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1 peesh 1.1 <?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?>
2 neysx 1.6 <!-- $Header$ -->
3 peesh 1.1 <!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
4    
5     <guide link="/doc/en/ati-faq.xml">
6     <title>Gentoo Linux ATi FAQ</title>
7     <author title="Author"><mail link="lu_zero@gentoo.org">
8     Luca Barbato</mail>
9     </author>
10     <author title="Editor"><mail link="peesh@gentoo.org">
11     Jorge Paulo</mail>
12     </author>
13 blubber 1.5 <author title="Editor"><mail link="blubber@gentoo.org">
14     Tiemo Kieft</mail>
15     </author>
16 peesh 1.1
17     <abstract>This FAQ should help users avoid some common installation and configuration
18 peesh 1.2 issues related to DRI and xfree for ATI boards.</abstract>
19 peesh 1.1
20 swift 1.3 <license/>
21    
22 swift 1.4 <version>1.0.1</version>
23     <date>August 25, 2003</date>
24 peesh 1.1
25     <chapter>
26     <title>Hardware Support</title>
27     <section>
28 peesh 1.2 <title>Is my ATI board supported?</title>
29 peesh 1.1 <body>
30 peesh 1.2 <p>Almost every ATI board is supported by <uri link="http://www.xfree86.org">Xfree86</uri>,
31 peesh 1.1 at least for the 2D accelerated features. The 3D support is provided either by
32 peesh 1.2 <uri link="http://dri.sf.net">the DRI project</uri>, which is already present inside XFree86,
33 peesh 1.1 or by closed source drivers
34 peesh 1.2 <uri link="http://mirror.ati.com/support/drivers/linux/radeon-linux.html">provided</uri> by ATI.
35 peesh 1.1 </p>
36    
37     <table>
38     <tr>
39     <th>GPU</th>
40     <th>Common Name</th>
41     <th>Support</th>
42     </tr>
43     <tr>
44 swift 1.4 <ti>rage128</ti>
45 peesh 1.2 <ti>Rage128</ti>
46 peesh 1.1 <ti>xfree DRI</ti>
47     </tr>
48     <tr>
49     <ti>r100</ti>
50 peesh 1.2 <ti>Radeon7xxx, Radeon64</ti>
51 peesh 1.1 <ti>xfree DRI</ti>
52     </tr>
53     <tr>
54     <ti>r200,r250</ti>
55 peesh 1.2 <ti>Radeon8500, Radeon9000</ti>
56     <ti>xfree DRI, ATI DRI</ti>
57 peesh 1.1 </tr>
58     <tr>
59 peesh 1.2 <ti>r300, following</ti>
60     <ti>Radeon9500, Radeon9800</ti>
61     <ti>xfree 2D, ATI DRI</ti>
62 peesh 1.1 </tr>
63     </table>
64    
65     </body>
66     </section>
67    
68     <section>
69 peesh 1.2 <title>I have an All-In-Wonder/Vivo board. Are the multimedia features supported?</title>
70 peesh 1.1 <body>
71     <p>The multimedia features are actually supported by
72 peesh 1.2 <uri link="http://gatos.sf.net">the GATOS project</uri>.</p>
73     <warn>ati-gatos is currently outdated. We are planning to add gatos support directly
74 peesh 1.1 inside xfree.</warn>
75     </body>
76     </section>
77    
78     <section>
79     <title>I'm not using an x86. What are my options?</title>
80     <body>
81     <p>You have almost the same xfree support on ppc or alpha platform but you can't use
82 peesh 1.2 the ATI closed source drivers. That means that you can't use the r300 3d features at all.
83 peesh 1.1 If you have such a board and you want it supported by xfree, you should contact
84 peesh 1.2 <uri link="http://www.ati.com">ATI</uri> and ask them to open the specs.</p>
85 peesh 1.1 </body>
86     </section>
87    
88     <section>
89 peesh 1.2 <title>I have a laptop. Is my "mobility" ATI model supported?</title>
90 peesh 1.1 <body>
91 peesh 1.2 <p>It should be but you may have a configuration issue due to the OEM PCI id that such
92 peesh 1.1 chips may have. In most cases you may have to write the configuration file yourself or
93     use the <c>xf86config</c>.
94     </p>
95    
96     </body>
97     </section>
98    
99     </chapter>
100    
101     <chapter>
102     <title>Installation</title>
103    
104     <section>
105     <title>Packages</title>
106     <body>
107     <p>
108 peesh 1.2 The <c>xfree</c> ebuild provides XFree86. <c>xfree-drm</c> provides the kernel
109     modules required by DRI and <c>ati-drivers</c> provides the ATI closed source X
110 peesh 1.1 drivers and kernel modules.
111     </p>
112     <impo>
113     Your kernel must have agpgart support and not have the DRM modules compiled in.
114     </impo>
115     <pre>
116 peesh 1.2 <codenote>If you want just the Rage128 drivers and modules
117 peesh 1.1 installed with xfree
118     </codenote>
119 blubber 1.5 # <i>VIDEO_CARDS="rage128" emerge xfree-drm</i>
120 peesh 1.2 <codenote>To have just the Radeon support</codenote>
121 peesh 1.1 <codenote>(r100, r200, r250, but not r300 yet)</codenote>
122 blubber 1.5 # <i>VIDEO_CARDS="radeon" emerge xfree-drm</i>
123 peesh 1.2 <codenote>To install the ATI closed source drivers</codenote>
124 peesh 1.1 <codenote>(r200,r250 and r300 only)</codenote>
125 blubber 1.5 # <i>emerge ati-drivers</i>
126 peesh 1.1 <codenote>To install just XFree86 but not install</codenote>
127     <codenote>any kernel module</codenote>
128 blubber 1.5 # <i>emerge xfree</i>
129 peesh 1.1 </pre>
130     </body>
131     </section>
132    
133     <section>
134     <title>Configuration</title>
135     <body>
136 peesh 1.2 <p>It is suggested the use of <c>xf86cfg</c>, <c>xf86config</c> or directly by
137     using the XFree86 auto configuration option:
138 peesh 1.1 <pre>
139 blubber 1.5 # <i>X -configure</i>
140 peesh 1.1 </pre>
141     For more information on how to get a basic <c>XF86Config</c> configuration file,
142     please refer to the
143     <uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/desktop.xml">Desktop Configuration Guide</uri>.</p>
144     <note> Users of the ati-drivers can also use <c>fglrxconfig</c>.</note>
145     <impo>PPC users should use the <c>Xeasyconf</c> stand alone configurator by
146     emerging the <c>xeasyconf</c> ebuild.</impo>
147     </body>
148     </section>
149    
150    
151     </chapter>
152     </guide>

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