capable
> MIT-SHM extension disabled due to lack of kernel support
> XFree86-Bigfont extension local-client optimization disabled due to lack
> of shared memory support in the kernel

FYI, AIGLX is still broken on Radeon and Intel cards (Radeons hang when
starting up X, and Intel chips hang when shutting down X).

Hopefully these will be fixed before Xorg 7.2 is rolled into the ports.

As for your other issues, hopefully someone else will have an idea :-)


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