How do I configure X to use ATI 3D accelerated graphics

These notes are for an ["Xorg"] based ["xserver"]. To install the ATI Radeon drivers on an ["XFree86"] installation, see ["ATIHowToXFree86"].

ATI Radeon cards 8500,9000,9200 and 9250 work with Open Source drivers and support ["OpenGL"] 3D Graphics.

To configure X to use accelerated 3d drivers, the configuration file /etc/X11/xorg.conf should be edited as follows:

Install the required libraries

It is necessary to install driver libraries, in order for the 3D capabilities of the card to be utilized:


glxinfo|grep render

See Also

["ATIHowToXFree86"] Configuring XFree86 to use ATI 3D accelerated graphics

["ATIProprietary"] Installing the closed source proprietary driver