Introduction to libdrm

libdrm provides core library routines for the X Window System to directly interface with video hardware using the Linux kernel's Direct Rendering Modules.

Package Information

User Notes:

Installation of libdrm



This package should only be built if you are installing Xorg-7.1. If you have installed or will be installing Xorg-6.9.0 or XFree86, it is provided by those packages and should not be installed here. Ensure that you have the XORG_CONFIG and XORG_PREFIX variables set as described in the Xorg-7.1 page.

Install libdrm by running the following commands:

./configure --prefix=$XORG_PREFIX &&

This package does not come with a test suite.

Now, as the root user:

make install


Installed Libraries: libdrm.{so,a}

Short Descriptions


contains the Direct Rendering Module library functions.

Last updated on 2007-01-18 13:38:19 -0600