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3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 3<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
4 4
5<guide> 5<guide>
6<title>Gentoo Linux ATI FAQ</title> 6<title>Gentoo Linux ATI FAQ</title>
7 7
18 <mail link="nightmorph@gentoo.org">Joshua Saddler</mail> 18 <mail link="nightmorph@gentoo.org">Joshua Saddler</mail>
19</author> 19</author>
20 20
21<abstract> 21<abstract>
22This FAQ should help users avoid some common installation and configuration 22This FAQ should help users avoid some common installation and configuration
23issues related to DRI and X11 for ATI boards. 23issues related to DRI and X11 for AMD/ATI boards.
24</abstract> 24</abstract>
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>3</version> 30<version>4</version>
31<date>2010-08-02</date> 31<date>2011-03-01</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 AMD/ATI board supported?</title>
37<body> 37<body>
38 38
39<p> 39<p>
40Many ATI boards (but not all) are supported by <uri 40Many AMD/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 43AMD's <uri
44link="http://mirror.ati.com/support/drivers/linux/radeon-linux.html">closed 44link="http://www.amd.com/us/products/technologies/ati-catalyst/Pages/catalyst.aspx">closed
45source drivers</uri>. ATI's closed source driver only supports R600 and newer 45source drivers</uri>. AMD's closed source driver only supports R600 and newer
46GPUs. Older GPUs will use the mature open source 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>
67 <ti>Radeon8500, Radeon9000, Radeon9200</ti> 67 <ti>Radeon8500, Radeon9000, Radeon9200</ti>
68 <ti>xorg</ti> 68 <ti>xorg</ti>
69</tr> 69</tr>
70<tr> 70<tr>
71 <ti>R300, R400</ti> 71 <ti>R300, R400</ti>
72 <ti>Radeon 9500 - x850</ti> 72 <ti>Radeon 9500 - X850</ti>
73 <ti>xorg</ti> 73 <ti>xorg</ti>
74</tr> 74</tr>
75<tr> 75<tr>
76 <ti>R500</ti> 76 <ti>R500</ti>
77 <ti>Radeon X1300 and higher</ti> 77 <ti>Radeon X1300 - X1950</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>RadeonHD 2000 series</ti> 82 <ti>RadeonHD 2000 series</ti>
83 <ti>ATI DRI, xorg</ti> 83 <ti>AMD DRI, xorg</ti>
84</tr> 84</tr>
85<tr> 85<tr>
86 <ti>RV670</ti> 86 <ti>RV670</ti>
87 <ti>RadeonHD 3000 series</ti> 87 <ti>RadeonHD 3000 series</ti>
88 <ti>ATI DRI, xorg</ti> 88 <ti>AMD DRI, xorg</ti>
89</tr> 89</tr>
90<tr> 90<tr>
91 <ti>RV770</ti> 91 <ti>RV770</ti>
92 <ti>RadeonHD 4000 series</ti> 92 <ti>RadeonHD 4000 series</ti>
93 <ti>ATI DRI, xorg</ti> 93 <ti>AMD DRI, xorg</ti>
94</tr> 94</tr>
95<tr> 95<tr>
96 <ti>R800</ti> 96 <ti>R800</ti>
97 <ti>RadeonHD 5000 series, "Evergreen"</ti> 97 <ti>RadeonHD 5000 series</ti>
98 <ti>ATI DRI, xorg</ti> 98 <ti>AMD DRI, xorg</ti>
99</tr>
100<tr>
101 <ti>R900</ti>
102 <ti>RadeonHD 6000 series</ti>
103 <ti>AMD DRI, xorg</ti>
99</tr> 104</tr>
100</table> 105</table>
106
107<note>
108The <uri link="http://www.x.org/wiki/RadeonFeature">Radeon Feature Matrix</uri>
109at x.org lists the open source driver support level for each part of the
110graphics card hardware.
111</note>
101 112
102</body> 113</body>
103</section> 114</section>
104<section> 115<section>
105<title> 116<title>
118<title>I'm not using an x86-based architecture. What are my options?</title> 129<title>I'm not using an x86-based architecture. What are my options?</title>
119<body> 130<body>
120 131
121<p> 132<p>
122X11 support on the PPC or Alpha platforms is quite similar to x86 X11 support. 133X11 support on the PPC or Alpha platforms is quite similar to x86 X11 support.
123However, ATI's closed source Catalyst drivers are not supported on the PPC or 134However, AMD/ATI's closed source Catalyst drivers are not supported on the PPC
124Alpha, so you will have to use the open source drivers. The Catalyst drivers are 135or Alpha, so you will have to use the open source drivers. The Catalyst drivers
125only available for x86 and AMD64. The open source xorg-x11 drivers should work 136are only available for x86 and AMD64. The open source xorg-x11 drivers should
126well on all architectures. 137work well on all architectures.
127</p> 138</p>
128 139
129<impo> 140<impo>
130To enable agpgart support for certain old AMD64 chipsets, you have to disable 141To enable agpgart support for certain old AMD64 chipsets, you have to disable
131support for the K8 IOMMU. 142support for the K8 IOMMU.
152<section> 163<section>
153<title>Packages</title> 164<title>Packages</title>
154<body> 165<body>
155 166
156<p> 167<p>
157There are two ways of getting drivers for your ATI card: 168There are two ways of getting drivers for your AMD/ATI card:
158</p> 169</p>
159 170
160<ul> 171<ul>
161 <li>The <c>xorg-x11</c> ebuild provides the X11 implementation</li> 172 <li>The <c>xorg-x11</c> ebuild provides the X11 implementation</li>
162 <li> 173 <li>
163 The <c>ati-drivers</c> ebuild provides the ATI closed source X drivers and 174 The <c>ati-drivers</c> ebuild provides the AMD closed source X drivers
164 kernel modules 175 and kernel modules
165 </li> 176 </li>
166</ul> 177</ul>
167 178
168<p> 179<p>
169If you want to use ATI's <e>internal</e> agpgart support instead of the Linux 180If you want to use AMD/ATI's <e>internal</e> agpgart support instead of the Linux
170kernel one, the agpgart driver and the chip set specific driver (in your kernel 181kernel one, the agpgart driver and the chip set specific driver (in your kernel
171configuration) must be built as modules or not at all. 182configuration) must be built as modules or not at all.
172</p> 183</p>
173 184
174<note> 185<note>
175Please read the <uri link="/doc/en/dri-howto.xml">Hardware Acceleration 186Please read the <uri link="/doc/en/dri-howto.xml">Hardware Acceleration
176Guide</uri> for more information on installing drivers for your ATI graphics 187Guide</uri> for more information on installing drivers for your AMD/ATI graphics
177card. 188card.
178</note> 189</note>
179 190
180</body> 191</body>
181</section> 192</section>
219<section> 230<section>
220<title>Switching to OpenGL</title> 231<title>Switching to OpenGL</title>
221<body> 232<body>
222 233
223<p> 234<p>
224Once X is installed, configured, and running, it can use the ATI OpenGL 235Once X is installed, configured, and running, it can use the AMD/ATI OpenGL
225libraries: 236libraries:
226</p> 237</p>
227 238
228<pre caption="Running eselect"> 239<pre caption="Running eselect">
229# <i>eselect opengl set ati</i> 240# <i>eselect opengl set ati</i>
237<section> 248<section>
238<body> 249<body>
239 250
240<p> 251<p>
241Please read the <uri link="/doc/en/dri-howto.xml">Hardware Acceleration 252Please read the <uri link="/doc/en/dri-howto.xml">Hardware Acceleration
242Guide</uri> for more information on configuring your ATI graphics card. 253Guide</uri> for more information on configuring your AMD/ATI graphics card.
243</p>
244
245<p> 254</p>
255
256<p>
246More information on Gentoo Linux and the ATI Radeon binary drivers can be found 257More information on Gentoo Linux and the AMD/ATI Radeon binary drivers can be
247on the <uri 258found on the <uri
248link="http://odin.prohosting.com/wedge01/gentoo-radeon-faq.html">Wedge 259link="http://odin.prohosting.com/wedge01/gentoo-radeon-faq.html">Wedge
249Unofficial Gentoo ATI Radeon FAQ</uri>. 260Unofficial Gentoo ATI Radeon FAQ</uri>, and on the <uri
261link="http://wiki.cchtml.com/index.php/Main_Page">Unofficial AMD Linux Driver
262Wiki</uri>.
250</p> 263</p>
251 264
252</body> 265</body>
253</section> 266</section>
254</chapter> 267</chapter>

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