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4 4
5<guide> 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>
11<author title="Editor"> 11<author title="Editor">
12 <mail link="peesh@gentoo.org">Jorge Paulo</mail> 12 <mail link="peesh@gentoo.org">Jorge Paulo</mail>
13</author> 13</author>
14<author title="Editor"> 14<author title="Editor">
15 <mail link="blubber@gentoo.org">Tiemo Kieft</mail> 15 <mail link="blubber@gentoo.org">Tiemo Kieft</mail>
16</author> 16</author>
17<author title="Editor"> 17<author title="Editor">
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 AMD/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>5</version> 30<version>7</version>
31<date>2011-03-01</date> 31<date>2012-06-29</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 AMD/ATI board supported?</title> 36<title>Is my AMD/ATI board supported?</title>
37<body> 37<body>
38 38
39<p> 39<p>
40Many AMD/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
43AMD's <uri 43AMD's <uri
44link="http://www.amd.com/us/products/technologies/ati-catalyst/Pages/catalyst.aspx">closed 44link="http://www.amd.com/us/products/technologies/ati-catalyst/Pages/catalyst.aspx">closed
45source drivers</uri>. AMD'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.
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 - X1950</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>AMD DRI, xorg</ti> 83 <ti>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>AMD DRI, xorg</ti> 88 <ti>xorg</ti>
89</tr> 89</tr>
90<tr> 90<tr>
91 <ti>RV770 (R700)</ti> 91 <ti>RV770 (R700)</ti>
92 <ti>RadeonHD 4000 series</ti> 92 <ti>RadeonHD 4000 series</ti>
93 <ti>AMD DRI, xorg</ti> 93 <ti>xorg</ti>
94</tr>
95<tr> 94</tr>
96 <ti>R800</ti> 95<tr>
96 <ti>Evergreen</ti>
97 <ti>RadeonHD 5000 series</ti> 97 <ti>RadeonHD 5000 series</ti>
98 <ti>AMD DRI, xorg</ti> 98 <ti>AMD DRI, xorg</ti>
99</tr> 99</tr>
100<tr> 100<tr>
101 <ti>R900</ti> 101 <ti>Northern Islands</ti>
102 <ti>RadeonHD 6000 series</ti> 102 <ti>RadeonHD 6000 series</ti>
103 <ti>AMD DRI, xorg</ti>
104</tr>
105<tr>
106 <ti>Southern Islands</ti>
107 <ti>RadeonHD 7000 series</ti>
103 <ti>AMD DRI, xorg</ti> 108 <ti>AMD DRI, xorg</ti>
104</tr> 109</tr>
105</table> 110</table>
106 111
107<note> 112<note>
108The <uri link="http://www.x.org/wiki/RadeonFeature">Radeon Feature Matrix</uri> 113The <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 114at x.org lists the open source driver support level for each part of the
110graphics card hardware. 115graphics card hardware.
111</note> 116</note>
112 117
113</body> 118</body>
114</section> 119</section>
115<section> 120<section>
116<title> 121<title>
117 I have an All-In-Wonder/Vivo board. Are the multimedia features supported? 122 I have an All-In-Wonder/Vivo board. Are the multimedia features supported?
183</p> 188</p>
184 189
185<note> 190<note>
186Please read the <uri link="/doc/en/dri-howto.xml">Hardware Acceleration 191Please read the <uri link="/doc/en/dri-howto.xml">Hardware Acceleration
187Guide</uri> for more information on installing drivers for your AMD/ATI graphics 192Guide</uri> for more information on installing drivers for your AMD/ATI graphics
188card. 193card.
189</note> 194</note>
190 195
191</body> 196</body>
192</section> 197</section>
193<section> 198<section>
194<title>Configuration</title> 199<title>Configuration</title>
195<body> 200<body>
196 201
197<p> 202<p>
198You may not need to manually create <path>xorg.conf</path> or modify it. Try 203You may not need to manually create <path>xorg.conf</path> or modify it if you
199running without it first. You can also use the Xorg auto configuration option: 204are using the open-source radeon driver. Try running without it first. If this
205fails, you can use the auto-configuration option of X:
200</p> 206</p>
201 207
202<pre caption="Autoconfiguring X"> 208<pre caption="Autoconfiguring X">
203# <i>X -configure</i> 209# <i>X -configure</i>
204</pre> 210</pre>
205 211
206<p> 212<p>
213If you use the proprietary ATI drivers, you can get assistance for configuring
214X through the <c>aticonfig</c> application (which is part of the
215<c>ati-drivers</c> package).
216</p>
217
218<p>
207For more information on how to get a basic <c>xorg.conf</c> configuration file, 219For more information on how to get a basic <c>xorg.conf</c> configuration file,
208please refer to the <uri link="/doc/en/xorg-config.xml">Gentoo X Server 220please refer to the <uri link="/doc/en/xorg-config.xml">Gentoo X Server
209HowTo</uri>. 221HowTo</uri>.
210</p> 222</p>
211 223
212<note> 224<note>
213PPC, AMD64, and x86 users can use the <c>xac</c> stand-alone X configuration 225PPC, AMD64, and x86 users can use the <c>xac</c> stand-alone X configuration
214tool by emerging <c>x11-misc/xac</c>, but isn't required. 226tool by emerging <c>x11-misc/xac</c>, but isn't required.
215</note>
216
217<note>
218You can use <c>aticonfig</c> if you have installed the <c>ati-drivers</c>
219package.
220</note> 227</note>
221 228
222<impo> 229<impo>
223If you're using <c>ati-drivers</c>, then you'll need to disable <c>radeonfb</c> 230If you're using <c>ati-drivers</c>, then you'll need to disable <c>radeonfb</c>
224(and probably any other framebuffer drivers) in your kernel config, as it 231(and probably any other framebuffer drivers) in your kernel config, as it
225conflicts with the built-in framebuffer in <c>ati-drivers</c>. 232conflicts with the built-in framebuffer in <c>ati-drivers</c>.
226</impo> 233</impo>
227 234
228</body> 235</body>
229</section> 236</section>
230<section> 237<section>
231<title>Switching to OpenGL</title> 238<title>Switching to OpenGL</title>
232<body> 239<body>
233 240
234<p> 241<p>

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