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5<guide link="/doc/en/ati-faq.xml"> 5<guide link="/doc/en/ati-faq.xml">
6<title>Gentoo Linux ATI FAQ</title> 6<title>Gentoo Linux ATI FAQ</title>
7 7
18<abstract> 18<abstract>
19This FAQ should help users avoid some common installation and configuration 19This FAQ should help users avoid some common installation and configuration
20issues related to DRI and X11 for ATI boards. 20issues related to DRI and X11 for ATI boards.
21</abstract> 21</abstract>
22 22
23
24<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license --> 23<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
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26<license/> 25<license/>
27 26
28<version>1.0.20</version> 27<version>1.0.20</version>
34<title>Is my ATI board supported?</title> 33<title>Is my ATI board supported?</title>
35<body> 34<body>
36 35
37<p> 36<p>
38Many ATI boards (but not all) are supported by <uri 37Many ATI boards (but not all) are supported by <uri
39link="http://www.freedesktop.org/Software/xorg">xorg-x11</uri>, at least for the 38link="http://www.freedesktop.org/Software/xorg">xorg-x11</uri>, at least for
402D accelerated features. The 3D support is provided either by <uri 39the 2D accelerated features. The 3D support is provided either by <uri
41link="http://dri.sf.net">the DRI project</uri> which is part of xorg-x11, or by 40link="http://dri.sf.net">the DRI project</uri> which is part of xorg-x11, or by
42ATI's <uri 41ATI's <uri
43link="http://mirror.ati.com/support/drivers/linux/radeon-linux.html">closed 42link="http://mirror.ati.com/support/drivers/linux/radeon-linux.html">closed
44source drivers</uri>. 43source drivers</uri>.
45</p> 44</p>
79 I have an All-In-Wonder/Vivo board. Are the multimedia features supported? 78 I have an All-In-Wonder/Vivo board. Are the multimedia features supported?
80</title> 79</title>
81<body> 80<body>
82 81
83<p> 82<p>
84The board's multimedia features are supported by <uri 83The board's multimedia features are supported by <uri
85link="http://gatos.sf.net">the GATOS project</uri>. These drivers will be 84link="http://gatos.sf.net">the GATOS project</uri>. These drivers will be
86merged into the xorg tree shortly. 85merged into the xorg tree shortly.
87</p> 86</p>
88 87
89</body> 88</body>
90</section> 89</section>
94 93
95<p> 94<p>
96X11 support on the PPC or Alpha platforms is quite similar to x86 X11 support. 95X11 support on the PPC or Alpha platforms is quite similar to x86 X11 support.
97However, ATI's closed source drivers are not supported on the PPC or Alpha, so 96However, ATI's closed source drivers are not supported on the PPC or Alpha, so
98you cannot use the 3D features of the R300 Graphics Processing Unit (GPU). If 97you cannot use the 3D features of the R300 Graphics Processing Unit (GPU). If
99you have such a board and want it supported by X11, contact 98you have such a board and want it supported by X11, contact <uri
100<uri link="http://www.ati.com">ATI</uri> and ask them to release the 99link="http://www.ati.com">ATI</uri> and ask them to release the specifications
101specifications for your system's GPU. The closed source driver for the AMD64 100for your system's GPU. The closed source driver for the AMD64 was released, so
102was released, so AMD64 users can now enjoy the same features as x86 users. 101AMD64 users can now enjoy the same features as x86 users.
103</p> 102</p>
104 103
105<impo> 104<impo>
106To enable agpgart support for certain AMD64 chip sets, you have to disable 105To enable agpgart support for certain AMD64 chip sets, you have to disable
107support for the K8 IOMMU. 106support for the K8 IOMMU.
108</impo> 107</impo>
109 108
110</body> 109</body>
111</section> 110</section>
112<section> 111<section>
113<title>I have a laptop. Is my ATI Mobility model supported?</title> 112<title>I have a laptop. Is my ATI Mobility model supported?</title>
114<body> 113<body>
115 114
116<p> 115<p>
117It should be, but you may have a configuration issue due to the OEM PCI id that 116It should be, but you may have a configuration issue due to the OEM PCI id that
118such chips may have. In most cases, you may have to write the configuration file 117such chips may have. In most cases, you may have to write the configuration
119yourself or use the <c>xorgconfig</c> utility. 118file yourself or use the <c>xorgconfig</c> utility.
120</p> 119</p>
121 120
122</body> 121</body>
123</section> 122</section>
124</chapter> 123</chapter>
133 <li>The <c>xorg-x11</c> ebuild provides the X11 implementation</li> 132 <li>The <c>xorg-x11</c> ebuild provides the X11 implementation</li>
134 <li> 133 <li>
135 For a 2.6.x kernel the DRI modules can be built with the kernel or be 134 For a 2.6.x kernel the DRI modules can be built with the kernel or be
136 provided by the <c>x11-drm</c> ebuild 135 provided by the <c>x11-drm</c> ebuild
137 </li> 136 </li>
137 <li>For a 2.4.x kernel series you must use the <c>x11-drm</c> ebuild</li>
138 <li> 138 <li>
139 For a 2.4.x kernel series you must use the <c>x11-drm</c> ebuild
140 </li>
141 <li>
142 The <c>ati-drivers</c> ebuild provides the ATI closed source X drivers 139 The <c>ati-drivers</c> ebuild provides the ATI closed source X drivers and
143 and kernel modules, for both the 2.4 and 2.6 series kernels 140 kernel modules, for both the 2.4 and 2.6 series kernels
144 </li> 141 </li>
145</ul> 142</ul>
146 143
147<p> 144<p>
148If you want to use ATI's <e>internal</e> agpgart support instead of the Linux 145If you want to use ATI's <e>internal</e> agpgart support instead of the Linux
171<section> 168<section>
172<title>Configuration</title> 169<title>Configuration</title>
173<body> 170<body>
174 171
175<p> 172<p>
176The use of <c>xorgcfg</c> or <c>xorgconfig</c> to generate the 173The use of <c>xorgcfg</c> or <c>xorgconfig</c> to generate the
177<path>xorg.conf</path> configuration file is suggested. Alternatively, you 174<path>xorg.conf</path> configuration file is suggested. Alternatively, you may
178may use the Xorg auto configuration option: 175use the Xorg auto configuration option:
179</p> 176</p>
180 177
181<pre caption="Autoconfiguring X"> 178<pre caption="Autoconfiguring X">
182# <i>X -configure</i> 179# <i>X -configure</i>
183</pre> 180</pre>

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