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1 peesh 1.1 <?xml version='1.0' encoding="UTF-8"?>
2 swift 1.7 <!-- $Header: /home/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/ati-faq.xml,v 1.6 2003/11/15 00:35:18 neysx Exp $ -->
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 swift 1.7 <author title="Author">
8     <mail link="lu_zero@gentoo.org">Luca Barbato</mail>
9 peesh 1.1 </author>
10 swift 1.7 <author title="Editor">
11     <mail link="peesh@gentoo.org">Jorge Paulo</mail>
12 peesh 1.1 </author>
13 swift 1.7 <author title="Editor">
14     <mail link="blubber@gentoo.org">Tiemo Kieft</mail>
15 blubber 1.5 </author>
16 peesh 1.1
17 swift 1.7 <abstract>
18     This FAQ should help users avoid some common installation and configuration
19     issues related to DRI and xfree for ATI boards.
20     </abstract>
21 peesh 1.1
22 swift 1.3 <license/>
23    
24 swift 1.4 <version>1.0.1</version>
25     <date>August 25, 2003</date>
26 peesh 1.1
27     <chapter>
28     <title>Hardware Support</title>
29     <section>
30 peesh 1.2 <title>Is my ATI board supported?</title>
31 peesh 1.1 <body>
32 swift 1.7
33     <p>
34     Almost every ATI board is supported by <uri
35     link="http://www.xfree86.org">Xfree86</uri>, at least for the 2D accelerated
36     features. The 3D support is provided either by <uri
37     link="http://dri.sf.net">the DRI project</uri>, which is already present inside
38     XFree86, or by closed source drivers <uri
39     link="http://mirror.ati.com/support/drivers/linux/radeon-linux.html">
40     provided</uri> by ATI.
41 peesh 1.1 </p>
42    
43     <table>
44 swift 1.7 <tr>
45     <th>GPU</th>
46     <th>Common Name</th>
47     <th>Support</th>
48     </tr>
49     <tr>
50     <ti>rage128</ti>
51     <ti>Rage128</ti>
52     <ti>xfree DRI</ti>
53     </tr>
54     <tr>
55     <ti>r100</ti>
56     <ti>Radeon7xxx, Radeon64</ti>
57     <ti>xfree DRI</ti>
58     </tr>
59     <tr>
60     <ti>r200,r250</ti>
61     <ti>Radeon8500, Radeon9000</ti>
62     <ti>xfree DRI, ATI DRI</ti>
63     </tr>
64     <tr>
65     <ti>r300, following</ti>
66     <ti>Radeon9500, Radeon9800</ti>
67     <ti>xfree 2D, ATI DRI</ti>
68     </tr>
69 peesh 1.1 </table>
70    
71     </body>
72     </section>
73     <section>
74 swift 1.7 <title>
75     I have an All-In-Wonder/Vivo board. Are the multimedia features supported?
76     </title>
77 peesh 1.1 <body>
78 swift 1.7
79     <p>
80     The multimedia features are actually supported by <uri
81     link="http://gatos.sf.net">the GATOS project</uri>.
82     </p>
83    
84     <warn>
85     ati-gatos is currently outdated. We are planning to add gatos support directly
86     inside xfree.
87     </warn>
88    
89 peesh 1.1 </body>
90     </section>
91     <section>
92     <title>I'm not using an x86. What are my options?</title>
93     <body>
94 swift 1.7
95     <p>
96     You have almost the same xfree support on ppc or alpha platform but you can't
97     use the ATI closed source drivers. That means that you can't use the r300 3d
98     features at all. If you have such a board and you want it supported by xfree,
99     you should contact <uri link="http://www.ati.com">ATI</uri> and ask them to open
100     the specs.
101     </p>
102    
103 peesh 1.1 </body>
104     </section>
105     <section>
106 peesh 1.2 <title>I have a laptop. Is my "mobility" ATI model supported?</title>
107 peesh 1.1 <body>
108 swift 1.7
109     <p>
110     It should be but you may have a configuration issue due to the OEM PCI id that
111     such chips may have. In most cases you may have to write the configuration file
112     yourself or use the <c>xf86config</c>.
113 peesh 1.1 </p>
114    
115     </body>
116     </section>
117     </chapter>
118    
119     <chapter>
120     <title>Installation</title>
121     <section>
122     <title>Packages</title>
123     <body>
124 swift 1.7
125 peesh 1.1 <p>
126 peesh 1.2 The <c>xfree</c> ebuild provides XFree86. <c>xfree-drm</c> provides the kernel
127     modules required by DRI and <c>ati-drivers</c> provides the ATI closed source X
128 peesh 1.1 drivers and kernel modules.
129     </p>
130 swift 1.7
131 peesh 1.1 <impo>
132     Your kernel must have agpgart support and not have the DRM modules compiled in.
133     </impo>
134 swift 1.7
135     <pre caption="Installing drivers">
136     <codenote>If you want just the Rage128 drivers and modules installed with xfree</codenote>
137 blubber 1.5 # <i>VIDEO_CARDS="rage128" emerge xfree-drm</i>
138 peesh 1.2 <codenote>To have just the Radeon support</codenote>
139 peesh 1.1 <codenote>(r100, r200, r250, but not r300 yet)</codenote>
140 blubber 1.5 # <i>VIDEO_CARDS="radeon" emerge xfree-drm</i>
141 peesh 1.2 <codenote>To install the ATI closed source drivers</codenote>
142 peesh 1.1 <codenote>(r200,r250 and r300 only)</codenote>
143 blubber 1.5 # <i>emerge ati-drivers</i>
144 peesh 1.1 <codenote>To install just XFree86 but not install</codenote>
145     <codenote>any kernel module</codenote>
146 blubber 1.5 # <i>emerge xfree</i>
147 peesh 1.1 </pre>
148 swift 1.7
149 peesh 1.1 </body>
150     </section>
151     <section>
152     <title>Configuration</title>
153     <body>
154 swift 1.7
155     <p>
156     It is suggested the use of <c>xf86cfg</c>, <c>xf86config</c> or directly by
157 peesh 1.2 using the XFree86 auto configuration option:
158 swift 1.7 </p>
159    
160     <pre caption="Autoconfiguring>X">
161 blubber 1.5 # <i>X -configure</i>
162 peesh 1.1 </pre>
163 swift 1.7
164     <p>
165 peesh 1.1 For more information on how to get a basic <c>XF86Config</c> configuration file,
166 swift 1.7 please refer to the <uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/desktop.xml">DesktopConfiguration Guide</uri>.
167     </p>
168    
169     <note>
170     Users of the ati-drivers can also use <c>fglrxconfig</c>.
171     </note>
172    
173     <impo>
174     PPC users should use the <c>Xeasyconf</c> stand alone configurator by
175     emerging the <c>xeasyconf</c> ebuild.
176     </impo>
177    
178 peesh 1.1 </body>
179     </section>
180     </chapter>
181     </guide>

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