Blurred fonts under the X.org + Mesa + DRI
techservio at gmail.com
Tue Dec 25 23:07:54 PST 2007
X.org and Mesa were installed (from git) over the fresh installation of
The video-card is Radeon 9600 with proper driver settings in the xorg.conf
The X window starts properly. Direct rendering is enabled and glxgears shows
According to the log-file the r300_dri driver is actually loaded and this is
Open-GL and DRI are functioning properly, I guess.
Yet a huge problem exists in the work of the window managers. (I tried
IceWM and KDE3).
That is: fonts (including labels, texts and menu items) are blurred (as if
they were cross-hatched). Snapshot:
If the driver is set into the "vesa" mode, the letters are displayed
properly, but the direct rendering is obviously not supported.
It must be noted that in the case of KDE4, letters, in general, are
visualized properly, but in the GTK-based applications letters are still
Did anyone experienced the same problem? If so what is the solution (if
any, in the case of Radeon 9600 video-card)?
I also tried to use the proprietary ATI driver. After the driver was
installed ("fglrx" in the xorg.conf), X did not start. The following error
message was issued:
(II) Loading /opt/xorg/lib/xorg/modules/drivers//fglrx_drv.so
dlopen: /opt/xorg/lib/xorg/modules/drivers//fglrx_drv.so: undefined symbol:
(EE) Failed to load /opt/xorg/lib/xorg/modules/drivers//fglrx_drv.so
(II) UnloadModule: "fglrx"
(EE) Failed to load module "fglrx" (loader failed, 7)
Does any one know about the nature of this error message?
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