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3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
4 4
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
25 25
26<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license --> 26<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
27<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 --> 27<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
28<license/> 28<license/>
29 29
30<version>1.7</version> 30<version>1.8</version>
31<date>2008-07-06</date> 31<date>2009-11-30</date>
32 32
33<chapter> 33<chapter>
34<title>Hardware Support</title> 34<title>Hardware Support</title>
35<section> 35<section>
36<title>Is my ATI board supported?</title> 36<title>Is my ATI board supported?</title>
40Many ATI boards (but not all) are supported by <uri 40Many ATI boards (but not all) are supported by <uri
41link="http://www.freedesktop.org/Software/xorg">xorg-x11</uri>, at least for the 41link="http://www.freedesktop.org/Software/xorg">xorg-x11</uri>, at least for the
422D accelerated features. The 3D support is provided either by xorg-x11, or by 422D accelerated features. The 3D support is provided either by xorg-x11, or by
43ATI's <uri 43ATI's <uri
44link="http://mirror.ati.com/support/drivers/linux/radeon-linux.html">closed 44link="http://mirror.ati.com/support/drivers/linux/radeon-linux.html">closed
45source drivers</uri>. 45source drivers</uri>. ATI's closed source driver only supports R600 and newer
46GPUs. Older GPUs will use the mature xorg-x11 driver.
46</p> 47</p>
47 48
48<table> 49<table>
49<tr> 50<tr>
50 <th>GPU</th> 51 <th>GPU</th>
62 <ti>xorg</ti> 63 <ti>xorg</ti>
63</tr> 64</tr>
64<tr> 65<tr>
65 <ti>R200, R250, R280</ti> 66 <ti>R200, R250, R280</ti>
66 <ti>Radeon8500, Radeon9000, Radeon9200</ti> 67 <ti>Radeon8500, Radeon9000, Radeon9200</ti>
67 <ti>xorg, ATI DRI</ti> 68 <ti>xorg</ti>
68</tr> 69</tr>
69<tr> 70<tr>
70 <ti>R300, R400</ti> 71 <ti>R300, R400</ti>
71 <ti>Radeon 9500 - x850</ti> 72 <ti>Radeon 9500 - x850</ti>
72 <ti>xorg, ATI DRI</ti> 73 <ti>xorg</ti>
73</tr> 74</tr>
74<tr> 75<tr>
75 <ti>R500</ti> 76 <ti>R500</ti>
76 <ti>Radeon X1300 and higher</ti> 77 <ti>Radeon X1300 and higher</ti>
77 <ti>ATI DRI, xorg (since xf86-video-ati 6.9)</ti> 78 <ti>xorg</ti>
78</tr> 79</tr>
79<tr> 80<tr>
80 <ti>R600</ti> 81 <ti>R600</ti>
81 <ti>Radeon HD 2000 series</ti> 82 <ti>Radeon HD 2000 series</ti>
82 <ti>ATI DRI, xorg (since xf86-video-ati 6.9)</ti> 83 <ti>ATI DRI, xorg</ti>
83</tr> 84</tr>
84<tr> 85<tr>
85 <ti>RV670</ti> 86 <ti>RV670</ti>
86 <ti>Radeon HD 3000 series</ti> 87 <ti>Radeon HD 3000 series</ti>
87 <ti>ATI DRI, xorg (since xf86-video-ati 6.9)</ti> 88 <ti>ATI DRI, xorg</ti>
88</tr> 89</tr>
89<tr> 90<tr>
90 <ti>RV770</ti> 91 <ti>RV770</ti>
91 <ti>Radeon HD 4000 series</ti> 92 <ti>Radeon HD 4000 series</ti>
92 <ti>ATI DRI (since catalyst 8.6), xorg support in progress</ti> 93 <ti>ATI DRI, xorg</ti>
93</tr> 94</tr>
94</table> 95</table>
95 96
96</body> 97</body>
97</section> 98</section>
130</impo> 131</impo>
131 132
132</body> 133</body>
133</section> 134</section>
134<section> 135<section>
135<title>I have a laptop. Is my ATI Mobility model supported?</title> 136<title>I have a laptop. Is my ATI Mobility model supported?</title>
136<body> 137<body>
137 138
138<p> 139<p>
139It should be, but you may have a configuration issue due to the OEM PCI id that 140It should be, but you may have a configuration issue due to the OEM PCI id that
140such chips may have. In most cases, you may have to write the configuration 141such chips may have. In most cases, you may have to write the configuration
141file yourself or use the <c>xorgconfig</c> utility. 142file yourself.
142</p> 143</p>
143 144
144</body> 145</body>
145</section> 146</section>
146</chapter> 147</chapter>
180<section> 181<section>
181<title>Configuration</title> 182<title>Configuration</title>
182<body> 183<body>
183 184
184<p> 185<p>
185The use of <c>xorgcfg</c> or <c>xorgconfig</c> to generate the 186You may not need to manually create <path>xorg.conf</path> or modify it. Try
186<path>xorg.conf</path> configuration file is suggested. Alternatively, you may 187running without it first. You can also use the Xorg auto configuration option:
187use the Xorg auto configuration option:
188</p> 188</p>
189 189
190<pre caption="Autoconfiguring X"> 190<pre caption="Autoconfiguring X">
191# <i>X -configure</i> 191# <i>X -configure</i>
192</pre> 192</pre>
200<note> 200<note>
201You can use <c>aticonfig</c> if you have installed the <c>ati-drivers</c> 201You can use <c>aticonfig</c> if you have installed the <c>ati-drivers</c>
202package. 202package.
203</note> 203</note>
204 204
205<impo> 205<note>
206PPC users could use the <c>Xorgautoconfig</c> stand-alone configuration tool by 206PPC users could use the <c>Xorgautoconfig</c> stand-alone configuration tool by
207emerging the <c>Xorgautoconfig</c> ebuild, but isn't required. 207emerging the <c>Xorgautoconfig</c> ebuild, but isn't required.
208</note>
209
210<impo>
211If you're using <c>ati-drivers</c>, then you'll need to disable <c>radeonfb</c>
212(and probably any other framebuffer drivers) in your kernel config, as it
213conflicts with the built-in framebuffer in <c>ati-drivers</c>.
208</impo> 214</impo>
209 215
210</body> 216</body>
211</section> 217</section>
212<section> 218<section>

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