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2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/ati-faq.xml,v 1.8 2004/07/29 15:50:18 swift Exp $ --> 2<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/ati-faq.xml,v 1.9 2004/09/06 15:08:28 lu_zero Exp $ -->
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"> 7<author title="Author">
14 <mail link="blubber@gentoo.org">Tiemo Kieft</mail> 14 <mail link="blubber@gentoo.org">Tiemo Kieft</mail>
15</author> 15</author>
16 16
17<abstract> 17<abstract>
18This FAQ should help users avoid some common installation and configuration 18This FAQ should help users avoid some common installation and configuration
19issues related to DRI and xfree for ATI boards. 19issues related to DRI and x11 for ATI boards.
20</abstract> 20</abstract>
21 21
22<license/> 22<license/>
23 23
24<version>1.0.2</version> 24<version>1.0.3</version>
25<date>July 29, 2004</date> 25<date>September 06, 2004</date>
26 26
27<chapter> 27<chapter>
28<title>Hardware Support</title> 28<title>Hardware Support</title>
29<section> 29<section>
30<title>Is my ATI board supported?</title> 30<title>Is my ATI board supported?</title>
31<body> 31<body>
32 32
33<p> 33<p>
34Almost every ATI board is supported by <uri 34Almost every ATI board is supported by <uri
35link="http://www.xfree86.org">Xfree86</uri>, at least for the 2D accelerated 35link="http://www.freedesktop.org/Software/xorg">xorg-x11</uri>, at least for the 2D accelerated
36features. The 3D support is provided either by <uri 36features. The 3D support is provided either by <uri
37link="http://dri.sf.net">the DRI project</uri>, which is already present inside 37link="http://dri.sf.net">the DRI project</uri>, which is already present inside
38XFree86, or by closed source drivers <uri 38the xorg-x11, or by closed source drivers <uri
39link="http://mirror.ati.com/support/drivers/linux/radeon-linux.html"> 39link="http://mirror.ati.com/support/drivers/linux/radeon-linux.html">
40provided</uri> by ATI. 40provided</uri> by ATI.
41</p> 41</p>
42 42
43<table> 43<table>
47 <th>Support</th> 47 <th>Support</th>
48</tr> 48</tr>
49<tr> 49<tr>
50 <ti>rage128</ti> 50 <ti>rage128</ti>
51 <ti>Rage128</ti> 51 <ti>Rage128</ti>
52 <ti>xfree DRI</ti> 52 <ti>xorg DRI</ti>
53</tr> 53</tr>
54<tr> 54<tr>
55 <ti>r100</ti> 55 <ti>r100</ti>
56 <ti>Radeon7xxx, Radeon64</ti> 56 <ti>Radeon7xxx, Radeon64</ti>
57 <ti>xfree DRI</ti> 57 <ti>xorg DRI</ti>
58</tr> 58</tr>
59<tr> 59<tr>
60 <ti>r200,r250</ti> 60 <ti>r200,r250</ti>
61 <ti>Radeon8500, Radeon9000</ti> 61 <ti>Radeon8500, Radeon9000</ti>
62 <ti>xfree DRI, ATI DRI</ti> 62 <ti>xorg DRI, ATI DRI</ti>
63</tr> 63</tr>
64<tr> 64<tr>
65 <ti>r300, following</ti> 65 <ti>r300, following</ti>
66 <ti>Radeon9500, Radeon9800</ti> 66 <ti>Radeon9500, Radeon9800</ti>
67 <ti>xfree 2D, ATI DRI</ti> 67 <ti>xorg 2D, ATI DRI</ti>
68</tr> 68</tr>
69</table> 69</table>
70 70
71</body> 71</body>
72</section> 72</section>
76</title> 76</title>
77<body> 77<body>
78 78
79<p> 79<p>
80The multimedia features are actually supported by <uri 80The multimedia features are actually supported by <uri
81link="http://gatos.sf.net">the GATOS project</uri>. 81link="http://gatos.sf.net">the GATOS project, the gatos drivers will be merged in the xorg tree shortly</uri>.
82</p> 82</p>
83
84<warn>
85ati-gatos is currently outdated. We are planning to add gatos support directly
86inside xfree.
87</warn>
88 83
89</body> 84</body>
90</section> 85</section>
91<section> 86<section>
92<title>I'm not using an x86. What are my options?</title> 87<title>I'm not using an x86. What are my options?</title>
107<body> 102<body>
108 103
109<p> 104<p>
110It should be but you may have a configuration issue due to the OEM PCI id that 105It 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 106such chips may have. In most cases you may have to write the configuration file
112yourself or use the <c>xf86config</c>. 107yourself or use the <c>xorgconfig</c>.
113</p> 108</p>
114 109
115</body> 110</body>
116</section> 111</section>
117</chapter> 112</chapter>
121<section> 116<section>
122<title>Packages</title> 117<title>Packages</title>
123<body> 118<body>
124 119
125<p> 120<p>
126The <c>xfree</c> ebuild provides XFree86. <c>xfree-drm</c> provides the kernel 121The <c>xorg-x11</c> ebuild provides the X11 implementation. The kernel modules required by DRI are provided by the 2.6.x kernels, if you are still using the 2.4.x you should emerge the <c>x11-drm</c> ebuild, and <c>ati-drivers</c> provides the ATI closed source X drivers and kernel modules, for 2.4 kernels and 2.6 ones.
127modules required by DRI and <c>ati-drivers</c> provides the ATI closed source X
128drivers and kernel modules.
129</p> 122</p>
130 123
131<impo> 124<impo>
132Your kernel must have agpgart support and not have the DRM modules compiled in. 125Your kernel must have agpgart support and not have the DRM modules compiled in.
133</impo> 126</impo>
134 127
135<pre caption="Installing drivers"> 128<pre caption="Installing drivers">
136<codenote>If you want just the Rage128 drivers and modules installed with xfree</codenote> 129<codenote>If you want just the Rage128 drivers and modules installed with xfree</codenote>
137# <i>VIDEO_CARDS="rage128" emerge xfree-drm</i> 130# <i>VIDEO_CARDS="rage128" emerge x11-drm</i>
138<codenote>To have just the Radeon support</codenote> 131<codenote>To have just the Radeon support</codenote>
139<codenote>(r100, r200, r250, but not r300 yet)</codenote> 132<codenote>(r100, r200, r250, but not r300 yet)</codenote>
140# <i>VIDEO_CARDS="radeon" emerge xfree-drm</i> 133# <i>VIDEO_CARDS="radeon" emerge x11-drm</i>
141<codenote>To install the ATI closed source drivers</codenote> 134<codenote>To install the ATI closed source drivers</codenote>
142<codenote>(r200,r250 and r300 only)</codenote> 135<codenote>(r200,r250 and r300 only)</codenote>
143# <i>emerge ati-drivers</i> 136# <i>emerge ati-drivers</i>
144<codenote>To install just XFree86 but not install</codenote> 137<codenote>To install just X11 but not install</codenote>
145<codenote>any kernel module</codenote> 138<codenote>any kernel module</codenote>
146# <i>emerge xfree</i> 139# <i>emerge xorg-x11</i>
147</pre> 140</pre>
148 141
149</body> 142</body>
150</section> 143</section>
151<section> 144<section>
152<title>Configuration</title> 145<title>Configuration</title>
153<body> 146<body>
154 147
155<p> 148<p>
156It is suggested the use of <c>xf86cfg</c>, <c>xf86config</c> or directly by 149It is suggested the use of <c>xorgcfg</c>, <c>xorgconfig</c> or directly by
157using the XFree86 auto configuration option: 150using the XFree86 auto configuration option:
158</p> 151</p>
159 152
160<pre caption="Autoconfiguring>X"> 153<pre caption="Autoconfiguring>X">
161# <i>X -configure</i> 154# <i>X -configure</i>
162</pre> 155</pre>
163 156
164<p> 157<p>
165For more information on how to get a basic <c>XF86Config</c> configuration file, 158For more information on how to get a basic <c>xorg.conf</c> configuration file,
166please refer to the <uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/desktop.xml">Gentoo 159please refer to the <uri link="http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/desktop.xml">Gentoo
167Desktop Documentation Resources</uri>. 160Desktop Documentation Resources</uri>.
168</p> 161</p>
169 162
170<note> 163<note>
171Users of the ati-drivers can also use <c>fglrxconfig</c>. 164Users of the ati-drivers can also use <c>fglrxconfig</c>.
172</note> 165</note>
173 166
174<impo> 167<impo>
175PPC users should use the <c>Xeasyconf</c> stand alone configurator by 168PPC users could use the <c>Xeasyconf</c> stand alone configurator by
176emerging the <c>xeasyconf</c> ebuild. 169emerging the <c>xeasyconf</c> ebuild, but isn't required.
177</impo> 170</impo>
178 171
179</body> 172</body>
180</section> 173</section>
181</chapter> 174</chapter>

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