Kutuntu Feisty + ATI + GLX = Display problem

Asked by Eduardo Luis Silva on 2007-05-05

Does anyone can take a look at this forum topic I posted at Beryls forum and see If had the same problem or just know the answer?

I am using the opens ource driver for ATI and having this display problem, while running Beryl or just simple typing glxgears on the terminal.

thank you.

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Cesare Tirabassi (norsetto) said : #1

Do you have an ATI 9500 graphics card?
If so, be aware that the Open Source ATI drivers do not support (or they do it badly) 3D acceleration for this model.

Eduardo Luis Silva (elpsilva) said : #2

Yes I have ATI Radeon 9500 PRO.

Cesare Tirabassi (norsetto) said : #3

As I said, the 3D open source driver support for this card is not very good. Please have a look at:


Also, if you look in your Xorg.0.log file you will see something like:

(II) RADEON(0): Render acceleration unsupported on Radeon 9500/9700 and newer.

Javier Jardón (jjardon) said : #4

Try to install compiz, (from compiz.org: "The Compiz and Beryl communities are pleased to announce that they will be reuniting")

follow this guide: http://compiz.org/Ubuntu_Installation_Guide

Eduardo Luis Silva (elpsilva) said : #5

I know some ATI board are not fully supported, but I've read and more than one pepole on the OpenComposite (Beryl) forum said it worked.

I am wondering if there is some kind of problem with my GLX lib instalation.

Eduardo Luis Silva (elpsilva) said : #6

Question: Can I try Beryl with proprietary drivers from ATI?

Javier Jardón (jjardon) said : #7

Hello Eduardo!

Of course, you can. Follow this guide : https://help.ubuntu.com/community/BinaryDriverHowto/ATI

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