3d/DRI - Matrox G450 - Redhat 7.3

Simon Fowler simon at himi.org
Thu Nov 21 21:34:37 EST 2002

On Thu, Nov 21, 2002 at 09:06:31AM +0000, james canberra wrote:
> I put a brand new box together, Matrox G450, Redhat 7.3
> 2d X works fine. Now I'm trying to get DRI working to take a gander at how 
> FlightGear and TuxRacer work on the new box. No go.
> I dumped the startup messages from startx and I see module load failures 
> (attached below).
> Can anyone give advice or point me where to look?
> Ta,
> Jamie
> Module Loader present
> Markers: (--) probed, (**) from config file, (==) default setting,
>         (++) from command line, (!!) notice, (II) informational,
>         (WW) warning, (EE) error, (NI) not implemented, (??) unknown.
> (==) Log file: "/var/log/XFree86.0.log", Time: Thu Nov 21 19:38:03 2002
> (==) Using config file: "/etc/X11/XF86Config-4"
> /lib/modules/2.4.18-3/kernel/drivers/char/agp/agpgart.o: init_module: No 
> such device

That looks like the problem - agpgart.o has tried to initialise
itself, but it's failed to open/create its device file
(/dev/agpgart). Take a look in /dev and see if the file is there. If
it's not, you'll need to make it, with (as root):
# mknod /dev/agpgart c 10 175

Unless, of course, you're using devfs, in which case the failure to
load is probably something else entirely . . . If you /are/ using
devfs, there will be a file /dev/.devfsd, and there should be a
devfsd instance running. I dunno what might be the problem in that


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