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updated x1000, HD 2000 info for bug 200247 (thanks to lu_zero for the patch). i also did some homework and added info for the HD 3000 series cards

1 peesh 1.1 <?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?>
2 nightmorph 1.45 <!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/ati-faq.xml,v 1.44 2007/08/23 22:31:14 nightmorph 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 nightmorph 1.44 <author title="Editor">
18     <mail link="nightmorph@gentoo.org">Joshua Saddler</mail>
19     </author>
20 peesh 1.1
21 swift 1.7 <abstract>
22     This FAQ should help users avoid some common installation and configuration
23 swift 1.29 issues related to DRI and X11 for ATI boards.
24 swift 1.7 </abstract>
25 peesh 1.1
26 fox2mike 1.32 <!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
27     <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
28 swift 1.3 <license/>
29    
30 nightmorph 1.45 <version>1.6</version>
31     <date>2007-11-29</date>
32 peesh 1.1
33     <chapter>
34     <title>Hardware Support</title>
35     <section>
36 peesh 1.2 <title>Is my ATI board supported?</title>
37 peesh 1.1 <body>
38 swift 1.7
39     <p>
40 fox2mike 1.32 Many ATI boards (but not all) are supported by <uri
41 nightmorph 1.43 link="http://www.freedesktop.org/Software/xorg">xorg-x11</uri>, at least for the
42     2D accelerated features. The 3D support is provided either by xorg-x11, or by
43 fox2mike 1.32 ATI's <uri
44 swift 1.28 link="http://mirror.ati.com/support/drivers/linux/radeon-linux.html">closed
45     source drivers</uri>.
46 peesh 1.1 </p>
47    
48     <table>
49 swift 1.7 <tr>
50     <th>GPU</th>
51     <th>Common Name</th>
52     <th>Support</th>
53     </tr>
54     <tr>
55 swift 1.29 <ti>Rage128</ti>
56 swift 1.7 <ti>Rage128</ti>
57 nightmorph 1.43 <ti>xorg</ti>
58 swift 1.7 </tr>
59     <tr>
60 swift 1.29 <ti>R100</ti>
61 swift 1.7 <ti>Radeon7xxx, Radeon64</ti>
62 nightmorph 1.43 <ti>xorg</ti>
63 swift 1.7 </tr>
64     <tr>
65 swift 1.29 <ti>R200, R250, R280</ti>
66 swift 1.13 <ti>Radeon8500, Radeon9000, Radeon9200</ti>
67 nightmorph 1.43 <ti>xorg, ATI DRI</ti>
68 swift 1.7 </tr>
69     <tr>
70 jkt 1.42 <ti>R300, R400</ti>
71 nightmorph 1.43 <ti>Radeon 9500 - x850</ti>
72     <ti>xorg, ATI DRI</ti>
73 swift 1.7 </tr>
74 jkt 1.42 <tr>
75 nightmorph 1.43 <ti>R500</ti>
76     <ti>Radeon X1300 and higher</ti>
77 nightmorph 1.45 <ti>ATI DRI, xorg support is in progress</ti>
78 jkt 1.42 </tr>
79 nightmorph 1.43 <tr>
80     <ti>R600</ti>
81     <ti>Radeon HD 2000 series</ti>
82 nightmorph 1.45 <ti>ATI DRI</ti>
83     </tr>
84     <tr>
85     <ti>RV670</ti>
86     <ti>Radeon HD 3000 series</ti>
87     <ti>none, support is in progress</ti>
88 nightmorph 1.43 </tr>
89 peesh 1.1 </table>
90    
91 nightmorph 1.45 <note>
92     The HD 3000 series cards are based on the R600 chip, but there is currently no
93     support in Linux for these cards. The open-source RadeonHD driver is expected to
94     support these cards in the future, though the driver is currently under heavy
95     development. ATI is expected to release an updated fglrx driver version with
96     2D/3D hardware acceleration.
97     </note>
98 nightmorph 1.43
99 peesh 1.1 </body>
100     </section>
101     <section>
102 swift 1.7 <title>
103 swift 1.22 I have an All-In-Wonder/Vivo board. Are the multimedia features supported?
104 swift 1.7 </title>
105 peesh 1.1 <body>
106 swift 1.7
107     <p>
108 neysx 1.40 The board's multimedia features are supported by <uri
109 nightmorph 1.44 link="http://gatos.sf.net">the GATOS project</uri>. These drivers have been
110     merged into the Xorg tree. You don't need to use anything special;
111     <c>x11-drivers/xf86-video-ati</c> will work just fine.
112 swift 1.7 </p>
113    
114 peesh 1.1 </body>
115     </section>
116     <section>
117 swift 1.28 <title>I'm not using an x86-based architecture. What are my options?</title>
118 peesh 1.1 <body>
119 swift 1.7
120     <p>
121 swift 1.28 X11 support on the PPC or Alpha platforms is quite similar to x86 X11 support.
122     However, ATI's closed source drivers are not supported on the PPC or Alpha, so
123     you cannot use the 3D features of the R300 Graphics Processing Unit (GPU). If
124 neysx 1.40 you have such a board and want it supported by X11, contact <uri
125     link="http://www.ati.com">ATI</uri> and ask them to release the specifications
126     for your system's GPU. The closed source driver for the AMD64 was released, so
127     AMD64 users can now enjoy the same features as x86 users.
128 swift 1.7 </p>
129    
130 lu_zero 1.19 <impo>
131 neysx 1.40 To enable agpgart support for certain AMD64 chip sets, you have to disable
132 swift 1.28 support for the K8 IOMMU.
133 lu_zero 1.19 </impo>
134    
135 peesh 1.1 </body>
136     </section>
137     <section>
138 swift 1.28 <title>I have a laptop. Is my ATI Mobility model supported?</title>
139 peesh 1.1 <body>
140 swift 1.7
141     <p>
142 neysx 1.40 It should be, but you may have a configuration issue due to the OEM PCI id that
143     such chips may have. In most cases, you may have to write the configuration
144     file yourself or use the <c>xorgconfig</c> utility.
145 peesh 1.1 </p>
146    
147     </body>
148     </section>
149     </chapter>
150    
151     <chapter>
152     <title>Installation</title>
153     <section>
154     <title>Packages</title>
155     <body>
156 swift 1.7
157 nightmorph 1.43 <p>
158     There are two ways of getting drivers for your ATI card:
159     </p>
160    
161 swift 1.17 <ul>
162 swift 1.22 <li>The <c>xorg-x11</c> ebuild provides the X11 implementation</li>
163 nightmorph 1.43 <li>
164 neysx 1.40 The <c>ati-drivers</c> ebuild provides the ATI closed source X drivers and
165 nightmorph 1.43 kernel modules
166 swift 1.22 </li>
167 swift 1.17 </ul>
168 swift 1.7
169 swift 1.21 <p>
170     If you want to use ATI's <e>internal</e> agpgart support instead of the Linux
171 swift 1.23 kernel one, the agpgart driver and the chip set specific driver (in your kernel
172 swift 1.21 configuration) must be built as modules or not at all.
173     </p>
174 swift 1.7
175 nightmorph 1.43 <note>
176     Please read the <uri link="/doc/en/dri-howto.xml">Hardware Acceleration
177     Guide</uri> for more information on installing drivers for your ATI graphics
178     card.
179     </note>
180 swift 1.7
181 peesh 1.1 </body>
182     </section>
183     <section>
184     <title>Configuration</title>
185     <body>
186 swift 1.7
187     <p>
188 neysx 1.40 The use of <c>xorgcfg</c> or <c>xorgconfig</c> to generate the
189     <path>xorg.conf</path> configuration file is suggested. Alternatively, you may
190     use the Xorg auto configuration option:
191 swift 1.7 </p>
192    
193 lu_zero 1.10 <pre caption="Autoconfiguring X">
194 blubber 1.5 # <i>X -configure</i>
195 peesh 1.1 </pre>
196 swift 1.7
197     <p>
198 lu_zero 1.9 For more information on how to get a basic <c>xorg.conf</c> configuration file,
199 fox2mike 1.35 please refer to the <uri link="/doc/en/xorg-config.xml">Gentoo X Server
200     HowTo</uri>.
201 swift 1.7 </p>
202    
203     <note>
204 neysx 1.39 You can use <c>aticonfig</c> if you have installed the <c>ati-drivers</c>
205 swift 1.28 package.
206 swift 1.7 </note>
207    
208     <impo>
209 fox2mike 1.31 PPC users could use the <c>Xorgautoconfig</c> stand-alone configuration tool by
210     emerging the <c>Xorgautoconfig</c> ebuild, but isn't required.
211 swift 1.7 </impo>
212    
213 peesh 1.1 </body>
214     </section>
215 nightmorph 1.36 <section>
216     <title>Switching to OpenGL</title>
217     <body>
218    
219     <p>
220     Once X is installed, configured, and running, it can use the ATI OpenGL
221     libraries:
222     </p>
223    
224 nightmorph 1.37 <pre caption="Running eselect">
225     # <i>eselect opengl set ati</i>
226 nightmorph 1.36 </pre>
227    
228     </body>
229     </section>
230 peesh 1.1 </chapter>
231 swift 1.30 <chapter>
232     <title>More Resources</title>
233     <section>
234     <body>
235    
236     <p>
237 nightmorph 1.38 Please read the <uri link="/doc/en/dri-howto.xml">Hardware Acceleration
238     Guide</uri> for more information on configuring your ATI graphics card.
239     </p>
240    
241     <p>
242 swift 1.30 More information on Gentoo Linux and the ATI Radeon binary drivers can be found
243     on the <uri
244     link="http://odin.prohosting.com/wedge01/gentoo-radeon-faq.html">Wedge
245     Unofficial Gentoo ATI Radeon FAQ</uri>.
246     </p>
247    
248     </body>
249     </section>
250     </chapter>
251 peesh 1.1 </guide>

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