Why I am getting error "libGL error: failed to load driver: radeon" when trying to run "glxinfo" ?

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Issue

  • Unable to run glx applications on local system console.
  • Graphical interface is very slow on RHEL7 console.
  • When executing glxinfo on local system console, it's showing that libGL is unable to initialize radeon_dri drivers and switching back to software rendering with below messages:
libGL: OpenDriver: trying /usr/lib64/dri/radeon_dri.so
libGL error: failed to create dri screen
libGL error: failed to load driver: radeon
libGL: OpenDriver: trying /usr/lib64/dri/swrast_dri.so
name of display: :0.0
display: :0  screen: 0
direct rendering: Yes
server glx vendor string: SGI
server glx version string: 1.4
server glx extensions:
  • Running glxgears in verbose mode also giving same error:
# LIBGL_DEBUG=verbose glxgears
libGL: OpenDriver: trying /usr/lib64/dri/radeon_dri.so
libGL error: failed to create dri screen
libGL error: failed to load driver: radeon
libGL: OpenDriver: trying /usr/lib64/dri/swrast_dri.so

Environment

  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6
  • Red Hat Enterprise Linux 7
  • ATI-ES1000 Graphics

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