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1 peesh 1.1 <?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?>
2 swift 1.28 <!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/ati-faq.xml,v 1.27 2005/06/28 16:04:36 neysx Exp $ -->
3 peesh 1.1 <!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
4    
5     <guide link="/doc/en/ati-faq.xml">
6 swift 1.23 <title>Gentoo Linux ATI FAQ</title>
7 swift 1.22
8 swift 1.7 <author title="Author">
9     <mail link="lu_zero@gentoo.org">Luca Barbato</mail>
10 peesh 1.1 </author>
11 swift 1.7 <author title="Editor">
12     <mail link="peesh@gentoo.org">Jorge Paulo</mail>
13 peesh 1.1 </author>
14 swift 1.7 <author title="Editor">
15     <mail link="blubber@gentoo.org">Tiemo Kieft</mail>
16 blubber 1.5 </author>
17 peesh 1.1
18 swift 1.7 <abstract>
19     This FAQ should help users avoid some common installation and configuration
20 lu_zero 1.9 issues related to DRI and x11 for ATI boards.
21 swift 1.7 </abstract>
22 peesh 1.1
23 swift 1.3 <license/>
24    
25 neysx 1.27 <version>1.0.11</version>
26     <date>2005-06-28</date>
27 peesh 1.1
28     <chapter>
29     <title>Hardware Support</title>
30     <section>
31 peesh 1.2 <title>Is my ATI board supported?</title>
32 peesh 1.1 <body>
33 swift 1.7
34     <p>
35     Almost every ATI board is supported by <uri
36 swift 1.22 link="http://www.freedesktop.org/Software/xorg">xorg-x11</uri>, at least for
37     the 2D accelerated features. The 3D support is provided either by <uri
38 swift 1.28 link="http://dri.sf.net">the DRI project</uri> which is part of xorg-x11,
39     or by ATI's <uri
40     link="http://mirror.ati.com/support/drivers/linux/radeon-linux.html">closed
41     source drivers</uri>.
42 peesh 1.1 </p>
43    
44     <table>
45 swift 1.7 <tr>
46     <th>GPU</th>
47     <th>Common Name</th>
48     <th>Support</th>
49     </tr>
50     <tr>
51     <ti>rage128</ti>
52     <ti>Rage128</ti>
53 lu_zero 1.9 <ti>xorg DRI</ti>
54 swift 1.7 </tr>
55     <tr>
56     <ti>r100</ti>
57     <ti>Radeon7xxx, Radeon64</ti>
58 lu_zero 1.9 <ti>xorg DRI</ti>
59 swift 1.7 </tr>
60     <tr>
61 swift 1.13 <ti>r200, r250, r280</ti>
62     <ti>Radeon8500, Radeon9000, Radeon9200</ti>
63 lu_zero 1.9 <ti>xorg DRI, ATI DRI</ti>
64 swift 1.7 </tr>
65     <tr>
66     <ti>r300, following</ti>
67 lu_zero 1.25 <ti>Radeon 9500 - x800</ti>
68 lu_zero 1.9 <ti>xorg 2D, ATI DRI</ti>
69 swift 1.7 </tr>
70 peesh 1.1 </table>
71    
72     </body>
73     </section>
74     <section>
75 swift 1.7 <title>
76 swift 1.22 I have an All-In-Wonder/Vivo board. Are the multimedia features supported?
77 swift 1.7 </title>
78 peesh 1.1 <body>
79 swift 1.7
80     <p>
81 swift 1.28 The board's multimedia features are supported by <uri
82     link="http://gatos.sf.net">the GATOS project</uri>. These drivers will be
83 swift 1.22 merged in the xorg tree shortly.
84 swift 1.7 </p>
85    
86 peesh 1.1 </body>
87     </section>
88     <section>
89 swift 1.28 <title>I'm not using an x86-based architecture. What are my options?</title>
90 peesh 1.1 <body>
91 swift 1.7
92     <p>
93 swift 1.28 X11 support on the PPC or Alpha platforms is quite similar to x86 X11 support.
94     However, ATI's closed source drivers are not supported on the PPC or Alpha, so
95     you cannot use the 3D features of the R300 Graphics Processing Unit (GPU). If
96     you have such a board and want it supported by X11, contact
97     <uri link="http://www.ati.com">ATI</uri> and ask them to release the
98     specifications for your system's GPU. The closed source driver for the AMD64
99     was released, so AMD64 users can now enjoy the same features as x86 users.
100 swift 1.7 </p>
101    
102 lu_zero 1.19 <impo>
103 swift 1.28 To enable agpgart support for certain AMD64 chip sets, you have to disable
104     support for the K8 IOMMU.
105 lu_zero 1.19 </impo>
106    
107 peesh 1.1 </body>
108     </section>
109     <section>
110 swift 1.28 <title>I have a laptop. Is my ATI Mobility model supported?</title>
111 peesh 1.1 <body>
112 swift 1.7
113     <p>
114 swift 1.28 It should be, but you may have a configuration issue due to the OEM PCI id that
115     such chips may have. In most cases you may have to write the configuration file
116     yourself or use the <c>xorgconfig</c> utility.
117 peesh 1.1 </p>
118    
119     </body>
120     </section>
121     </chapter>
122    
123     <chapter>
124     <title>Installation</title>
125     <section>
126     <title>Packages</title>
127     <body>
128 swift 1.7
129 swift 1.17 <ul>
130 swift 1.22 <li>The <c>xorg-x11</c> ebuild provides the X11 implementation</li>
131     <li>
132     For a 2.6.x kernel the DRI modules can be built with the kernel or be
133     provided by the <c>x11-drm</c> ebuild
134     </li>
135     <li>
136     For a 2.4.x kernel series you must use the <c>x11-drm</c> ebuild
137     </li>
138     <li>
139     The <c>ati-drivers</c> ebuild provides the ATI closed source X drivers
140     and kernel modules, for both the 2.4 and 2.6 series kernels
141     </li>
142 swift 1.17 </ul>
143 swift 1.7
144 swift 1.21 <p>
145     If you want to use ATI's <e>internal</e> agpgart support instead of the Linux
146 swift 1.23 kernel one, the agpgart driver and the chip set specific driver (in your kernel
147 swift 1.21 configuration) must be built as modules or not at all.
148     </p>
149 swift 1.7
150 swift 1.17 <pre caption="Installing drivers">
151 neysx 1.18 <comment>(If you want just the Rage128 drivers and modules installed with x11)</comment>
152 lu_zero 1.9 # <i>VIDEO_CARDS="rage128" emerge x11-drm</i>
153 neysx 1.18 <comment>(To have just the Radeon support)</comment>
154 swift 1.24 <comment>(r100, r200, r250, r280, but not r300 yet)</comment>
155 lu_zero 1.9 # <i>VIDEO_CARDS="radeon" emerge x11-drm</i>
156 neysx 1.18 <comment>(To install the ATI closed source drivers)</comment>
157 swift 1.24 <comment>(r200, r250, r280 and r300 only)</comment>
158 blubber 1.5 # <i>emerge ati-drivers</i>
159 neysx 1.18 <comment>(To install just X11 but not install)</comment>
160     <comment>(any kernel module)</comment>
161 lu_zero 1.9 # <i>emerge xorg-x11</i>
162 peesh 1.1 </pre>
163 swift 1.7
164 peesh 1.1 </body>
165     </section>
166     <section>
167     <title>Configuration</title>
168     <body>
169 swift 1.7
170     <p>
171 swift 1.28 The use of <c>xorgcfg</c> or <c>xorgconfig</c> to generate the
172     <path>xorg.conf</path> configuration file is suggested. Alternatively, you
173     may use the Xorg auto configuration option:
174 swift 1.7 </p>
175    
176 lu_zero 1.10 <pre caption="Autoconfiguring X">
177 blubber 1.5 # <i>X -configure</i>
178 peesh 1.1 </pre>
179 swift 1.7
180     <p>
181 lu_zero 1.9 For more information on how to get a basic <c>xorg.conf</c> configuration file,
182 neysx 1.27 please refer to the <uri link="/doc/en/index.xml?catid=desktop">Gentoo
183 swift 1.8 Desktop Documentation Resources</uri>.
184 swift 1.7 </p>
185    
186     <note>
187 swift 1.28 You can use <c>fglrxconfig</c> if you have installed the <c>ati-drivers</c>
188     package.
189 swift 1.7 </note>
190    
191     <impo>
192 swift 1.28 PPC users could use the <c>Xautoconf</c> stand-alone configuration tool by
193 lu_zero 1.14 emerging the <c>Xautoconf</c> ebuild, but isn't required.
194 swift 1.7 </impo>
195    
196 peesh 1.1 </body>
197     </section>
198     </chapter>
199     </guide>

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