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9<author title="Editor"><mail link="peesh@gentoo.org"> 9<author title="Editor"><mail link="peesh@gentoo.org">
10 Jorge Paulo</mail> 10 Jorge Paulo</mail>
11</author> 11</author>
12 12
13<abstract>This FAQ should help users avoid some common installation and configuration 13<abstract>This FAQ should help users avoid some common installation and configuration
14issues related to DRI and xfree for ATi boards</abstract> 14issues related to DRI and xfree for ATI boards.</abstract>
15 15
16<version>1.0</version> 16<version>1.0</version>
17<date>22 Apr 2003</date> 17<date>24 June 2003</date>
18 18
19<chapter> 19<chapter>
20<title>Hardware Support</title> 20<title>Hardware Support</title>
21<section> 21<section>
22<title>Is my ATi board supported?</title> 22<title>Is my ATI board supported?</title>
23<body> 23<body>
24<p>Almost every ATi board is supported by <uri link="http://www.xfree86.org">Xfree86</uri>, 24<p>Almost every ATI board is supported by <uri link="http://www.xfree86.org">Xfree86</uri>,
25at least for the 2D accelerated features. The 3D support is provided either by 25at least for the 2D accelerated features. The 3D support is provided either by
26<uri link="http://dri.sf.net">the DRI project</uri>, which is already present inside XFree86, 26<uri link="http://dri.sf.net">the DRI project</uri>, which is already present inside XFree86,
27or by closed source drivers 27or by closed source drivers
28<uri link="http://mirror.ati.com/support/drivers/linux/radeon-linux.html">provided</uri> by ATi. 28<uri link="http://mirror.ati.com/support/drivers/linux/radeon-linux.html">provided</uri> by ATI.
29</p> 29</p>
30 30
31<table> 31<table>
32 <tr> 32 <tr>
33 <th>GPU</th> 33 <th>GPU</th>
34 <th>Common Name</th> 34 <th>Common Name</th>
35 <th>Support</th> 35 <th>Support</th>
36 </tr> 36 </tr>
37 <tr> 37 <tr>
38 <ti>rage128</ti> 38 <ti>age128</ti>
39 <ti>rage 128</ti> 39 <ti>Rage128</ti>
40 <ti>xfree DRI</ti> 40 <ti>xfree DRI</ti>
41 </tr> 41 </tr>
42 <tr> 42 <tr>
43 <ti>r100</ti> 43 <ti>r100</ti>
44 <ti>radeon7xxx,radeon64</ti> 44 <ti>Radeon7xxx, Radeon64</ti>
45 <ti>xfree DRI</ti> 45 <ti>xfree DRI</ti>
46 </tr> 46 </tr>
47 <tr> 47 <tr>
48 <ti>r200,r250</ti> 48 <ti>r200,r250</ti>
49 <ti>radeon8500,radeon9000</ti> 49 <ti>Radeon8500, Radeon9000</ti>
50 <ti>xfree DRI, ATi DRI</ti> 50 <ti>xfree DRI, ATI DRI</ti>
51 </tr> 51 </tr>
52 <tr> 52 <tr>
53 <ti>r300,following</ti> 53 <ti>r300, following</ti>
54 <ti>radeon9500,radeon9800</ti> 54 <ti>Radeon9500, Radeon9800</ti>
55 <ti>xfree 2D, ATi DRI</ti> 55 <ti>xfree 2D, ATI DRI</ti>
56 </tr> 56 </tr>
57</table> 57</table>
58 58
59</body> 59</body>
60</section> 60</section>
61 61
62<section> 62<section>
63<title>I have an all-in-wonder/vivo board. Are the multimedia features supported?</title> 63<title>I have an All-In-Wonder/Vivo board. Are the multimedia features supported?</title>
64<body> 64<body>
65<p>The multimedia features are actually supported by 65<p>The multimedia features are actually supported by
66<uri link="http://gatos.sf.net">the gatos project</uri>.</p> 66<uri link="http://gatos.sf.net">the GATOS project</uri>.</p>
67<warn>ati-gatos is currently outdated, we are planning to add gatos support directly 67<warn>ati-gatos is currently outdated. We are planning to add gatos support directly
68inside xfree.</warn> 68inside xfree.</warn>
69</body> 69</body>
70</section> 70</section>
71 71
72<section> 72<section>
73<title>I'm not using an x86. What are my options?</title> 73<title>I'm not using an x86. What are my options?</title>
74<body> 74<body>
75<p>You have almost the same xfree support on ppc or alpha platform but you can't use 75<p>You have almost the same xfree support on ppc or alpha platform but you can't use
76the ATi closed source drivers. That means that you can't use the r300 3d features at all. 76the ATI closed source drivers. That means that you can't use the r300 3d features at all.
77If you have such a board and you want it supported by xfree, you should contact 77If you have such a board and you want it supported by xfree, you should contact
78<uri link="http://www.ati.com">ATi</uri> asking them to open the specs.</p> 78<uri link="http://www.ati.com">ATI</uri> and ask them to open the specs.</p>
79</body> 79</body>
80</section> 80</section>
81 81
82<section> 82<section>
83<title>I have a laptop. Is my "mobility" ATi model supported?</title> 83<title>I have a laptop. Is my "mobility" ATI model supported?</title>
84<body> 84<body>
85<p>It should be but you may have a configuration issue due to the oem pci id that such 85<p>It should be but you may have a configuration issue due to the OEM PCI id that such
86chips may have. In most cases you may have to write the configuration file yourself or 86chips may have. In most cases you may have to write the configuration file yourself or
87use the <c>xf86config</c>. 87use the <c>xf86config</c>.
88</p> 88</p>
89 89
90</body> 90</body>
97 97
98<section> 98<section>
99<title>Packages</title> 99<title>Packages</title>
100<body> 100<body>
101<p> 101<p>
102The <c>xfree</c> ebuild provides XFree86, <c>xfree-drm</c> provides the kernel 102The <c>xfree</c> ebuild provides XFree86. <c>xfree-drm</c> provides the kernel
103modules required by DRI and <c>ati-drivers</c> provides the ati closed source X 103modules required by DRI and <c>ati-drivers</c> provides the ATI closed source X
104drivers and kernel modules. 104drivers and kernel modules.
105</p> 105</p>
106<impo> 106<impo>
107Your kernel must have agpgart support and not have the DRM modules compiled in. 107Your kernel must have agpgart support and not have the DRM modules compiled in.
108</impo> 108</impo>
109<pre> 109<pre>
110<codenote>If you want just the rage 128 drivers and modules 110<codenote>If you want just the Rage128 drivers and modules
111installed with xfree 111installed with xfree
112</codenote> 112</codenote>
113# USE="r128" emerge xfree-drm 113# USE="r128" emerge xfree-drm
114<codenote>To have just the radeon support</codenote> 114<codenote>To have just the Radeon support</codenote>
115<codenote>(r100, r200, r250, but not r300 yet)</codenote> 115<codenote>(r100, r200, r250, but not r300 yet)</codenote>
116# USE="radeon" emerge xfree-drm 116# USE="radeon" emerge xfree-drm
117<codenote>To install the ATi closed source drivers</codenote> 117<codenote>To install the ATI closed source drivers</codenote>
118<codenote>(r200,r250 and r300 only)</codenote> 118<codenote>(r200,r250 and r300 only)</codenote>
119# emerge ati-drivers 119# emerge ati-drivers
120<codenote>To install just XFree86 but not install</codenote> 120<codenote>To install just XFree86 but not install</codenote>
121<codenote>any kernel module</codenote> 121<codenote>any kernel module</codenote>
122# emerge xfree 122# emerge xfree
125</section> 125</section>
126 126
127<section> 127<section>
128<title>Configuration</title> 128<title>Configuration</title>
129<body> 129<body>
130<p>It is sugested the use of <c>xf86cfg</c>, <c>xf86config</c> or directly by 130<p>It is suggested the use of <c>xf86cfg</c>, <c>xf86config</c> or directly by
131using the XFree86 autoconfiguration option: 131using the XFree86 auto configuration option:
132<pre> 132<pre>
133# X -configure 133# X -configure
134</pre> 134</pre>
135For more information on how to get a basic <c>XF86Config</c> configuration file, 135For more information on how to get a basic <c>XF86Config</c> configuration file,
136please refer to the 136please refer to the

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