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1 peesh 1.1 <?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?>
2 fox2mike 1.33 <!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/ati-faq.xml,v 1.32 2005/09/05 16:11:36 fox2mike 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 swift 1.29 issues related to DRI and X11 for ATI boards.
21 swift 1.7 </abstract>
22 peesh 1.1
23 fox2mike 1.32
24     <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
25     <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
26 swift 1.3 <license/>
27    
28 fox2mike 1.33 <version>1.0.15</version>
29 fox2mike 1.32 <date>2005-09-05</date>
30 peesh 1.1
31     <chapter>
32     <title>Hardware Support</title>
33     <section>
34 peesh 1.2 <title>Is my ATI board supported?</title>
35 peesh 1.1 <body>
36 swift 1.7
37     <p>
38 fox2mike 1.32 Many ATI boards (but not all) are supported by <uri
39     link="http://www.freedesktop.org/Software/xorg">xorg-x11</uri>, at least for the
40     2D accelerated features. The 3D support is provided either by <uri
41     link="http://dri.sf.net">the DRI project</uri> which is part of xorg-x11, or by
42     ATI's <uri
43 swift 1.28 link="http://mirror.ati.com/support/drivers/linux/radeon-linux.html">closed
44     source drivers</uri>.
45 peesh 1.1 </p>
46    
47     <table>
48 swift 1.7 <tr>
49     <th>GPU</th>
50     <th>Common Name</th>
51     <th>Support</th>
52     </tr>
53     <tr>
54 swift 1.29 <ti>Rage128</ti>
55 swift 1.7 <ti>Rage128</ti>
56 lu_zero 1.9 <ti>xorg DRI</ti>
57 swift 1.7 </tr>
58     <tr>
59 swift 1.29 <ti>R100</ti>
60 swift 1.7 <ti>Radeon7xxx, Radeon64</ti>
61 lu_zero 1.9 <ti>xorg DRI</ti>
62 swift 1.7 </tr>
63     <tr>
64 swift 1.29 <ti>R200, R250, R280</ti>
65 swift 1.13 <ti>Radeon8500, Radeon9000, Radeon9200</ti>
66 lu_zero 1.9 <ti>xorg DRI, ATI DRI</ti>
67 swift 1.7 </tr>
68     <tr>
69 swift 1.29 <ti>R300, R400, R500</ti>
70 lu_zero 1.25 <ti>Radeon 9500 - x800</ti>
71 lu_zero 1.9 <ti>xorg 2D, ATI DRI</ti>
72 swift 1.7 </tr>
73 peesh 1.1 </table>
74    
75     </body>
76     </section>
77     <section>
78 swift 1.7 <title>
79 swift 1.22 I have an All-In-Wonder/Vivo board. Are the multimedia features supported?
80 swift 1.7 </title>
81 peesh 1.1 <body>
82 swift 1.7
83     <p>
84 swift 1.28 The board's multimedia features are supported by <uri
85     link="http://gatos.sf.net">the GATOS project</uri>. These drivers will be
86 swift 1.22 merged in the xorg tree shortly.
87 swift 1.7 </p>
88    
89 peesh 1.1 </body>
90     </section>
91     <section>
92 swift 1.28 <title>I'm not using an x86-based architecture. What are my options?</title>
93 peesh 1.1 <body>
94 swift 1.7
95     <p>
96 swift 1.28 X11 support on the PPC or Alpha platforms is quite similar to x86 X11 support.
97     However, ATI's closed source drivers are not supported on the PPC or Alpha, so
98     you cannot use the 3D features of the R300 Graphics Processing Unit (GPU). If
99     you have such a board and want it supported by X11, contact
100     <uri link="http://www.ati.com">ATI</uri> and ask them to release the
101     specifications for your system's GPU. The closed source driver for the AMD64
102     was released, so AMD64 users can now enjoy the same features as x86 users.
103 swift 1.7 </p>
104    
105 lu_zero 1.19 <impo>
106 swift 1.28 To enable agpgart support for certain AMD64 chip sets, you have to disable
107     support for the K8 IOMMU.
108 lu_zero 1.19 </impo>
109    
110 peesh 1.1 </body>
111     </section>
112     <section>
113 swift 1.28 <title>I have a laptop. Is my ATI Mobility model supported?</title>
114 peesh 1.1 <body>
115 swift 1.7
116     <p>
117 swift 1.28 It should be, but you may have a configuration issue due to the OEM PCI id that
118     such chips may have. In most cases you may have to write the configuration file
119     yourself or use the <c>xorgconfig</c> utility.
120 peesh 1.1 </p>
121    
122     </body>
123     </section>
124     </chapter>
125    
126     <chapter>
127     <title>Installation</title>
128     <section>
129     <title>Packages</title>
130     <body>
131 swift 1.7
132 swift 1.17 <ul>
133 swift 1.22 <li>The <c>xorg-x11</c> ebuild provides the X11 implementation</li>
134     <li>
135     For a 2.6.x kernel the DRI modules can be built with the kernel or be
136     provided by the <c>x11-drm</c> ebuild
137     </li>
138     <li>
139     For a 2.4.x kernel series you must use the <c>x11-drm</c> ebuild
140     </li>
141     <li>
142     The <c>ati-drivers</c> ebuild provides the ATI closed source X drivers
143     and kernel modules, for both the 2.4 and 2.6 series kernels
144     </li>
145 swift 1.17 </ul>
146 swift 1.7
147 swift 1.21 <p>
148     If you want to use ATI's <e>internal</e> agpgart support instead of the Linux
149 swift 1.23 kernel one, the agpgart driver and the chip set specific driver (in your kernel
150 swift 1.21 configuration) must be built as modules or not at all.
151     </p>
152 swift 1.7
153 swift 1.17 <pre caption="Installing drivers">
154 swift 1.29 <comment>(If you want just the Rage128 drivers and modules installed with X11)</comment>
155 lu_zero 1.9 # <i>VIDEO_CARDS="rage128" emerge x11-drm</i>
156 neysx 1.18 <comment>(To have just the Radeon support)</comment>
157 swift 1.29 <comment>(R100, R200, R250, R280, but not R300 yet)</comment>
158 lu_zero 1.9 # <i>VIDEO_CARDS="radeon" emerge x11-drm</i>
159 neysx 1.18 <comment>(To install the ATI closed source drivers)</comment>
160 swift 1.29 <comment>(R200, R250, R280 and R300 only)</comment>
161 blubber 1.5 # <i>emerge ati-drivers</i>
162 swift 1.29 <comment>(To install X11 without any kernel modules)</comment>
163 lu_zero 1.9 # <i>emerge xorg-x11</i>
164 peesh 1.1 </pre>
165 swift 1.7
166 peesh 1.1 </body>
167     </section>
168     <section>
169     <title>Configuration</title>
170     <body>
171 swift 1.7
172     <p>
173 swift 1.28 The use of <c>xorgcfg</c> or <c>xorgconfig</c> to generate the
174     <path>xorg.conf</path> configuration file is suggested. Alternatively, you
175     may use the Xorg auto configuration option:
176 swift 1.7 </p>
177    
178 lu_zero 1.10 <pre caption="Autoconfiguring X">
179 blubber 1.5 # <i>X -configure</i>
180 peesh 1.1 </pre>
181 swift 1.7
182     <p>
183 lu_zero 1.9 For more information on how to get a basic <c>xorg.conf</c> configuration file,
184 neysx 1.27 please refer to the <uri link="/doc/en/index.xml?catid=desktop">Gentoo
185 swift 1.8 Desktop Documentation Resources</uri>.
186 swift 1.7 </p>
187    
188     <note>
189 swift 1.28 You can use <c>fglrxconfig</c> if you have installed the <c>ati-drivers</c>
190     package.
191 swift 1.7 </note>
192    
193     <impo>
194 fox2mike 1.31 PPC users could use the <c>Xorgautoconfig</c> stand-alone configuration tool by
195     emerging the <c>Xorgautoconfig</c> ebuild, but isn't required.
196 swift 1.7 </impo>
197    
198 peesh 1.1 </body>
199     </section>
200     </chapter>
201 swift 1.30 <chapter>
202     <title>More Resources</title>
203     <section>
204     <body>
205    
206     <p>
207     More information on Gentoo Linux and the ATI Radeon binary drivers can be found
208     on the <uri
209     link="http://odin.prohosting.com/wedge01/gentoo-radeon-faq.html">Wedge
210     Unofficial Gentoo ATI Radeon FAQ</uri>.
211     </p>
212    
213     </body>
214     </section>
215     </chapter>
216 peesh 1.1 </guide>

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