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Thread: R580 - Error: couldn't get an RGB, Double-buffered visual

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    Default R580 - Error: couldn't get an RGB, Double-buffered visual

    I've just installed the Opensource radeon drivers using the tutorial stickied on this forum. I'm running an X1900 XTX in dual screen config which works, 2D stuff is fine apart from the odd cursor corruption but it goes back to normal pretty quickly so thats fine. I can't get any 3D stuff to work.

    glxgears gives this error:
    "Error: couldn't get an RGB, Double-buffered visual"

    and blender gives this error:
    "intern/ghost/intern/GHOST_WindowX11.cpp:105: X11 glxChooseVisual() failed for OpenGL, verify working openGL system!
    ERROR: Unable to open Blender window"

    glxinfo:
    Code:
    OpenGL vendor string: DRI R300 Project
    OpenGL renderer string: Mesa DRI R300 20060815 TCL
    OpenGL version string: 1.3 Mesa 7.1 rc3
    direct rendering: Yes
    xorg.conf:
    Code:
    # xorg.conf (X.Org X Window System server configuration file)
    #
    # This file was generated by dexconf, the Debian X Configuration tool, using
    # values from the debconf database.
    #
    # Edit this file with caution, and see the xorg.conf manual page.
    # (Type "man xorg.conf" at the shell prompt.)
    #
    # This file is automatically updated on xserver-xorg package upgrades *only*
    # if it has not been modified since the last upgrade of the xserver-xorg
    # package.
    #
    # If you have edited this file but would like it to be automatically updated
    # again, run the following command:
    #   sudo dpkg-reconfigure -phigh xserver-xorg
    
    Section "Module"
    	Load	"bitmap"
    	Load	"dbe"
    	Load	"ddc"
    	Load	"dri"
    	Load	"extmod"
    	Load	"freetype"
    	Load	"glx"
    	Load	"GLcore"
    	Load	"int10"
    	Load	"type1"
    	Load	"vbe"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier	"Generic Keyboard"
    	Driver		"kbd"
    	Option		"XkbRules"	"xorg"
    	Option		"XkbModel"	"pc105"
    	Option		"XkbLayout"	"gb"
    EndSection
    
    Section "InputDevice"
    	Identifier	"Configured Mouse"
    	Driver		"mouse"
    	Option		"CorePointer"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Device"
            Identifier      "Configured Video Device"
    	VendorName	"ATI"
    	BoardName	"ATI Radeon X1900 XTX"
    	BusID		"1:0:0"
    	Driver		"radeon"
            Option          "AccelMethod"   "EXA"
    	Option		"ColorTiling" "on"
            Option          "DRI" "on"
    	Option		"DDCMode" "on"
    	Option		"AccelDFS" "on"
    	Option		"GARTSize" "64"
    	
    	#Dual Screen Options
            Option          "monitor-DVI-0" "Monitor1"
            Option          "monitor-DVI-1" "Monitor2"
    
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier	"Monitor1"
    	Option		"PreferredMode" "1280x1024"
    	Option        	"Position" "0 0"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Monitor"
    	Identifier	"Monitor2"
    	Option 		"LeftOf"  "Monitor1"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Screen"
    	Identifier	"Default Screen"
    	Device		"Configured Video Device"
    	Monitor		"Monitor1"
    
    	SubSection "Display"
    		Depth 24
    		Modes    "1280x1024"  "1024x768" "800x600"   "640x480"
    		Virtual  2560 1024
    	EndSubSection
    EndSection
    
    Section "ServerLayout"
    	Option		"AIGLX" "false"
    	Identifier	"Default Layout"
    	Screen		"Default Screen"
    EndSection
    
    Section "Extensions"
    	Option "Composite" "Disable"
    EndSection
    
    Section "DRI"
    	Mode	0666
    EndSection
    I don't know if its my card isn't able to do 3D with the current drivers or not. Is there a fix for this or do I have to wait for some bugs etc... to be fixed?

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    Can you pastebin your xorg log somewhere ? I'm thinking maybe the DRM didn't come up properly. Your card should be supported with current code unless something got broken recently.

    I'm also wondering if /char/drm is still the right place now that Dave has reorganized the drm driver tree. Just guessing though.

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    Heres the xorg log

    http://pastebin.com/f44a3c3a

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    I had the following line under "Section "Module"" on my older radeon setup with my 9250:

    Load "drm"

    I didn't see that in your post.

    You also have libdrm and mesa-libGL installed?

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    I have libdrm2 installed and what I think is mesa-libGL the package which I think it is, is : libgl1-mesa-dri, libgl1-mesa-glx.

    I've added the drm module and rebooted and it hasn't changed anything.
    Last edited by stuthebearded; 08-25-2008 at 03:58 PM.

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    I've got a Radeon X1100 on this laptop and I'm getting exactly the same problem. Have you upgraded the xserver to 1.5?

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    revert commit 1724334d7c82abe55b6506dfe369df4facae6f06

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    I've got a 1950pro on Gentoo, and I too have this problem. 2D performance is just awesome. Video still tears but is fast and responsive.

    But I cannot get 3d to work due to this bug. I had it working several weeks ago briefly for about 3 days, but I cant seem to get it working since then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HailandKill View Post
    I've got a Radeon X1100 on this laptop and I'm getting exactly the same problem. Have you upgraded the xserver to 1.5?
    No i'm using the version that comes with Ubuntu 8.04

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    Quote Originally Posted by stuthebearded View Post
    No i'm using the version that comes with Ubuntu 8.04
    Someone fixed it in this thread with an xserver update.

    Also, try the live cd test

    That's what I'm attempting at the moment.

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