Well, i will be very curious to know what guide/HowTo/Method you are following to install the drivers. I have posted numerous times how to install the ATI proprietary drivers which will work accelerated, and this without using the latest version of X.
If ya had read a bit of the subject of the other topics, in particular XFree 4.3 , or maybe Display Drivers on Linux, you will have had a better clue
No, the 3D support of latest released XFree 4.3.0 is not ridiculous. I have it working on LRs Linux ( LFS 4.0 ) and giving me a nice 100 FPS av in quake3 on the sager of course.
Maybe you should comment, as what distro you are using, and what step you took to make your XFree 4.3.0 work......
In the meantime, please read the info supplied :http://sagerforums.com/forums/showth...&threadid=1555
As well as :http://sagerforums.com/forums/showth...&threadid=1717
And finally for more info on how to install drivers:http://sagerforums.com/forums/showth...5&pagenumber=3
in the middle of the page. Hope that helps.
By the way, none should attempt to build/compile the latest DRI trunk without reading the :http://dri.sourceforge.net/doc/DRIcompile.html
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