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updated ati FAQ for bug 293564. also updated info on driver support and other misc. bits

1 peesh 1.1 <?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?>
2 nightmorph 1.47 <!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/ati-faq.xml,v 1.46 2008/07/06 08:29:11 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 1.47 <version>1.8</version>
31     <date>2009-11-30</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 nightmorph 1.47 source drivers</uri>. ATI's closed source driver only supports R600 and newer
46     GPUs. Older GPUs will use the mature xorg-x11 driver.
47 peesh 1.1 </p>
48    
49     <table>
50 swift 1.7 <tr>
51     <th>GPU</th>
52     <th>Common Name</th>
53     <th>Support</th>
54     </tr>
55     <tr>
56 swift 1.29 <ti>Rage128</ti>
57 swift 1.7 <ti>Rage128</ti>
58 nightmorph 1.43 <ti>xorg</ti>
59 swift 1.7 </tr>
60     <tr>
61 swift 1.29 <ti>R100</ti>
62 swift 1.7 <ti>Radeon7xxx, Radeon64</ti>
63 nightmorph 1.43 <ti>xorg</ti>
64 swift 1.7 </tr>
65     <tr>
66 swift 1.29 <ti>R200, R250, R280</ti>
67 swift 1.13 <ti>Radeon8500, Radeon9000, Radeon9200</ti>
68 nightmorph 1.47 <ti>xorg</ti>
69 swift 1.7 </tr>
70     <tr>
71 jkt 1.42 <ti>R300, R400</ti>
72 nightmorph 1.43 <ti>Radeon 9500 - x850</ti>
73 nightmorph 1.47 <ti>xorg</ti>
74 swift 1.7 </tr>
75 jkt 1.42 <tr>
76 nightmorph 1.43 <ti>R500</ti>
77     <ti>Radeon X1300 and higher</ti>
78 nightmorph 1.47 <ti>xorg</ti>
79 jkt 1.42 </tr>
80 nightmorph 1.43 <tr>
81     <ti>R600</ti>
82     <ti>Radeon HD 2000 series</ti>
83 nightmorph 1.47 <ti>ATI DRI, xorg</ti>
84 nightmorph 1.45 </tr>
85     <tr>
86     <ti>RV670</ti>
87     <ti>Radeon HD 3000 series</ti>
88 nightmorph 1.47 <ti>ATI DRI, xorg</ti>
89 nightmorph 1.46 </tr>
90     <tr>
91     <ti>RV770</ti>
92     <ti>Radeon HD 4000 series</ti>
93 nightmorph 1.47 <ti>ATI DRI, xorg</ti>
94 nightmorph 1.43 </tr>
95 peesh 1.1 </table>
96    
97     </body>
98     </section>
99     <section>
100 swift 1.7 <title>
101 swift 1.22 I have an All-In-Wonder/Vivo board. Are the multimedia features supported?
102 swift 1.7 </title>
103 peesh 1.1 <body>
104 swift 1.7
105     <p>
106 neysx 1.40 The board's multimedia features are supported by <uri
107 nightmorph 1.44 link="http://gatos.sf.net">the GATOS project</uri>. These drivers have been
108     merged into the Xorg tree. You don't need to use anything special;
109     <c>x11-drivers/xf86-video-ati</c> will work just fine.
110 swift 1.7 </p>
111    
112 peesh 1.1 </body>
113     </section>
114     <section>
115 swift 1.28 <title>I'm not using an x86-based architecture. What are my options?</title>
116 peesh 1.1 <body>
117 swift 1.7
118     <p>
119 swift 1.28 X11 support on the PPC or Alpha platforms is quite similar to x86 X11 support.
120     However, ATI's closed source drivers are not supported on the PPC or Alpha, so
121     you cannot use the 3D features of the R300 Graphics Processing Unit (GPU). If
122 neysx 1.40 you have such a board and want it supported by X11, contact <uri
123     link="http://www.ati.com">ATI</uri> and ask them to release the specifications
124     for your system's GPU. The closed source driver for the AMD64 was released, so
125     AMD64 users can now enjoy the same features as x86 users.
126 swift 1.7 </p>
127    
128 lu_zero 1.19 <impo>
129 neysx 1.40 To enable agpgart support for certain AMD64 chip sets, you have to disable
130 swift 1.28 support for the K8 IOMMU.
131 lu_zero 1.19 </impo>
132    
133 peesh 1.1 </body>
134     </section>
135     <section>
136 nightmorph 1.47 <title>I have a laptop. Is my ATI Mobility model supported?</title>
137 peesh 1.1 <body>
138 swift 1.7
139     <p>
140 neysx 1.40 It should be, but you may have a configuration issue due to the OEM PCI id that
141     such chips may have. In most cases, you may have to write the configuration
142 nightmorph 1.47 file yourself.
143 peesh 1.1 </p>
144    
145     </body>
146     </section>
147     </chapter>
148    
149     <chapter>
150     <title>Installation</title>
151     <section>
152     <title>Packages</title>
153     <body>
154 swift 1.7
155 nightmorph 1.43 <p>
156     There are two ways of getting drivers for your ATI card:
157     </p>
158    
159 swift 1.17 <ul>
160 swift 1.22 <li>The <c>xorg-x11</c> ebuild provides the X11 implementation</li>
161 nightmorph 1.43 <li>
162 neysx 1.40 The <c>ati-drivers</c> ebuild provides the ATI closed source X drivers and
163 nightmorph 1.43 kernel modules
164 swift 1.22 </li>
165 swift 1.17 </ul>
166 swift 1.7
167 swift 1.21 <p>
168     If you want to use ATI's <e>internal</e> agpgart support instead of the Linux
169 swift 1.23 kernel one, the agpgart driver and the chip set specific driver (in your kernel
170 swift 1.21 configuration) must be built as modules or not at all.
171     </p>
172 swift 1.7
173 nightmorph 1.43 <note>
174     Please read the <uri link="/doc/en/dri-howto.xml">Hardware Acceleration
175     Guide</uri> for more information on installing drivers for your ATI graphics
176     card.
177     </note>
178 swift 1.7
179 peesh 1.1 </body>
180     </section>
181     <section>
182     <title>Configuration</title>
183     <body>
184 swift 1.7
185     <p>
186 nightmorph 1.47 You may not need to manually create <path>xorg.conf</path> or modify it. Try
187     running without it first. You can also 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 nightmorph 1.47 <note>
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 nightmorph 1.47 </note>
209    
210     <impo>
211     If you're using <c>ati-drivers</c>, then you'll need to disable <c>radeonfb</c>
212     (and probably any other framebuffer drivers) in your kernel config, as it
213     conflicts with the built-in framebuffer in <c>ati-drivers</c>.
214 swift 1.7 </impo>
215    
216 peesh 1.1 </body>
217     </section>
218 nightmorph 1.36 <section>
219     <title>Switching to OpenGL</title>
220     <body>
221    
222     <p>
223     Once X is installed, configured, and running, it can use the ATI OpenGL
224     libraries:
225     </p>
226    
227 nightmorph 1.37 <pre caption="Running eselect">
228     # <i>eselect opengl set ati</i>
229 nightmorph 1.36 </pre>
230    
231     </body>
232     </section>
233 peesh 1.1 </chapter>
234 swift 1.30 <chapter>
235     <title>More Resources</title>
236     <section>
237     <body>
238    
239     <p>
240 nightmorph 1.38 Please read the <uri link="/doc/en/dri-howto.xml">Hardware Acceleration
241     Guide</uri> for more information on configuring your ATI graphics card.
242     </p>
243    
244     <p>
245 swift 1.30 More information on Gentoo Linux and the ATI Radeon binary drivers can be found
246     on the <uri
247     link="http://odin.prohosting.com/wedge01/gentoo-radeon-faq.html">Wedge
248     Unofficial Gentoo ATI Radeon FAQ</uri>.
249     </p>
250    
251     </body>
252     </section>
253     </chapter>
254 peesh 1.1 </guide>

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