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1 peesh 1.1 <?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?>
2 lu_zero 1.16 <!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/ati-faq.xml,v 1.15 2004/10/25 17:52:14 lu_zero Exp $ -->
3 peesh 1.1 <!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
4    
5     <guide link="/doc/en/ati-faq.xml">
6     <title>Gentoo Linux ATi FAQ</title>
7 swift 1.7 <author title="Author">
8     <mail link="lu_zero@gentoo.org">Luca Barbato</mail>
9 peesh 1.1 </author>
10 swift 1.7 <author title="Editor">
11     <mail link="peesh@gentoo.org">Jorge Paulo</mail>
12 peesh 1.1 </author>
13 swift 1.7 <author title="Editor">
14     <mail link="blubber@gentoo.org">Tiemo Kieft</mail>
15 blubber 1.5 </author>
16 peesh 1.1
17 swift 1.7 <abstract>
18     This FAQ should help users avoid some common installation and configuration
19 lu_zero 1.9 issues related to DRI and x11 for ATI boards.
20 swift 1.7 </abstract>
21 peesh 1.1
22 swift 1.3 <license/>
23    
24 swift 1.13 <version>1.0.5</version>
25     <date>October 25, 2004</date>
26 peesh 1.1
27     <chapter>
28     <title>Hardware Support</title>
29     <section>
30 peesh 1.2 <title>Is my ATI board supported?</title>
31 peesh 1.1 <body>
32 swift 1.7
33     <p>
34     Almost every ATI board is supported by <uri
35 lu_zero 1.9 link="http://www.freedesktop.org/Software/xorg">xorg-x11</uri>, at least for the 2D accelerated
36 swift 1.7 features. The 3D support is provided either by <uri
37     link="http://dri.sf.net">the DRI project</uri>, which is already present inside
38 lu_zero 1.9 the xorg-x11, or by closed source drivers <uri
39 swift 1.7 link="http://mirror.ati.com/support/drivers/linux/radeon-linux.html">
40     provided</uri> by ATI.
41 peesh 1.1 </p>
42    
43     <table>
44 swift 1.7 <tr>
45     <th>GPU</th>
46     <th>Common Name</th>
47     <th>Support</th>
48     </tr>
49     <tr>
50     <ti>rage128</ti>
51     <ti>Rage128</ti>
52 lu_zero 1.9 <ti>xorg DRI</ti>
53 swift 1.7 </tr>
54     <tr>
55     <ti>r100</ti>
56     <ti>Radeon7xxx, Radeon64</ti>
57 lu_zero 1.9 <ti>xorg DRI</ti>
58 swift 1.7 </tr>
59     <tr>
60 swift 1.13 <ti>r200, r250, r280</ti>
61     <ti>Radeon8500, Radeon9000, Radeon9200</ti>
62 lu_zero 1.9 <ti>xorg DRI, ATI DRI</ti>
63 swift 1.7 </tr>
64     <tr>
65     <ti>r300, following</ti>
66 swift 1.12 <ti>Radeon 9500 - 9800</ti>
67 lu_zero 1.9 <ti>xorg 2D, ATI DRI</ti>
68 swift 1.7 </tr>
69 peesh 1.1 </table>
70    
71     </body>
72     </section>
73     <section>
74 swift 1.7 <title>
75     I have an All-In-Wonder/Vivo board. Are the multimedia features supported?
76     </title>
77 peesh 1.1 <body>
78 swift 1.7
79     <p>
80     The multimedia features are actually supported by <uri
81 lu_zero 1.16 link="http://gatos.sf.net">the GATOS project</uri> , the gatos drivers will be merged in the xorg tree shortly.
82 swift 1.7 </p>
83    
84 peesh 1.1 </body>
85     </section>
86     <section>
87     <title>I'm not using an x86. What are my options?</title>
88     <body>
89 swift 1.7
90     <p>
91 lu_zero 1.11 You have almost the same x11 support on ppc or alpha platform but you can't
92 swift 1.7 use the ATI closed source drivers. That means that you can't use the r300 3d
93 lu_zero 1.11 features at all. If you have such a board and you want it supported by x11,
94 swift 1.7 you should contact <uri link="http://www.ati.com">ATI</uri> and ask them to open
95     the specs.
96     </p>
97    
98 peesh 1.1 </body>
99     </section>
100     <section>
101 peesh 1.2 <title>I have a laptop. Is my "mobility" ATI model supported?</title>
102 peesh 1.1 <body>
103 swift 1.7
104     <p>
105     It should be but you may have a configuration issue due to the OEM PCI id that
106     such chips may have. In most cases you may have to write the configuration file
107 lu_zero 1.9 yourself or use the <c>xorgconfig</c>.
108 peesh 1.1 </p>
109    
110     </body>
111     </section>
112     </chapter>
113    
114     <chapter>
115     <title>Installation</title>
116     <section>
117     <title>Packages</title>
118     <body>
119 swift 1.7
120 peesh 1.1 <p>
121 lu_zero 1.9 The <c>xorg-x11</c> ebuild provides the X11 implementation. The kernel modules required by DRI are provided by the 2.6.x kernels, if you are still using the 2.4.x you should emerge the <c>x11-drm</c> ebuild, and <c>ati-drivers</c> provides the ATI closed source X drivers and kernel modules, for 2.4 kernels and 2.6 ones.
122 peesh 1.1 </p>
123 swift 1.7
124 peesh 1.1 <impo>
125     Your kernel must have agpgart support and not have the DRM modules compiled in.
126     </impo>
127 swift 1.7
128 lu_zero 1.14 <pre caption="Installing drivers (for 2.4 systems)">
129 lu_zero 1.11 <codenote>If you want just the Rage128 drivers and modules installed with x11</codenote>
130 lu_zero 1.9 # <i>VIDEO_CARDS="rage128" emerge x11-drm</i>
131 peesh 1.2 <codenote>To have just the Radeon support</codenote>
132 peesh 1.1 <codenote>(r100, r200, r250, but not r300 yet)</codenote>
133 lu_zero 1.9 # <i>VIDEO_CARDS="radeon" emerge x11-drm</i>
134 peesh 1.2 <codenote>To install the ATI closed source drivers</codenote>
135 peesh 1.1 <codenote>(r200,r250 and r300 only)</codenote>
136 blubber 1.5 # <i>emerge ati-drivers</i>
137 lu_zero 1.9 <codenote>To install just X11 but not install</codenote>
138 peesh 1.1 <codenote>any kernel module</codenote>
139 lu_zero 1.9 # <i>emerge xorg-x11</i>
140 peesh 1.1 </pre>
141 swift 1.7
142 lu_zero 1.15 <pre caption="Installing just xorg (for 2.6 systems)">
143     <codenote>If you want to install xorg-x11</codenote>
144     # <i>emerge xorg-x11</i>
145     <codenote>To install the ATI closed source drivers</codenote>
146     <codenote>(r200,r250 and r300 only)</codenote>
147     # <i>emerge ati-drivers</i>
148     </pre>
149 lu_zero 1.14
150 peesh 1.1 </body>
151     </section>
152     <section>
153     <title>Configuration</title>
154     <body>
155 swift 1.7
156     <p>
157 lu_zero 1.9 It is suggested the use of <c>xorgcfg</c>, <c>xorgconfig</c> or directly by
158 lu_zero 1.11 using the Xorg auto configuration option:
159 swift 1.7 </p>
160    
161 lu_zero 1.10 <pre caption="Autoconfiguring X">
162 blubber 1.5 # <i>X -configure</i>
163 peesh 1.1 </pre>
164 swift 1.7
165     <p>
166 lu_zero 1.9 For more information on how to get a basic <c>xorg.conf</c> configuration file,
167 swift 1.8 please refer to the <uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/desktop.xml">Gentoo
168     Desktop Documentation Resources</uri>.
169 swift 1.7 </p>
170    
171     <note>
172     Users of the ati-drivers can also use <c>fglrxconfig</c>.
173     </note>
174    
175     <impo>
176 lu_zero 1.14 PPC users could use the <c>Xautoconf</c> stand alone configurator by
177     emerging the <c>Xautoconf</c> ebuild, but isn't required.
178 swift 1.7 </impo>
179    
180 peesh 1.1 </body>
181     </section>
182     </chapter>
183     </guide>

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