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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"> 7<author title="Author">
8 <mail link="lu_zero@gentoo.org">Luca Barbato</mail> 8 <mail link="lu_zero@gentoo.org">Luca Barbato</mail>
9</author> 9</author>
10<author title="Editor"> 10<author title="Editor">
11 <mail link="peesh@gentoo.org">Jorge Paulo</mail> 11 <mail link="peesh@gentoo.org">Jorge Paulo</mail>
12</author> 12</author>
13<author title="Editor"> 13<author title="Editor">
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 x11 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>1.0.7</version> 24<version>1.0.8</version>
25<date>2005-04-13</date> 25<date>2005-05-29</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.freedesktop.org/Software/xorg">xorg-x11</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
38the xorg-x11, 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.
123 123
124<ul> 124<ul>
125 125
126 <li>The <c>xorg-x11</c> ebuild provides the X11 implementation. </li> 126 <li>The <c>xorg-x11</c> ebuild provides the X11 implementation. </li>
127 127
128 <li>For a 2.6.x kernel the DRI modules can be built with the kernel or be 128 <li>For a 2.6.x kernel the DRI modules can be built with the kernel or be
129 provided by the <c>x11-drm</c> ebuild</li> 129 provided by the <c>x11-drm</c> ebuild</li>
130 130
131 <li>For a 2.4.x kernel series you must use the <c>x11-drm</c> ebuild</li> 131 <li>For a 2.4.x kernel series you must use the <c>x11-drm</c> ebuild</li>
132 132
133 <li>The <c>ati-drivers</c> ebuild provides the ATI closed source X drivers 133 <li>The <c>ati-drivers</c> ebuild provides the ATI closed source X drivers
134 and kernel modules, for both the 2.4 and 2.6 series kernels</li> 134 and kernel modules, for both the 2.4 and 2.6 series kernels</li>
135 135
136</ul> 136</ul>
137 137
138<impo> 138<p>
139Your kernel must have agpgart support. If you are running a 2.4.x 139If you want to use ATI's <e>internal</e> agpgart support instead of the Linux
140kernel or are planning on using the x11-drm ebuild you should not have the DRM 140kernel one, the agpgart driver and the chipset-specific driver (in your kernel
141modules compiled in. 141configuration) must be built as modules or not at all.
142</impo> 142</p>
143 143
144<pre caption="Installing drivers"> 144<pre caption="Installing drivers">
145<comment>(If you want just the Rage128 drivers and modules installed with x11)</comment> 145<comment>(If you want just the Rage128 drivers and modules installed with x11)</comment>
146# <i>VIDEO_CARDS="rage128" emerge x11-drm</i> 146# <i>VIDEO_CARDS="rage128" emerge x11-drm</i>
147<comment>(To have just the Radeon support)</comment> 147<comment>(To have just the Radeon support)</comment>
148<comment>(r100, r200, r250, but not r300 yet)</comment> 148<comment>(r100, r200, r250, but not r300 yet)</comment>
149# <i>VIDEO_CARDS="radeon" emerge x11-drm</i> 149# <i>VIDEO_CARDS="radeon" emerge x11-drm</i>
150<comment>(To install the ATI closed source drivers)</comment> 150<comment>(To install the ATI closed source drivers)</comment>
151<comment>(r200,r250 and r300 only)</comment> 151<comment>(r200,r250 and r300 only)</comment>
152# <i>emerge ati-drivers</i> 152# <i>emerge ati-drivers</i>
153<comment>(To install just X11 but not install)</comment> 153<comment>(To install just X11 but not install)</comment>
154<comment>(any kernel module)</comment> 154<comment>(any kernel module)</comment>
155# <i>emerge xorg-x11</i> 155# <i>emerge xorg-x11</i>
156</pre> 156</pre>
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