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October 4th, 2009, 10:52
I have X running with the radeon driver on my RV350 card. I am trying to enable compositing in KDE4. I was able to do this on with the same versions of KDE and X11 on Debian. However, I had to first install a package 'firmware-linux' which contains CP microcode used by my chipset. On FreeBSD current, my Xorg log contains an error saying that the microcode is not loaded.
I would like to find out whether it is possible to get compositing to work on FreeBSD current, and if so, how.
October 4th, 2009, 13:19
It is certainly possible. Show us the full output of 'LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose glxinfo 'and your entire /var/log/Xorg.0.log file.
October 4th, 2009, 15:48
Below is my Xorg log. I don't have glxgears. I know on Debian the package with that binary is called mesa-utils. Which port has it?
October 4th, 2009, 15:58
You need to install 'mesa-demos'
October 4th, 2009, 16:08
You need to enable AIGLX by adding this line to the ServerLayout or ServerFlags section of your xorg.conf file:
Option "AIGLX" "on"
You will likely also want to add this line to the Device section:
Option "AccelMethod" "EXA"
EXA is faster than XAA but wasn't made the default till quite recently.
October 4th, 2009, 16:14
After editing my xorg.conf as described, compositing now works. Thanks for the help.
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