This document is a guide to getting 3D acceleration working using the DRM with Xorg in Gentoo.
什么是硬件 3D 加速，我为什么需要它？
With hardware 3D acceleration, three-dimensional rendering uses the graphics processor on the video card instead of taking up valuable CPU resources drawing 3D images. It's also referred to as "hardware acceleration" instead of "software acceleration" because without this 3D acceleration the CPU is forced to draw everything itself using the Mesa software rendering libraries, which takes up quite a bit of processing power.
While Xorg typically supports 2D hardware acceleration, it often lacks hardware 3D acceleration. Three-dimensional hardware acceleration is valuable in situations requiring rendering of 3D objects such as games, 3D CAD, and modeling.
获得 3D 加速
In many cases, both binary and open-source drivers exist. Open source drivers are preferable since we're using Linux and open source is one of its underlying principles. Sometimes, binary drivers are the only option, especially if the graphics card is so new that open source drivers have not yet been written to support its features. Binary drivers include x11-drivers/nvidia-drivers for nVidia cards and x11-drivers/xf86-video-ati (used to be x11-drivers/ati-drivers) for older AMD/ATI cards, dev-libs/amdgpu-pro-opencl for newer AMD cards.
The Direct Rendering Infrastructure, also known as the DRI, is a framework for allowing direct access to graphics hardware in a safe and efficient manner. It includes changes to the X server, to several client libraries and to the kernel. The first major use for the DRI is to create fast OpenGL implementations.
What is the DRM and how does it relate to regular Xorg?
The DRM (Direct Rendering Manager) is an enhancement to Xorg that adds 3D acceleration for cards by adding the kernel module necessary for direct rendering.
本指南适用于无法仅使用 Xorg 进行直接渲染的人员。 DRM 适用于以下驱动程序：
- amdgpu-pro (闭源)
- fglrx (闭源; 已废弃)
- nvidia-drivers (闭源)
- radeonhd (已废弃)
安装 Xorg 并配置内核
Please read our Xorg Configuration Guide to get Xorg up and running.
Probe for the chipset and enable just that one.
emerge --ask sys-apps/pciutils
lspci | grep AGP
# 00:01.0 PCI bridge: Intel Corp. 440BX/ZX/DX - 82443BX/ZX/DX AGP bridge (rev 03)
The output may not match the above due to different hardware.
If the chipset is not supported by the kernel, some success may be obtained by passing
agp=try_unsupported as a kernel parameter. This will use Intel's generic routines for AGP support. To add this parameter, edit the bootloader's configuration file.
Most, if not all, kernels should have these options. This was configured using a standard sys-kernel/gentoo-sources kernel.
ls -l /usr/src/linux
lrwxrwxrwx 1 root root 22 2007-02-14 20:12 /usr/src/linux -> linux-2.6.18-gentoo-r4
确保 /usr/src/linux 链接到当前内核：
eselect kernel list
Processor type and features ---> <*> MTRR (Memory Type Range Register) support Device drivers ---> Graphics support ---> <M> /dev/agpgart (AGP Support) ---> (The agpgart option is not present on 64-bit kernels; just choose the appropriate chipset support.) <M> Intel 440LX/BX/GX, I8xx and E7x05 support (Enable the appropriate chipset instead of the above.) <M> Direct Rendering Manager (XFree86 4.1.0 and higher DRI support) ---> <M> (Select the appropriate graphics card from the list)
make && make install && make modules_install
不要忘记设置 grub.conf 或 lilo.conf。
使用 LILO 时，执行：
使用 GRUB 2 时，运行：
grub-mkconfig -o /boot/grub/grub.cfg
gpasswd -a $USER video
Hopefully just adding the appropriate user to the
video group is sufficient to enable direct rendering. However, Xorg may need some additional configuration via the /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/ directory. New configuration files created in this directory may be named any alpha-numeric file name, as long as the file suffix ends in .conf. Open up a favorite text editor and create a file with this inside it:
Section "Device" Driver "radeon" EndSection Section "dri" Mode 0666 EndSection
You will need to add the module name that your card uses to /etc/modules-load.d/video.conf to ensure that the module is loaded automatically when the system starts up.
intel-agp # 用你的驱动替代
测试 3D 加速
Reboot your computer to your new kernel and login as a normal user. It's time to see if you have direct rendering and how good it is.
glxgears are part of the x11-apps/mesa-progs package, so make sure it is installed before you attempt to run these commands.
No need to load modules for your driver or agpgart, even if you compiled them as a module. They will be loaded automatically.
glxinfo | grep rendering
direct rendering: Yes
If it outputs "No", you don't have 3D acceleration.
Test your frames per second (FPS) at the default size. The number should be significantly higher than before configuring DRM. Do this while the CPU is as idle as possible.
FPS may be limited by your screen's refresh rate, so keep this in mind if
glxgearsreports only about 70-100 FPS. games-fps/xonotic or other 3D games are better benchmarking tools, as they give you real-world performance results.
Get the most out of direct rendering
modprobe radeon before you start the X server (replace
radeon with the name of your driver). Also, try building agpgart into the kernel instead of as a module.
Failed to load kernel module agpgart when running startx
error: "[drm] failed to load kernel module agpgart" after invoking `startx` is caused by presents of compiled agpgart in the kernel instead of as a module. Ignore it unless you're having problems.
TV-Out on Radeon GPU
Compatibility for freshly released GPUs
Try out the binary drivers. For AMD cards, use
ati-drivers. If those don't support it, use fbdev. It's slow, but it works.
Create a config file in /etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/; name it anything you want as long as it ends in .conf. Add the following to it:
Section "Device" Option "ForcePCIMode" "True" EndSection
- Direct rendering (DRI) using X11-DRM HOWTO on the Gentoo forums
- Radeon 7000-9700 DRI CVS Install Guide on the Gentoo forums
This page is based on a document formerly found on our main website gentoo.org.
The following people contributed to the original document: Donnie Berkholz (dberkholz), peesh,
They are listed here because wiki history does not allow for any external attribution. If you edit the wiki article, please do not add yourself here; your contributions are recorded on each article's associated history page.