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    I share a very similar experience. I just made...

    I share a very similar experience. I just made the switch from ATI to NVIDIA in late 2008 as well. Before this the only NVIDIA card I've ever had is one that came with a Dell, but I had bought two...
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    Tried the xorg-edgers-live-test script in a live...

    Tried the xorg-edgers-live-test script in a live cd environment and DRM worked without further tweaking. This card was definitely not supported in xorg 7.3 as the documentation claimed at the time....
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    I tried the stick topic here with info on how to...

    I tried the stick topic here with info on how to update using .deb packages and made some progress.

    Now I get:

    dmesg | grep drm
    [ 40.559264] [drm] Initialized drm 1.1.0 20060810
    [ ...
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    Well, I tried rebuilding the dri and drm modules...

    Well, I tried rebuilding the dri and drm modules only, using source from git. Everything compiled without error.
    [http://dri.freedesktop.org/wiki/Building]

    Even if the whole stack didn't work, I...
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    The guide suggests that to use the latest DRM...

    The guide suggests that to use the latest DRM modules I should have Xserver 1.5. My Xorg log is reporting version 1.4.0.90. I was hoping I wouldn't have to touch the other parts of Xorg. It seems...
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    OK, I'm using the standard versions that come...

    OK, I'm using the standard versions that come with Ubuntu Hardy x86_64.
    I guess I will need to build to see if I can get DRI going.
    I found some instructions at:
    ...
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    dmesg | grep drm : Initialised drm but...

    dmesg | grep drm :


    Initialised drm but nothing about radeon

    cat /var/log/Xorg.0.log | grep -i "direct rendering"


    Also:
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    Initially, when DRI wouldn't work, I tried fglrx...

    Initially, when DRI wouldn't work, I tried fglrx in ubuntu once and it crashed my computer (reboot on login). I have since wiped my disk and installed windows 2000 to see how the card is recognized...
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    Alex, that looks very relevant to what I'm...

    Alex, that looks very relevant to what I'm facing.
    So I guess X is detecting the right chip, though the text is wrong (should be R410) but the drm modules don't seem to think my card is supported.
    ...
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    adamk, here's my full lsmod: Module ...

    adamk, here's my full lsmod:



    Module Size Used by
    ipv6 311848 14
    af_packet 27272 2
    radeon 131360 0
    drm ...
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    Another thing that I find suspicious: $ dmesg...

    Another thing that I find suspicious:

    $ dmesg | grep drm
    [ 48.516297] [drm] Initialized drm 1.1.0 20060810

    No mention of attaching to any radeon.
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    Yeah, good detective work! I posted the same...

    Yeah, good detective work!
    I posted the same thing on the ubuntu forums.
    That is my xorg.conf and XOrg log on there.

    So glisse, if it's OK you can refer to that as well....
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    I don't get it either. On the box it says it's a...

    I don't get it either.
    On the box it says it's a Sapphire ATI Radeon x700.
    After installing the bunndled drivers, this is what catalyst hardware information reports:



    I installed windows just...
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    Radeon x550/x700 Dri with radeon driver?

    I have been having a real problem trying to find out whether the radeon driver supports DRI for this chipset (X550/X700).

    I bought Sapphire Card that said that it was based on a radeon x700...
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