About a month ago, I’ve upgrade my Gentoo box to xorg-server 1.9.4, which is a long time since last upgrade. Despite much more conflict packages with uninteresting solution steps, there are some note can be shared.
The Gallium, a new 3D environment proposed by free-desktop, is a new feature for some graphic chip user. My ATI Radeon chip is luckily to have it.
The crux is due to some kernel options I didn’t enable it, such as:
CONFIG_DRM_RADEON=m CONFIG_DRM_RADEON_KMS=y CONFIG_FRAMEBUFFER_CONSOLE=y # CONFIG_FB_RADEON is not set
where is referenced from the radeonBuildHowTo above (detail).
Finally, my gentoo box is worked w/ Gallium, and the detail system info is listing:
x11-base/xorg-server-1.9.4 x11-drivers/xf86-video-ati-6.14.0 media-libs/mesa-7.9.1 x11-libs/libdrm-2.4.23 sys-kernel/gentoo-sources-2.6.36-r5 OpenGL vendor string: VMware, Inc. OpenGL renderer string: Gallium 0.4 on softpipe OpenGL version string: 2.1 Mesa 7.9.1 OpenGL shading language version string: 1.20
If you have the same problem, try it and I hope it is useful.