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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
22 22
23<!-- 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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25<license/> 25<license/>
26 26
27<version>1.2</version> 27<version>1.3</version>
28<date>2007-06-09</date> 28<date>2007-08-07</date>
29 29
30<chapter> 30<chapter>
31<title>Hardware Support</title> 31<title>Hardware Support</title>
32<section> 32<section>
33<title>Is my ATI board supported?</title> 33<title>Is my ATI board supported?</title>
34<body> 34<body>
35 35
36<p> 36<p>
37Many ATI boards (but not all) are supported by <uri 37Many ATI boards (but not all) are supported by <uri
38link="http://www.freedesktop.org/Software/xorg">xorg-x11</uri>, at least for 38link="http://www.freedesktop.org/Software/xorg">xorg-x11</uri>, at least for the
39the 2D accelerated features. The 3D support is provided either by <uri 392D accelerated features. The 3D support is provided either by xorg-x11, or by
40link="http://dri.sf.net">the DRI project</uri> which is part of xorg-x11, or by
41ATI's <uri 40ATI's <uri
42link="http://mirror.ati.com/support/drivers/linux/radeon-linux.html">closed 41link="http://mirror.ati.com/support/drivers/linux/radeon-linux.html">closed
43source drivers</uri>. 42source drivers</uri>.
44</p> 43</p>
45 44
50 <th>Support</th> 49 <th>Support</th>
51</tr> 50</tr>
52<tr> 51<tr>
53 <ti>Rage128</ti> 52 <ti>Rage128</ti>
54 <ti>Rage128</ti> 53 <ti>Rage128</ti>
55 <ti>xorg DRI</ti> 54 <ti>xorg</ti>
56</tr> 55</tr>
57<tr> 56<tr>
58 <ti>R100</ti> 57 <ti>R100</ti>
59 <ti>Radeon7xxx, Radeon64</ti> 58 <ti>Radeon7xxx, Radeon64</ti>
60 <ti>xorg DRI</ti> 59 <ti>xorg</ti>
61</tr> 60</tr>
62<tr> 61<tr>
63 <ti>R200, R250, R280</ti> 62 <ti>R200, R250, R280</ti>
64 <ti>Radeon8500, Radeon9000, Radeon9200</ti> 63 <ti>Radeon8500, Radeon9000, Radeon9200</ti>
65 <ti>xorg DRI, ATI DRI</ti> 64 <ti>xorg, ATI DRI</ti>
66</tr> 65</tr>
67<tr> 66<tr>
68 <ti>R300, R400</ti> 67 <ti>R300, R400</ti>
69 <ti>Radeon 9500 - x800</ti> 68 <ti>Radeon 9500 - x850</ti>
70 <ti>xorg 2D, ATI DRI</ti> 69 <ti>xorg, ATI DRI</ti>
71</tr>
72<tr> 70</tr>
71<tr>
73 <ti>R500 and newer</ti> 72 <ti>R500</ti>
74 <ti>Radeon X....</ti> 73 <ti>Radeon X1300 and higher</ti>
75 <ti>ATI DRI, no support in xorg</ti> 74 <ti>ATI DRI, no support in xorg</ti>
76</tr> 75</tr>
76<tr>
77 <ti>R600</ti>
78 <ti>Radeon HD 2000 series</ti>
79 <ti>Not supported in Linux</ti>
80</tr>
77</table> 81</table>
82
83<p>
84The x1000 series cards (x1300 and higher) cannot use the free xorg drivers; they
85are limited to the unaccelerated 2D vesa driver. Use the proprietary
86<c>ati-drivers</c> package if you want hardware-accelerated 2D/3D graphics.
87</p>
88
89<impo>
90The newest Radeon HD 2000 series cards are completely unsupported in Linux.
91There are no drivers from either xorg or ATI. It's probably best to hold off
92buying these cards until there's some kind of support in Linux. ;)
93</impo>
78 94
79</body> 95</body>
80</section> 96</section>
81<section> 97<section>
82<title> 98<title>
131<title>Installation</title> 147<title>Installation</title>
132<section> 148<section>
133<title>Packages</title> 149<title>Packages</title>
134<body> 150<body>
135 151
152<p>
153There are two ways of getting drivers for your ATI card:
154</p>
155
136<ul> 156<ul>
137 <li>The <c>xorg-x11</c> ebuild provides the X11 implementation</li> 157 <li>The <c>xorg-x11</c> ebuild provides the X11 implementation</li>
138 <li> 158 <li>
139 For a 2.6.x kernel the DRI modules can be built with the kernel or be
140 provided by the <c>x11-drm</c> ebuild
141 </li>
142 <li>For a 2.4.x kernel series you must use the <c>x11-drm</c> ebuild</li>
143 <li>
144 The <c>ati-drivers</c> ebuild provides the ATI closed source X drivers and 159 The <c>ati-drivers</c> ebuild provides the ATI closed source X drivers and
145 kernel modules, for both the 2.4 and 2.6 series kernels 160 kernel modules
146 </li> 161 </li>
147</ul> 162</ul>
148 163
149<p> 164<p>
150If you want to use ATI's <e>internal</e> agpgart support instead of the Linux 165If you want to use ATI's <e>internal</e> agpgart support instead of the Linux
151kernel one, the agpgart driver and the chip set specific driver (in your kernel 166kernel one, the agpgart driver and the chip set specific driver (in your kernel
152configuration) must be built as modules or not at all. 167configuration) must be built as modules or not at all.
153</p> 168</p>
154 169
155<pre caption="Installing drivers"> 170<note>
156<comment>(If you want just the Rage128 drivers and modules installed with X11)</comment> 171Please read the <uri link="/doc/en/dri-howto.xml">Hardware Acceleration
157# <i>VIDEO_CARDS="r128" emerge x11-drm</i> 172Guide</uri> for more information on installing drivers for your ATI graphics
158 173card.
159<comment>(To have just the Radeon support)</comment> 174</note>
160<comment>(R100, R200, R250, R280, but not R300 yet)</comment>
161# <i>VIDEO_CARDS="radeon" emerge x11-drm</i>
162
163<comment>(To install the ATI closed source drivers)</comment>
164<comment>(R200, R250, R280 and R300 only)</comment>
165# <i>emerge ati-drivers</i>
166
167<comment>(To install X11 without any kernel modules)</comment>
168# <i>emerge xorg-x11</i>
169</pre>
170 175
171</body> 176</body>
172</section> 177</section>
173<section> 178<section>
174<title>Configuration</title> 179<title>Configuration</title>

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