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Thread: What are some xorg.conf options that should/can be enabled?

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    Question What are some xorg.conf options that should/can be enabled?

    I have an HD 4870 by the way.
    Thanks!

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    Which driver are you running - radeon or radeonhd ? Do you already have the proper drm installed, DRI and EXA enabled etc. ?

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    radeon
    How would I check to see if the rest is enabled?

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    Look at /var/log/Xorg.0.log to see exactly what is loading.

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    Code:
    (EE) RADEON(0): [dri] RADEONDRIGetVersion failed to open the DRM
    [dri] Disabling DRI.
    (II) RADEON(0): using shadow framebuffer
    That a bad thing?

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    The default options are default for a reason. In most cases you shouldn't need to set any options. You should only need to set options to work around a problem or test an experimental feature. The only option that is useful to set is:
    Option "AccelMethod" "EXA"
    Which will soon be the default anyway.

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    Oh ok thanks. Other than that, are there any visible issues in my log?

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    You'll need an updated drm if you want 2D (EXA) and video (Xv) acceleration. 2.6.30 is the first kernel with the necessary drm bits.

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    I guess I'll just have to wait till it comes out of testing or just patch the kernel now.

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