direct rendering: No == Don’t worry!

I noticed that even getting a direct rendering: No, the 3D foobillard game worked pretty well. So I just figured out why my glxinfo has shown that false information:

tiago@thinkpad:~$ LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose glxinfo
name of display: :0.0
libGL: XF86DRIGetClientDriverName: 1.7.2 i915 (screen 0)
libGL: OpenDriver: trying /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/dri/
libGL error: dlopen /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/dri/ failed (/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/dri/ cannot open shared object file: No such file or directory)
libGL error: unable to find driver:
display: :0 screen: 0
direct rendering: No


tiago@thinkpad:~$ ln -s /usr/lib/dri/ /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/dri/
tiago@thinkpad:~$ glxinfo |grep "direct rendering"
direct rendering: Yes

My system: Debian Etch, linux-2.6.18, xorg 7.1.0-9, IBM Thinkpad X40, Intel 82852/855GM


  1. Posted January 7, 2007 at 16:20 | Permalink

    shouldn’t you report a bug against some related Debian package?

  2. Marcelle
    Posted November 17, 2007 at 09:48 | Permalink

    Thank you very much for this post!!

    I was trying to solve this problem for a long, long time…

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