After many discussions and testing the most users with ATI Rage chip using Ubuntu Linux are not happy.
The DRI module isn't working out of the box (or not even working at all?)!
On this highly commented launchpad bug, one user suggested to ask the DRI developers to:
"The best course of action would likely be to lobby the
dri.freedesktop.org maintainers to submit Mach64 DRM sources to the
Linux kernel maintainers to be included as 'EXPERIMENTAL'. Once Mach64
sources are included with the Linux kernel sources, you can likely
expect to see the module included in Ubuntu."
It would be grateful if one day my Ubuntu-notebook starts with direct rendering!
What do you think about it?