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What is DRI and how does it work? I think it stands for direct rendering 
interface but wouldn't Xfree need to recognize and support the card to 
enable this feature?

This is going on my redhat 7.2 system. It seems that RH 7.3 has XFree86
v4.2 so I'm downloading the iso's (no I didn't follow the whole thread on
the proper use of the apostrophe) and am planning an upgrade. I hate the
thought of upgrading the whole distro for a video driver, but I tried to
upgrade the Xfree rpm's and there were many dependencies on gcc and the
such, so I'm taking the easy way out... besides I talked a buddy into 
trying linux and he got 7.3 so I wanted to be somewhat familiar with it. 

I suppose I should have pinged the group before I cracked the case to find 
out what I was in for... oh well, on to new experiences.


Today, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:

> hi doug,
> i haven't yet.  i plan on it though.  the X homepage claimed the dri was
> ready for the 7500 starting 4.1.  did that not happen?
> pete
> begin Doug Huckaba <mrdoug@attbi.com> 
> > Ok, I've seen some braging about the radeon 7500 and xfree 4.1.... how did 
> > you get it to work? I've been very unsucessful and all I can find on the 
> > net is that this card only works with xfree 4.2
> > 
> > -doug
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