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#1 2006-03-24 22:06:47

zachtib
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Registered: 2006-03-09
Posts: 19

fglrx - only as root?

[zach@notapowerbook ~]$ fglrxinfo
libGL error: failed to open DRM: Operation not permitted
libGL error: reverting to (slow) indirect rendering
display: :0.0  screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: Mesa project: www.mesa3d.org
OpenGL renderer string: Mesa GLX Indirect
OpenGL version string: 1.2 (1.5 Mesa 6.4.2)

[zach@notapowerbook ~]$ sudo fglrxinfo
display: :0.0  screen: 0
OpenGL vendor string: ATI Technologies Inc.
OpenGL renderer string: FireMV 2400 PCI DDR Generic
OpenGL version string: 1.3.1050 (X4.3.0-8.23.7)

the ati drivers seem to only for for root. how can i fix this?

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#2 2006-03-24 22:11:13

paul2lv
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From: Vegas
Registered: 2005-11-09
Posts: 116

Re: fglrx - only as root?

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#3 2006-03-24 23:59:57

Cerebral
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From: Waterloo, ON, CA
Registered: 2005-04-08
Posts: 3,108
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Re: fglrx - only as root?

check to ensure you have this in your xorg.conf:

Section "DRI"
    Mode 0666
EndSection

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#4 2006-03-25 17:52:20

dswain
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From: Durham, New Hampshire
Registered: 2006-03-25
Posts: 10
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Re: fglrx - only as root?

I'd agree with paul2lv's link and attempt to make sure your user is under the group video. something like:

gpasswd -a username video

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