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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<author title="Author"><mail link="lu_zero@gentoo.org"> 7<author title="Author">
8 Luca Barbato</mail> 8 <mail link="lu_zero@gentoo.org">Luca Barbato</mail>
9</author> 9</author>
10<author title="Editor"><mail link="peesh@gentoo.org"> 10<author title="Editor">
11 Jorge Paulo</mail> 11 <mail link="peesh@gentoo.org">Jorge Paulo</mail>
12</author> 12</author>
13<author title="Editor"><mail link="blubber@gentoo.org"> 13<author title="Editor">
14 Tiemo Kieft</mail> 14 <mail link="blubber@gentoo.org">Tiemo Kieft</mail>
15</author> 15</author>
16 16
17<abstract>
17<abstract>This FAQ should help users avoid some common installation and configuration 18This FAQ should help users avoid some common installation and configuration
18issues related to DRI and xfree for ATI boards.</abstract> 19issues related to DRI and xfree for ATI boards.
20</abstract>
19 21
20<license/> 22<license/>
21 23
22<version>1.0.1</version> 24<version>1.0.1</version>
23<date>August 25, 2003</date> 25<date>August 25, 2003</date>
25<chapter> 27<chapter>
26<title>Hardware Support</title> 28<title>Hardware Support</title>
27<section> 29<section>
28<title>Is my ATI board supported?</title> 30<title>Is my ATI board supported?</title>
29<body> 31<body>
30<p>Almost every ATI board is supported by <uri link="http://www.xfree86.org">Xfree86</uri>, 32
31at least for the 2D accelerated features. The 3D support is provided either by 33<p>
34Almost every ATI board is supported by <uri
35link="http://www.xfree86.org">Xfree86</uri>, at least for the 2D accelerated
36features. The 3D support is provided either by <uri
32<uri link="http://dri.sf.net">the DRI project</uri>, which is already present inside XFree86, 37link="http://dri.sf.net">the DRI project</uri>, which is already present inside
33or by closed source drivers 38XFree86, or by closed source drivers <uri
34<uri link="http://mirror.ati.com/support/drivers/linux/radeon-linux.html">provided</uri> by ATI. 39link="http://mirror.ati.com/support/drivers/linux/radeon-linux.html">
40provided</uri> by ATI.
35</p> 41</p>
36 42
37<table> 43<table>
38 <tr> 44<tr>
39 <th>GPU</th> 45 <th>GPU</th>
40 <th>Common Name</th> 46 <th>Common Name</th>
41 <th>Support</th> 47 <th>Support</th>
42 </tr> 48</tr>
43 <tr> 49<tr>
44 <ti>rage128</ti> 50 <ti>rage128</ti>
45 <ti>Rage128</ti> 51 <ti>Rage128</ti>
46 <ti>xfree DRI</ti> 52 <ti>xfree DRI</ti>
47 </tr> 53</tr>
48 <tr> 54<tr>
49 <ti>r100</ti> 55 <ti>r100</ti>
50 <ti>Radeon7xxx, Radeon64</ti> 56 <ti>Radeon7xxx, Radeon64</ti>
51 <ti>xfree DRI</ti> 57 <ti>xfree DRI</ti>
52 </tr> 58</tr>
53 <tr> 59<tr>
54 <ti>r200,r250</ti> 60 <ti>r200,r250</ti>
55 <ti>Radeon8500, Radeon9000</ti> 61 <ti>Radeon8500, Radeon9000</ti>
56 <ti>xfree DRI, ATI DRI</ti> 62 <ti>xfree DRI, ATI DRI</ti>
57 </tr> 63</tr>
58 <tr> 64<tr>
59 <ti>r300, following</ti> 65 <ti>r300, following</ti>
60 <ti>Radeon9500, Radeon9800</ti> 66 <ti>Radeon9500, Radeon9800</ti>
61 <ti>xfree 2D, ATI DRI</ti> 67 <ti>xfree 2D, ATI DRI</ti>
62 </tr> 68</tr>
63</table> 69</table>
64 70
65</body> 71</body>
66</section> 72</section>
73<section>
74<title>
75I have an All-In-Wonder/Vivo board. Are the multimedia features supported?
76</title>
77<body>
67 78
68<section> 79<p>
69<title>I have an All-In-Wonder/Vivo board. Are the multimedia features supported?</title>
70<body>
71<p>The multimedia features are actually supported by 80The multimedia features are actually supported by <uri
72<uri link="http://gatos.sf.net">the GATOS project</uri>.</p> 81link="http://gatos.sf.net">the GATOS project</uri>.
82</p>
83
84<warn>
73<warn>ati-gatos is currently outdated. We are planning to add gatos support directly 85ati-gatos is currently outdated. We are planning to add gatos support directly
74inside xfree.</warn> 86inside xfree.
87</warn>
88
75</body> 89</body>
76</section> 90</section>
77
78<section> 91<section>
79<title>I'm not using an x86. What are my options?</title> 92<title>I'm not using an x86. What are my options?</title>
80<body> 93<body>
81<p>You have almost the same xfree support on ppc or alpha platform but you can't use
82the ATI closed source drivers. That means that you can't use the r300 3d features at all.
83If you have such a board and you want it supported by xfree, you should contact
84<uri link="http://www.ati.com">ATI</uri> and ask them to open the specs.</p>
85</body>
86</section>
87 94
88<section> 95<p>
89<title>I have a laptop. Is my "mobility" ATI model supported?</title> 96You have almost the same xfree support on ppc or alpha platform but you can't
90<body> 97use the ATI closed source drivers. That means that you can't use the r300 3d
91<p>It should be but you may have a configuration issue due to the OEM PCI id that such 98features at all. If you have such a board and you want it supported by xfree,
92chips may have. In most cases you may have to write the configuration file yourself or 99you should contact <uri link="http://www.ati.com">ATI</uri> and ask them to open
93use the <c>xf86config</c>. 100the specs.
94</p> 101</p>
95 102
96</body> 103</body>
97</section> 104</section>
105<section>
106<title>I have a laptop. Is my "mobility" ATI model supported?</title>
107<body>
98 108
109<p>
110It should be but you may have a configuration issue due to the OEM PCI id that
111such chips may have. In most cases you may have to write the configuration file
112yourself or use the <c>xf86config</c>.
113</p>
114
115</body>
116</section>
99</chapter> 117</chapter>
100 118
101<chapter> 119<chapter>
102<title>Installation</title> 120<title>Installation</title>
103
104<section> 121<section>
105<title>Packages</title> 122<title>Packages</title>
106<body> 123<body>
124
107<p> 125<p>
108The <c>xfree</c> ebuild provides XFree86. <c>xfree-drm</c> provides the kernel 126The <c>xfree</c> ebuild provides XFree86. <c>xfree-drm</c> provides the kernel
109modules required by DRI and <c>ati-drivers</c> provides the ATI closed source X 127modules required by DRI and <c>ati-drivers</c> provides the ATI closed source X
110drivers and kernel modules. 128drivers and kernel modules.
111</p> 129</p>
130
112<impo> 131<impo>
113Your kernel must have agpgart support and not have the DRM modules compiled in. 132Your kernel must have agpgart support and not have the DRM modules compiled in.
114</impo> 133</impo>
115<pre> 134
135<pre caption="Installing drivers">
116<codenote>If you want just the Rage128 drivers and modules 136<codenote>If you want just the Rage128 drivers and modules installed with xfree</codenote>
117installed with xfree
118</codenote>
119# <i>VIDEO_CARDS="rage128" emerge xfree-drm</i> 137# <i>VIDEO_CARDS="rage128" emerge xfree-drm</i>
120<codenote>To have just the Radeon support</codenote> 138<codenote>To have just the Radeon support</codenote>
121<codenote>(r100, r200, r250, but not r300 yet)</codenote> 139<codenote>(r100, r200, r250, but not r300 yet)</codenote>
122# <i>VIDEO_CARDS="radeon" emerge xfree-drm</i> 140# <i>VIDEO_CARDS="radeon" emerge xfree-drm</i>
123<codenote>To install the ATI closed source drivers</codenote> 141<codenote>To install the ATI closed source drivers</codenote>
125# <i>emerge ati-drivers</i> 143# <i>emerge ati-drivers</i>
126<codenote>To install just XFree86 but not install</codenote> 144<codenote>To install just XFree86 but not install</codenote>
127<codenote>any kernel module</codenote> 145<codenote>any kernel module</codenote>
128# <i>emerge xfree</i> 146# <i>emerge xfree</i>
129</pre> 147</pre>
148
130</body> 149</body>
131</section> 150</section>
132
133<section> 151<section>
134<title>Configuration</title> 152<title>Configuration</title>
135<body> 153<body>
154
155<p>
136<p>It is suggested the use of <c>xf86cfg</c>, <c>xf86config</c> or directly by 156It is suggested the use of <c>xf86cfg</c>, <c>xf86config</c> or directly by
137using the XFree86 auto configuration option: 157using the XFree86 auto configuration option:
138<pre> 158</p>
159
160<pre caption="Autoconfiguring>X">
139# <i>X -configure</i> 161# <i>X -configure</i>
140</pre> 162</pre>
163
164<p>
141For more information on how to get a basic <c>XF86Config</c> configuration file, 165For more information on how to get a basic <c>XF86Config</c> configuration file,
142please refer to the
143<uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/desktop.xml">Desktop Configuration Guide</uri>.</p> 166please refer to the <uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/desktop.xml">DesktopConfiguration Guide</uri>.
167</p>
168
169<note>
144<note> Users of the ati-drivers can also use <c>fglrxconfig</c>.</note> 170Users of the ati-drivers can also use <c>fglrxconfig</c>.
171</note>
172
173<impo>
145<impo>PPC users should use the <c>Xeasyconf</c> stand alone configurator by 174PPC users should use the <c>Xeasyconf</c> stand alone configurator by
146emerging the <c>xeasyconf</c> ebuild.</impo> 175emerging the <c>xeasyconf</c> ebuild.
176</impo>
177
147</body> 178</body>
148</section> 179</section>
149
150
151</chapter> 180</chapter>
152</guide> 181</guide>

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