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add info for bug 230911. also, i did some more digging on binary and xorg driver support, and have added some free additional bonus information, and some info on the 4000 series, which is soon to have support in xf86-video-ati, probably into the next 6.9.x update, or whatever comes next. just a matter of PCI IDs and such; see phoronix.com for more info on that.

1 peesh 1.1 <?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?>
2 nightmorph 1.46 <!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/ati-faq.xml,v 1.45 2007/11/29 08:02:20 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 1.46 <version>1.7</version>
31     <date>2008-07-06</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 1.46 <ti>ATI DRI, xorg (since xf86-video-ati 6.9)</ti>
78 jkt 1.42 </tr>
79 nightmorph 1.43 <tr>
80     <ti>R600</ti>
81     <ti>Radeon HD 2000 series</ti>
82 nightmorph 1.46 <ti>ATI DRI, xorg (since xf86-video-ati 6.9)</ti>
83 nightmorph 1.45 </tr>
84     <tr>
85     <ti>RV670</ti>
86     <ti>Radeon HD 3000 series</ti>
87 nightmorph 1.46 <ti>ATI DRI, xorg (since xf86-video-ati 6.9)</ti>
88     </tr>
89     <tr>
90     <ti>RV770</ti>
91     <ti>Radeon HD 4000 series</ti>
92     <ti>ATI DRI (since catalyst 8.6), xorg support in progress</ti>
93 nightmorph 1.43 </tr>
94 peesh 1.1 </table>
95    
96     </body>
97     </section>
98     <section>
99 swift 1.7 <title>
100 swift 1.22 I have an All-In-Wonder/Vivo board. Are the multimedia features supported?
101 swift 1.7 </title>
102 peesh 1.1 <body>
103 swift 1.7
104     <p>
105 neysx 1.40 The board's multimedia features are supported by <uri
106 nightmorph 1.44 link="http://gatos.sf.net">the GATOS project</uri>. These drivers have been
107     merged into the Xorg tree. You don't need to use anything special;
108     <c>x11-drivers/xf86-video-ati</c> will work just fine.
109 swift 1.7 </p>
110    
111 peesh 1.1 </body>
112     </section>
113     <section>
114 swift 1.28 <title>I'm not using an x86-based architecture. What are my options?</title>
115 peesh 1.1 <body>
116 swift 1.7
117     <p>
118 swift 1.28 X11 support on the PPC or Alpha platforms is quite similar to x86 X11 support.
119     However, ATI's closed source drivers are not supported on the PPC or Alpha, so
120     you cannot use the 3D features of the R300 Graphics Processing Unit (GPU). If
121 neysx 1.40 you have such a board and want it supported by X11, contact <uri
122     link="http://www.ati.com">ATI</uri> and ask them to release the specifications
123     for your system's GPU. The closed source driver for the AMD64 was released, so
124     AMD64 users can now enjoy the same features as x86 users.
125 swift 1.7 </p>
126    
127 lu_zero 1.19 <impo>
128 neysx 1.40 To enable agpgart support for certain AMD64 chip sets, you have to disable
129 swift 1.28 support for the K8 IOMMU.
130 lu_zero 1.19 </impo>
131    
132 peesh 1.1 </body>
133     </section>
134     <section>
135 swift 1.28 <title>I have a laptop. Is my ATI Mobility model supported?</title>
136 peesh 1.1 <body>
137 swift 1.7
138     <p>
139 neysx 1.40 It should be, but you may have a configuration issue due to the OEM PCI id that
140     such chips may have. In most cases, you may have to write the configuration
141     file yourself or use the <c>xorgconfig</c> utility.
142 peesh 1.1 </p>
143    
144     </body>
145     </section>
146     </chapter>
147    
148     <chapter>
149     <title>Installation</title>
150     <section>
151     <title>Packages</title>
152     <body>
153 swift 1.7
154 nightmorph 1.43 <p>
155     There are two ways of getting drivers for your ATI card:
156     </p>
157    
158 swift 1.17 <ul>
159 swift 1.22 <li>The <c>xorg-x11</c> ebuild provides the X11 implementation</li>
160 nightmorph 1.43 <li>
161 neysx 1.40 The <c>ati-drivers</c> ebuild provides the ATI closed source X drivers and
162 nightmorph 1.43 kernel modules
163 swift 1.22 </li>
164 swift 1.17 </ul>
165 swift 1.7
166 swift 1.21 <p>
167     If you want to use ATI's <e>internal</e> agpgart support instead of the Linux
168 swift 1.23 kernel one, the agpgart driver and the chip set specific driver (in your kernel
169 swift 1.21 configuration) must be built as modules or not at all.
170     </p>
171 swift 1.7
172 nightmorph 1.43 <note>
173     Please read the <uri link="/doc/en/dri-howto.xml">Hardware Acceleration
174     Guide</uri> for more information on installing drivers for your ATI graphics
175     card.
176     </note>
177 swift 1.7
178 peesh 1.1 </body>
179     </section>
180     <section>
181     <title>Configuration</title>
182     <body>
183 swift 1.7
184     <p>
185 neysx 1.40 The use of <c>xorgcfg</c> or <c>xorgconfig</c> to generate the
186     <path>xorg.conf</path> configuration file is suggested. Alternatively, you may
187     use the Xorg auto configuration option:
188 swift 1.7 </p>
189    
190 lu_zero 1.10 <pre caption="Autoconfiguring X">
191 blubber 1.5 # <i>X -configure</i>
192 peesh 1.1 </pre>
193 swift 1.7
194     <p>
195 lu_zero 1.9 For more information on how to get a basic <c>xorg.conf</c> configuration file,
196 fox2mike 1.35 please refer to the <uri link="/doc/en/xorg-config.xml">Gentoo X Server
197     HowTo</uri>.
198 swift 1.7 </p>
199    
200     <note>
201 neysx 1.39 You can use <c>aticonfig</c> if you have installed the <c>ati-drivers</c>
202 swift 1.28 package.
203 swift 1.7 </note>
204    
205     <impo>
206 fox2mike 1.31 PPC users could use the <c>Xorgautoconfig</c> stand-alone configuration tool by
207     emerging the <c>Xorgautoconfig</c> ebuild, but isn't required.
208 swift 1.7 </impo>
209    
210 peesh 1.1 </body>
211     </section>
212 nightmorph 1.36 <section>
213     <title>Switching to OpenGL</title>
214     <body>
215    
216     <p>
217     Once X is installed, configured, and running, it can use the ATI OpenGL
218     libraries:
219     </p>
220    
221 nightmorph 1.37 <pre caption="Running eselect">
222     # <i>eselect opengl set ati</i>
223 nightmorph 1.36 </pre>
224    
225     </body>
226     </section>
227 peesh 1.1 </chapter>
228 swift 1.30 <chapter>
229     <title>More Resources</title>
230     <section>
231     <body>
232    
233     <p>
234 nightmorph 1.38 Please read the <uri link="/doc/en/dri-howto.xml">Hardware Acceleration
235     Guide</uri> for more information on configuring your ATI graphics card.
236     </p>
237    
238     <p>
239 swift 1.30 More information on Gentoo Linux and the ATI Radeon binary drivers can be found
240     on the <uri
241     link="http://odin.prohosting.com/wedge01/gentoo-radeon-faq.html">Wedge
242     Unofficial Gentoo ATI Radeon FAQ</uri>.
243     </p>
244    
245     </body>
246     </section>
247     </chapter>
248 peesh 1.1 </guide>

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