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1<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?> 1<?xml version='1.0' encoding='UTF-8'?>
2<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd"> 2<!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
3<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/xorg-config.xml,v 1.47 2011/08/23 15:04:51 swift Exp $ --> 3<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/xorg-config.xml,v 1.48 2011/09/02 19:07:12 swift Exp $ -->
4 4
5<guide> 5<guide>
6<title>The X Server Configuration HOWTO</title> 6<title>The X Server Configuration HOWTO</title>
7 7
8<author title="Author"> 8<author title="Author">
9 <mail link="swift"/> 9 <mail link="swift"/>
10</author> 10</author>
11<author title="Author"> 11<author title="Author">
12 <mail link="nightmorph"/> 12 <mail link="nightmorph"/>
13</author> 13</author>
14 14
15<abstract> 15<abstract>
16Xorg is the X Window server which allows users to have a graphical 16Xorg is the X Window server which allows users to have a graphical
17environment at their fingertips. This HOWTO explains what Xorg is, how to 17environment at their fingertips. This HOWTO explains what Xorg is, how to
18install it and what the various configuration options are. 18install it and what the various configuration options are.
19</abstract> 19</abstract>
20 20
21<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license --> 21<!-- The content of this document is licensed under the CC-BY-SA license -->
22<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 --> 22<!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
23<license/> 23<license/>
24 24
25<version>9</version> 25<version>10</version>
26<date>2011-08-23</date> 26<date>2011-09-02</date>
27 27
28<chapter> 28<chapter>
29<title>What is the X Window Server?</title> 29<title>What is the X Window Server?</title>
30<section> 30<section>
31<title>Graphical vs Command-Line</title> 31<title>Graphical vs Command-Line</title>
32<body> 32<body>
33 33
34<p> 34<p>
35The average user may be frightened at the thought of having to type in commands. 35The average user may be frightened at the thought of having to type in commands.
36Why wouldn't he be able to point and click his way through the freedom provided 36Why wouldn't he be able to point and click his way through the freedom provided
37by Gentoo (and Linux in general)? Well, of course you are able to 37by Gentoo (and Linux in general)? Well, of course you are able to
38do this! Linux offers a wide variety of flashy user interfaces and 38do this! Linux offers a wide variety of flashy user interfaces and
39environments which you can install on top of your existing installation. 39environments which you can install on top of your existing installation.
40</p> 40</p>
41 41
193 193
194<pre caption="AMD/ATI settings"> 194<pre caption="AMD/ATI settings">
195<comment>(Setup the kernel to use the radeon-ucode firmware)</comment> 195<comment>(Setup the kernel to use the radeon-ucode firmware)</comment>
196Device Drivers ---&gt; 196Device Drivers ---&gt;
197 Generic Driver Options ---&gt; 197 Generic Driver Options ---&gt;
198 [*] Include in-kernel firmware blobs in kernel binary 198 [*] Include in-kernel firmware blobs in kernel binary
199 <comment># RadeonHD 2000, 3000, and 4000 series cards:</comment> 199 <comment># RadeonHD 2000, 3000, and 4000 series cards:</comment>
200 (radeon/R600_rlc.bin radeon/R700_rlc.bin) External firmware blobs 200 (radeon/R600_rlc.bin radeon/R700_rlc.bin) External firmware blobs
201 <comment># RadeonHD 5000, a.k.a Evergreen, and newer cards:</comment> 201 <comment># RadeonHD 5000, a.k.a Evergreen, and newer cards:</comment>
202 (radeon/CEDAR_me.bin radeon/CEDAR_pfp.bin radeon/CEDAR_rlc.bin 202 (radeon/CEDAR_me.bin radeon/CEDAR_pfp.bin radeon/CEDAR_rlc.bin
203 radeon/CYPRESS_me.bin radeon/CYPRESS_pfp.bin radeon/CYPRESS_rlc.bin 203 radeon/CYPRESS_me.bin radeon/CYPRESS_pfp.bin radeon/CYPRESS_rlc.bin
204 radeon/JUNIPER_me.bin radeon/JUNIPER_pfp.bin radeon/JUNIPER_rlc.bin 204 radeon/JUNIPER_me.bin radeon/JUNIPER_pfp.bin radeon/JUNIPER_rlc.bin
205 radeon/REDWOOD_me.bin radeon/REDWOOD_pfp.bin 205 radeon/REDWOOD_me.bin radeon/REDWOOD_pfp.bin
206 radeon/REDWOOD_rlc.bin) External firmware blobs 206 radeon/REDWOOD_rlc.bin) External firmware blobs
207 <comment># Radeon HD 6000 series Fusion APUs:</comment> 207 <comment># Radeon HD 6000 series Fusion APUs:</comment>
208 (radeon/PALM_me.bin radeon/PALM_pfp.bin SUMO2_me.bin SUMO2_pfp.bin 208 (radeon/PALM_me.bin radeon/PALM_pfp.bin radeon/SUMO2_me.bin
209 radeon/SUMO2_pfp.bin radeon/SUMO_me.bin radeon/SUMO_pfp.bin
209 SUMO_me.bin SUMO_pfp.bin radeon/SUMO_rlc.bin) External firmware blobs 210 radeon/SUMO_rlc.bin) External firmware blobs
210 <comment># Radeon HD 6400-6900 aka. Northern Islands:</comment> 211 <comment># Radeon HD 6400-6900 aka. Northern Islands:</comment>
211 (radeon/BARTS_mc.bin radeon/BARTS_me.bin radeon/BARTS_pfp.bin 212 (radeon/BARTS_mc.bin radeon/BARTS_me.bin radeon/BARTS_pfp.bin
212 radeon/BTC_rlc.bin radeon/CAICOS_mc.bin radeon/CAICOS_me.bin 213 radeon/BTC_rlc.bin radeon/CAICOS_mc.bin radeon/CAICOS_me.bin
213 radeon/CAICOS_pfp.bin CAYMAN_mc.bin 214 radeon/CAICOS_pfp.bin radeon/CAYMAN_mc.bin radeon/CAYMAN_me.bin
214 CAYMAN_me.bin CAYMAN_pfp.bin CAYMAN_rlc.bin radeon/TURKS_mc.bin 215 radeon/CAYMAN_pfp.bin radeon/CAYMAN_rlc.bin radeon/TURKS_mc.bin
215 radeon/TURKS_me.bin radeon/TURKS_pfp.bin) External firmware blobs 216 radeon/TURKS_me.bin radeon/TURKS_pfp.bin) External firmware blobs
216 (/lib/firmware/) Firmware blobs root directory 217 (/lib/firmware/) Firmware blobs root directory
217 218
218<comment>(Enable Radeon KMS support)</comment> 219<comment>(Enable Radeon KMS support)</comment>
219Device Drivers ---&gt; 220Device Drivers ---&gt;
220 Graphics support ---&gt; 221 Graphics support ---&gt;
221 &lt;*&gt; Direct Rendering Manager ---&gt; 222 &lt;*&gt; Direct Rendering Manager ---&gt;
222 &lt;*&gt; ATI Radeon 223 &lt;*&gt; ATI Radeon
223 [*] Enable modesetting on radeon by default 224 [*] Enable modesetting on radeon by default
224</pre> 225</pre>
225 226
226<note> 227<note>
227Old Radeon cards (X1900 series and older) don't need the <c>radeon-ucode</c> 228Old Radeon cards (X1900 series and older) don't need the <c>radeon-ucode</c>
228package or any firmware configuration. Just enable the Direct Rendering Manager 229package or any firmware configuration. Just enable the Direct Rendering Manager
229and ATI Radeon modesetting. 230and ATI Radeon modesetting.

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