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1 peesh 1.1 <?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?>
2     <!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
3    
4     <guide link="/doc/en/ati-faq.xml">
5     <title>Gentoo Linux ATi FAQ</title>
6     <author title="Author"><mail link="lu_zero@gentoo.org">
7     Luca Barbato</mail>
8     </author>
9     <author title="Editor"><mail link="peesh@gentoo.org">
10     Jorge Paulo</mail>
11     </author>
12    
13     <abstract>This FAQ should help users avoid some common installation and configuration
14 peesh 1.2 issues related to DRI and xfree for ATI boards.</abstract>
15 peesh 1.1
16 swift 1.3 <license/>
17    
18 peesh 1.1 <version>1.0</version>
19 peesh 1.2 <date>24 June 2003</date>
20 peesh 1.1
21     <chapter>
22     <title>Hardware Support</title>
23     <section>
24 peesh 1.2 <title>Is my ATI board supported?</title>
25 peesh 1.1 <body>
26 peesh 1.2 <p>Almost every ATI board is supported by <uri link="http://www.xfree86.org">Xfree86</uri>,
27 peesh 1.1 at least for the 2D accelerated features. The 3D support is provided either by
28 peesh 1.2 <uri link="http://dri.sf.net">the DRI project</uri>, which is already present inside XFree86,
29 peesh 1.1 or by closed source drivers
30 peesh 1.2 <uri link="http://mirror.ati.com/support/drivers/linux/radeon-linux.html">provided</uri> by ATI.
31 peesh 1.1 </p>
32    
33     <table>
34     <tr>
35     <th>GPU</th>
36     <th>Common Name</th>
37     <th>Support</th>
38     </tr>
39     <tr>
40 peesh 1.2 <ti>age128</ti>
41     <ti>Rage128</ti>
42 peesh 1.1 <ti>xfree DRI</ti>
43     </tr>
44     <tr>
45     <ti>r100</ti>
46 peesh 1.2 <ti>Radeon7xxx, Radeon64</ti>
47 peesh 1.1 <ti>xfree DRI</ti>
48     </tr>
49     <tr>
50     <ti>r200,r250</ti>
51 peesh 1.2 <ti>Radeon8500, Radeon9000</ti>
52     <ti>xfree DRI, ATI DRI</ti>
53 peesh 1.1 </tr>
54     <tr>
55 peesh 1.2 <ti>r300, following</ti>
56     <ti>Radeon9500, Radeon9800</ti>
57     <ti>xfree 2D, ATI DRI</ti>
58 peesh 1.1 </tr>
59     </table>
60    
61     </body>
62     </section>
63    
64     <section>
65 peesh 1.2 <title>I have an All-In-Wonder/Vivo board. Are the multimedia features supported?</title>
66 peesh 1.1 <body>
67     <p>The multimedia features are actually supported by
68 peesh 1.2 <uri link="http://gatos.sf.net">the GATOS project</uri>.</p>
69     <warn>ati-gatos is currently outdated. We are planning to add gatos support directly
70 peesh 1.1 inside xfree.</warn>
71     </body>
72     </section>
73    
74     <section>
75     <title>I'm not using an x86. What are my options?</title>
76     <body>
77     <p>You have almost the same xfree support on ppc or alpha platform but you can't use
78 peesh 1.2 the ATI closed source drivers. That means that you can't use the r300 3d features at all.
79 peesh 1.1 If you have such a board and you want it supported by xfree, you should contact
80 peesh 1.2 <uri link="http://www.ati.com">ATI</uri> and ask them to open the specs.</p>
81 peesh 1.1 </body>
82     </section>
83    
84     <section>
85 peesh 1.2 <title>I have a laptop. Is my "mobility" ATI model supported?</title>
86 peesh 1.1 <body>
87 peesh 1.2 <p>It should be but you may have a configuration issue due to the OEM PCI id that such
88 peesh 1.1 chips may have. In most cases you may have to write the configuration file yourself or
89     use the <c>xf86config</c>.
90     </p>
91    
92     </body>
93     </section>
94    
95     </chapter>
96    
97     <chapter>
98     <title>Installation</title>
99    
100     <section>
101     <title>Packages</title>
102     <body>
103     <p>
104 peesh 1.2 The <c>xfree</c> ebuild provides XFree86. <c>xfree-drm</c> provides the kernel
105     modules required by DRI and <c>ati-drivers</c> provides the ATI closed source X
106 peesh 1.1 drivers and kernel modules.
107     </p>
108     <impo>
109     Your kernel must have agpgart support and not have the DRM modules compiled in.
110     </impo>
111     <pre>
112 peesh 1.2 <codenote>If you want just the Rage128 drivers and modules
113 peesh 1.1 installed with xfree
114     </codenote>
115     # USE="r128" emerge xfree-drm
116 peesh 1.2 <codenote>To have just the Radeon support</codenote>
117 peesh 1.1 <codenote>(r100, r200, r250, but not r300 yet)</codenote>
118     # USE="radeon" emerge xfree-drm
119 peesh 1.2 <codenote>To install the ATI closed source drivers</codenote>
120 peesh 1.1 <codenote>(r200,r250 and r300 only)</codenote>
121     # emerge ati-drivers
122     <codenote>To install just XFree86 but not install</codenote>
123     <codenote>any kernel module</codenote>
124     # emerge xfree
125     </pre>
126     </body>
127     </section>
128    
129     <section>
130     <title>Configuration</title>
131     <body>
132 peesh 1.2 <p>It is suggested the use of <c>xf86cfg</c>, <c>xf86config</c> or directly by
133     using the XFree86 auto configuration option:
134 peesh 1.1 <pre>
135     # X -configure
136     </pre>
137     For more information on how to get a basic <c>XF86Config</c> configuration file,
138     please refer to the
139     <uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/desktop.xml">Desktop Configuration Guide</uri>.</p>
140     <note> Users of the ati-drivers can also use <c>fglrxconfig</c>.</note>
141     <impo>PPC users should use the <c>Xeasyconf</c> stand alone configurator by
142     emerging the <c>xeasyconf</c> ebuild.</impo>
143     </body>
144     </section>
145    
146    
147     </chapter>
148     </guide>

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