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1 peesh 1.1 <?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?>
2 swift 1.17 <!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/ati-faq.xml,v 1.16 2004/10/25 19:51:26 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 1.17 <version>1.0.6</version>
25     <date>November 09, 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 swift 1.17 <ul>
121    
122     <li>The <c>xorg-x11</c> ebuild provides the X11 implementation. </li>
123    
124     <li>For a 2.6.x kernel the DRI modules can be built with the kernel or be
125     provided by the <c>x11-drm</c> ebuild</li>
126    
127     <li>For a 2.4.x kernel series you must use the <c>x11-drm</c> ebuild</li>
128    
129     <li>The <c>ati-drivers</c> ebuild provides the ATI closed source X drivers
130     and kernel modules, for both the 2.4 and 2.6 series kernels</li>
131    
132     </ul>
133 swift 1.7
134 swift 1.17 <impo>
135     Your kernel must have agpgart support. If you are running a 2.4.x
136     kernel or are planning on using the x11-drm ebuild you should not have the DRM
137     modules compiled in.
138 peesh 1.1 </impo>
139 swift 1.7
140 swift 1.17 <pre caption="Installing drivers">
141 lu_zero 1.11 <codenote>If you want just the Rage128 drivers and modules installed with x11</codenote>
142 lu_zero 1.9 # <i>VIDEO_CARDS="rage128" emerge x11-drm</i>
143 peesh 1.2 <codenote>To have just the Radeon support</codenote>
144 peesh 1.1 <codenote>(r100, r200, r250, but not r300 yet)</codenote>
145 lu_zero 1.9 # <i>VIDEO_CARDS="radeon" emerge x11-drm</i>
146 peesh 1.2 <codenote>To install the ATI closed source drivers</codenote>
147 peesh 1.1 <codenote>(r200,r250 and r300 only)</codenote>
148 blubber 1.5 # <i>emerge ati-drivers</i>
149 lu_zero 1.9 <codenote>To install just X11 but not install</codenote>
150 peesh 1.1 <codenote>any kernel module</codenote>
151 lu_zero 1.9 # <i>emerge xorg-x11</i>
152 peesh 1.1 </pre>
153 swift 1.7
154 peesh 1.1 </body>
155     </section>
156     <section>
157     <title>Configuration</title>
158     <body>
159 swift 1.7
160     <p>
161 lu_zero 1.9 It is suggested the use of <c>xorgcfg</c>, <c>xorgconfig</c> or directly by
162 lu_zero 1.11 using the Xorg auto configuration option:
163 swift 1.7 </p>
164    
165 lu_zero 1.10 <pre caption="Autoconfiguring X">
166 blubber 1.5 # <i>X -configure</i>
167 peesh 1.1 </pre>
168 swift 1.7
169     <p>
170 lu_zero 1.9 For more information on how to get a basic <c>xorg.conf</c> configuration file,
171 swift 1.8 please refer to the <uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/desktop.xml">Gentoo
172     Desktop Documentation Resources</uri>.
173 swift 1.7 </p>
174    
175     <note>
176     Users of the ati-drivers can also use <c>fglrxconfig</c>.
177     </note>
178    
179     <impo>
180 lu_zero 1.14 PPC users could use the <c>Xautoconf</c> stand alone configurator by
181     emerging the <c>Xautoconf</c> ebuild, but isn't required.
182 swift 1.7 </impo>
183    
184 peesh 1.1 </body>
185     </section>
186     </chapter>
187     </guide>

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