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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
7<author title="Author"> 8<author title="Author">
8 <mail link="lu_zero@gentoo.org">Luca Barbato</mail> 9 <mail link="lu_zero@gentoo.org">Luca Barbato</mail>
9</author> 10</author>
10<author title="Editor"> 11<author title="Editor">
11 <mail link="peesh@gentoo.org">Jorge Paulo</mail> 12 <mail link="peesh@gentoo.org">Jorge Paulo</mail>
12</author> 13</author>
13<author title="Editor"> 14<author title="Editor">
14 <mail link="blubber@gentoo.org">Tiemo Kieft</mail> 15 <mail link="blubber@gentoo.org">Tiemo Kieft</mail>
15</author> 16</author>
16 17
17<abstract> 18<abstract>
18This FAQ should help users avoid some common installation and configuration 19This FAQ should help users avoid some common installation and configuration
19issues related to DRI and x11 for ATI boards. 20issues related to DRI and x11 for ATI boards.
20</abstract> 21</abstract>
21 22
22<license/> 23<license/>
23 24
24<version>1.0.8</version> 25<version>1.0.8</version>
25<date>2005-05-29</date> 26<date>2005-05-29</date>
26 27
27<chapter> 28<chapter>
28<title>Hardware Support</title> 29<title>Hardware Support</title>
29<section> 30<section>
30<title>Is my ATI board supported?</title> 31<title>Is my ATI board supported?</title>
31<body> 32<body>
32 33
33<p> 34<p>
34Almost every ATI board is supported by <uri 35Almost every ATI board is supported by <uri
35link="http://www.freedesktop.org/Software/xorg">xorg-x11</uri>, at least for the 2D accelerated 36link="http://www.freedesktop.org/Software/xorg">xorg-x11</uri>, at least for
36features. The 3D support is provided either by <uri 37the 2D accelerated features. The 3D support is provided either by <uri
37link="http://dri.sf.net">the DRI project</uri>, which is already present inside 38link="http://dri.sf.net">the DRI project</uri>, which is already present inside
38the xorg-x11, or by closed source drivers <uri 39the xorg-x11, or by closed source drivers <uri
39link="http://mirror.ati.com/support/drivers/linux/radeon-linux.html"> 40link="http://mirror.ati.com/support/drivers/linux/radeon-linux.html">
40provided</uri> by ATI. 41provided</uri> by ATI.
41</p> 42</p>
42 43
43<table> 44<table>
44<tr> 45<tr>
45 <th>GPU</th> 46 <th>GPU</th>
46 <th>Common Name</th> 47 <th>Common Name</th>
47 <th>Support</th> 48 <th>Support</th>
48</tr> 49</tr>
49<tr> 50<tr>
50 <ti>rage128</ti> 51 <ti>rage128</ti>
51 <ti>Rage128</ti> 52 <ti>Rage128</ti>
60 <ti>r200, r250, r280</ti> 61 <ti>r200, r250, r280</ti>
61 <ti>Radeon8500, Radeon9000, Radeon9200</ti> 62 <ti>Radeon8500, Radeon9000, Radeon9200</ti>
62 <ti>xorg DRI, ATI DRI</ti> 63 <ti>xorg DRI, ATI DRI</ti>
63</tr> 64</tr>
64<tr> 65<tr>
65 <ti>r300, following</ti> 66 <ti>r300, following</ti>
66 <ti>Radeon 9500 - 9800</ti> 67 <ti>Radeon 9500 - 9800</ti>
67 <ti>xorg 2D, ATI DRI</ti> 68 <ti>xorg 2D, ATI DRI</ti>
68</tr> 69</tr>
69</table> 70</table>
70 71
71</body> 72</body>
72</section> 73</section>
73<section> 74<section>
74<title> 75<title>
75I have an All-In-Wonder/Vivo board. Are the multimedia features supported? 76 I have an All-In-Wonder/Vivo board. Are the multimedia features supported?
76</title> 77</title>
77<body> 78<body>
78 79
79<p> 80<p>
80The multimedia features are actually supported by <uri 81The multimedia features are actually supported by <uri
81link="http://gatos.sf.net">the GATOS project</uri> , the gatos drivers will be merged in the xorg tree shortly. 82link="http://gatos.sf.net">the GATOS project</uri>, the gatos drivers will be
83merged in the xorg tree shortly.
82</p> 84</p>
83 85
84</body> 86</body>
85</section> 87</section>
86<section> 88<section>
87<title>I'm not using an x86. What are my options?</title> 89<title>I'm not using an x86. What are my options?</title>
88<body> 90<body>
89 91
90<p> 92<p>
91You have almost the same x11 support on ppc or alpha platform but you can't 93You have almost the same x11 support on ppc or alpha platform but you can't
92use the ATI closed source drivers. That means that you can't use the r300 3d 94use the ATI closed source drivers. That means that you can't use the r300 3d
93features at all. If you have such a board and you want it supported by x11, 95features at all. If you have such a board and you want it supported by x11,
94you should contact <uri link="http://www.ati.com">ATI</uri> and ask them to open 96you should contact <uri link="http://www.ati.com">ATI</uri> and ask them to open
95the specs. Recently the amd64 closed source driver has been released. amd64 users can use it as the x86 users. 97the specs. Recently the amd64 closed source driver has been released. amd64
98users can use it as the x86 users.
96</p> 99</p>
97 100
98<impo> 101<impo>
99In order to enable the agpgart for certain amd64 chipsets you have to disable the K8 IOMMU support 102In order to enable the agpgart for certain amd64 chipsets you have to disable
103the K8 IOMMU support
100</impo> 104</impo>
101 105
102</body> 106</body>
103</section> 107</section>
104<section> 108<section>
105<title>I have a laptop. Is my "mobility" ATI model supported?</title> 109<title>I have a laptop. Is my "mobility" ATI model supported?</title>
106<body> 110<body>
107 111
108<p> 112<p>
109It should be but you may have a configuration issue due to the OEM PCI id that 113It should be but you may have a configuration issue due to the OEM PCI id that
110such chips may have. In most cases you may have to write the configuration file 114such chips may have. In most cases you may have to write the configuration file
111yourself or use the <c>xorgconfig</c>. 115yourself or use the <c>xorgconfig</c>.
112</p> 116</p>
113 117
114</body> 118</body>
115</section> 119</section>
116</chapter> 120</chapter>
117 121
118<chapter> 122<chapter>
119<title>Installation</title> 123<title>Installation</title>
120<section> 124<section>
121<title>Packages</title> 125<title>Packages</title>
122<body> 126<body>
123 127
124<ul> 128<ul>
125
126 <li>The <c>xorg-x11</c> ebuild provides the X11 implementation. </li> 129 <li>The <c>xorg-x11</c> ebuild provides the X11 implementation</li>
127 130 <li>
128 <li>For a 2.6.x kernel the DRI modules can be built with the kernel or be 131 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> 132 provided by the <c>x11-drm</c> ebuild
130 133 </li>
134 <li>
131 <li>For a 2.4.x kernel series you must use the <c>x11-drm</c> ebuild</li> 135 For a 2.4.x kernel series you must use the <c>x11-drm</c> ebuild
132 136 </li>
137 <li>
133 <li>The <c>ati-drivers</c> ebuild provides the ATI closed source X drivers 138 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> 139 and kernel modules, for both the 2.4 and 2.6 series kernels
135 140 </li>
136</ul> 141</ul>
137 142
138<p> 143<p>
139If you want to use ATI's <e>internal</e> agpgart support instead of the Linux 144If you want to use ATI's <e>internal</e> agpgart support instead of the Linux
140kernel one, the agpgart driver and the chipset-specific driver (in your kernel 145kernel one, the agpgart driver and the chipset-specific driver (in your kernel
141configuration) must be built as modules or not at all. 146configuration) must be built as modules or not at all.
142</p> 147</p>
143 148
144<pre caption="Installing drivers"> 149<pre caption="Installing drivers">
145<comment>(If you want just the Rage128 drivers and modules installed with x11)</comment> 150<comment>(If you want just the Rage128 drivers and modules installed with x11)</comment>
146# <i>VIDEO_CARDS="rage128" emerge x11-drm</i> 151# <i>VIDEO_CARDS="rage128" emerge x11-drm</i>
147<comment>(To have just the Radeon support)</comment> 152<comment>(To have just the Radeon support)</comment>
148<comment>(r100, r200, r250, but not r300 yet)</comment> 153<comment>(r100, r200, r250, but not r300 yet)</comment>
149# <i>VIDEO_CARDS="radeon" emerge x11-drm</i> 154# <i>VIDEO_CARDS="radeon" emerge x11-drm</i>
150<comment>(To install the ATI closed source drivers)</comment> 155<comment>(To install the ATI closed source drivers)</comment>

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