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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>
6<title>Gentoo Linux ATI FAQ</title> 6<title>Gentoo Linux ATI FAQ</title>
7 7
8<author title="Author"> 8<author title="Author">
9 <mail link="lu_zero@gentoo.org">Luca Barbato</mail> 9 <mail link="lu_zero@gentoo.org">Luca Barbato</mail>
10</author> 10</author>
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>1.8</version> 30<version>2</version>
31<date>2009-11-30</date> 31<date>2010-07-13</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>
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>. ATI's closed source driver only supports R600 and newer 45source drivers</uri>. ATI's closed source driver only supports R600 and newer
46GPUs. Older GPUs will use the mature xorg-x11 driver. 46GPUs. Older GPUs will use the mature open source xorg-x11 driver.
47</p> 47</p>
48 48
49<table> 49<table>
50<tr> 50<tr>
51 <th>GPU</th> 51 <th>GPU</th>
77 <ti>Radeon X1300 and higher</ti> 77 <ti>Radeon X1300 and higher</ti>
78 <ti>xorg</ti> 78 <ti>xorg</ti>
79</tr> 79</tr>
80<tr> 80<tr>
81 <ti>R600</ti> 81 <ti>R600</ti>
82 <ti>Radeon HD 2000 series</ti> 82 <ti>RadeonHD 2000 series</ti>
83 <ti>ATI DRI, xorg</ti> 83 <ti>ATI DRI, xorg</ti>
84</tr> 84</tr>
85<tr> 85<tr>
86 <ti>RV670</ti> 86 <ti>RV670</ti>
87 <ti>Radeon HD 3000 series</ti> 87 <ti>RadeonHD 3000 series</ti>
88 <ti>ATI DRI, xorg</ti> 88 <ti>ATI DRI, xorg</ti>
89</tr> 89</tr>
90<tr> 90<tr>
91 <ti>RV770</ti> 91 <ti>RV770</ti>
92 <ti>Radeon HD 4000 series</ti> 92 <ti>RadeonHD 4000 series</ti>
93 <ti>ATI DRI, xorg</ti>
94</tr>
95<tr>
96 <ti>R800</ti>
97 <ti>RadeonHD 5000 series, "Evergreen"</ti>
93 <ti>ATI DRI, xorg</ti> 98 <ti>ATI DRI, xorg</ti>
94</tr> 99</tr>
95</table> 100</table>
96 101
97</body> 102</body>
101 I have an All-In-Wonder/Vivo board. Are the multimedia features supported? 106 I have an All-In-Wonder/Vivo board. Are the multimedia features supported?
102</title> 107</title>
103<body> 108<body>
104 109
105<p> 110<p>
106The board's multimedia features are supported by <uri 111You don't need to use anything special for the board's multimedia features;
107link="http://gatos.sf.net">the GATOS project</uri>. These drivers have been
108merged into the Xorg tree. You don't need to use anything special;
109<c>x11-drivers/xf86-video-ati</c> will work just fine. 112<c>x11-drivers/xf86-video-ati</c> will work just fine.
110</p> 113</p>
111 114
112</body> 115</body>
113</section> 116</section>
115<title>I'm not using an x86-based architecture. What are my options?</title> 118<title>I'm not using an x86-based architecture. What are my options?</title>
116<body> 119<body>
117 120
118<p> 121<p>
119X11 support on the PPC or Alpha platforms is quite similar to x86 X11 support. 122X11 support on the PPC or Alpha platforms is quite similar to x86 X11 support.
120However, ATI's closed source drivers are not supported on the PPC or Alpha, so 123However, ATI's closed source Catalyst drivers are not supported on the PPC or
121you cannot use the 3D features of the R300 Graphics Processing Unit (GPU). If 124Alpha, so you will have to use the open source drivers. The Catalyst drivers are
122you have such a board and want it supported by X11, contact <uri 125only available for x86 and AMD64. The open source xorg-x11 drivers should work
123link="http://www.ati.com">ATI</uri> and ask them to release the specifications 126well on all architectures.
124for your system's GPU. The closed source driver for the AMD64 was released, so
125AMD64 users can now enjoy the same features as x86 users.
126</p> 127</p>
127 128
128<impo> 129<impo>
129To enable agpgart support for certain AMD64 chip sets, you have to disable 130To enable agpgart support for certain old AMD64 chipsets, you have to disable
130support for the K8 IOMMU. 131support for the K8 IOMMU.
131</impo> 132</impo>
132 133
133</body> 134</body>
134</section> 135</section>
136<title>I have a laptop. Is my ATI Mobility model supported?</title> 137<title>I have a laptop. Is my ATI Mobility model supported?</title>
137<body> 138<body>
138 139
139<p> 140<p>
140It should be, but you may have a configuration issue due to the OEM PCI id that 141It should be, but you may have a configuration issue due to the OEM PCI id that
141such chips may have. In most cases, you may have to write the configuration 142such chips may have. In such cases, you may have to write the configuration
142file yourself. 143file yourself.
143</p> 144</p>
144 145
145</body> 146</body>
146</section> 147</section>

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