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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 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 17
18<abstract> 18<abstract>
19This FAQ should help users avoid some common installation and configuration 19This FAQ should help users avoid some common installation and configuration
20issues related to DRI and x11 for ATI boards. 20issues related to DRI and X11 for ATI boards.
21</abstract> 21</abstract>
22 22
23<license/> 23<license/>
24 24
25<version>1.0.11</version> 25<version>1.0.12</version>
26<date>2005-06-28</date> 26<date>2005-07-02</date>
27 27
28<chapter> 28<chapter>
29<title>Hardware Support</title> 29<title>Hardware Support</title>
30<section> 30<section>
31<title>Is my ATI board supported?</title> 31<title>Is my ATI board supported?</title>
32<body> 32<body>
33 33
34<p> 34<p>
35Almost every ATI board is supported by <uri 35Almost every ATI board is supported by <uri
36link="http://www.freedesktop.org/Software/xorg">xorg-x11</uri>, at least for 36link="http://www.freedesktop.org/Software/xorg">xorg-x11</uri>, at least for
37the 2D accelerated features. The 3D support is provided either by <uri 37the 2D accelerated features. The 3D support is provided either by <uri
38link="http://dri.sf.net">the DRI project</uri> which is part of xorg-x11, 38link="http://dri.sf.net">the DRI project</uri> which is part of xorg-x11,
39or by ATI's <uri 39or by ATI's <uri
40link="http://mirror.ati.com/support/drivers/linux/radeon-linux.html">closed 40link="http://mirror.ati.com/support/drivers/linux/radeon-linux.html">closed
41source drivers</uri>. 41source drivers</uri>.
42</p> 42</p>
43 43
44<table> 44<table>
45<tr> 45<tr>
46 <th>GPU</th> 46 <th>GPU</th>
47 <th>Common Name</th> 47 <th>Common Name</th>
48 <th>Support</th> 48 <th>Support</th>
49</tr> 49</tr>
50<tr> 50<tr>
51 <ti>rage128</ti> 51 <ti>Rage128</ti>
52 <ti>Rage128</ti> 52 <ti>Rage128</ti>
53 <ti>xorg DRI</ti> 53 <ti>xorg DRI</ti>
54</tr> 54</tr>
55<tr> 55<tr>
56 <ti>r100</ti> 56 <ti>R100</ti>
57 <ti>Radeon7xxx, Radeon64</ti> 57 <ti>Radeon7xxx, Radeon64</ti>
58 <ti>xorg DRI</ti> 58 <ti>xorg DRI</ti>
59</tr> 59</tr>
60<tr> 60<tr>
61 <ti>r200, r250, r280</ti> 61 <ti>R200, R250, R280</ti>
62 <ti>Radeon8500, Radeon9000, Radeon9200</ti> 62 <ti>Radeon8500, Radeon9000, Radeon9200</ti>
63 <ti>xorg DRI, ATI DRI</ti> 63 <ti>xorg DRI, ATI DRI</ti>
64</tr> 64</tr>
65<tr> 65<tr>
66 <ti>r300, following</ti> 66 <ti>R300, R400, R500</ti>
67 <ti>Radeon 9500 - x800</ti> 67 <ti>Radeon 9500 - x800</ti>
68 <ti>xorg 2D, ATI DRI</ti> 68 <ti>xorg 2D, ATI DRI</ti>
69</tr> 69</tr>
70</table> 70</table>
71 71
72</body> 72</body>
73</section> 73</section>
74<section> 74<section>
75<title> 75<title>
76 I 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?
77</title> 77</title>
78<body> 78<body>
79 79
80<p> 80<p>
81The board's multimedia features are supported by <uri 81The board's multimedia features are supported by <uri
136 For a 2.4.x kernel series you must use the <c>x11-drm</c> ebuild 136 For a 2.4.x kernel series you must use the <c>x11-drm</c> ebuild
137 </li> 137 </li>
138 <li> 138 <li>
139 The <c>ati-drivers</c> ebuild provides the ATI closed source X drivers 139 The <c>ati-drivers</c> ebuild provides the ATI closed source X drivers
140 and kernel modules, for both the 2.4 and 2.6 series kernels 140 and kernel modules, for both the 2.4 and 2.6 series kernels
141 </li> 141 </li>
142</ul> 142</ul>
143 143
144<p> 144<p>
145If you want to use ATI's <e>internal</e> agpgart support instead of the Linux 145If you want to use ATI's <e>internal</e> agpgart support instead of the Linux
146kernel one, the agpgart driver and the chip set specific driver (in your kernel 146kernel one, the agpgart driver and the chip set specific driver (in your kernel
147configuration) must be built as modules or not at all. 147configuration) must be built as modules or not at all.
148</p> 148</p>
149 149
150<pre caption="Installing drivers"> 150<pre caption="Installing drivers">
151<comment>(If you want just the Rage128 drivers and modules installed with x11)</comment> 151<comment>(If you want just the Rage128 drivers and modules installed with X11)</comment>
152# <i>VIDEO_CARDS="rage128" emerge x11-drm</i> 152# <i>VIDEO_CARDS="rage128" emerge x11-drm</i>
153<comment>(To have just the Radeon support)</comment> 153<comment>(To have just the Radeon support)</comment>
154<comment>(r100, r200, r250, r280, but not r300 yet)</comment> 154<comment>(R100, R200, R250, R280, but not R300 yet)</comment>
155# <i>VIDEO_CARDS="radeon" emerge x11-drm</i> 155# <i>VIDEO_CARDS="radeon" emerge x11-drm</i>
156<comment>(To install the ATI closed source drivers)</comment> 156<comment>(To install the ATI closed source drivers)</comment>
157<comment>(r200, r250, r280 and r300 only)</comment> 157<comment>(R200, R250, R280 and R300 only)</comment>
158# <i>emerge ati-drivers</i> 158# <i>emerge ati-drivers</i>
159<comment>(To install just X11 but not install)</comment>
160<comment>(any kernel module)</comment> 159<comment>(To install X11 without any kernel modules)</comment>
161# <i>emerge xorg-x11</i> 160# <i>emerge xorg-x11</i>
162</pre> 161</pre>
163 162
164</body> 163</body>
165</section> 164</section>
166<section> 165<section>
167<title>Configuration</title> 166<title>Configuration</title>
168<body> 167<body>
169 168
170<p> 169<p>
171The use of <c>xorgcfg</c> or <c>xorgconfig</c> to generate the 170The use of <c>xorgcfg</c> or <c>xorgconfig</c> to generate the
172<path>xorg.conf</path> configuration file is suggested. Alternatively, you 171<path>xorg.conf</path> configuration file is suggested. Alternatively, you
173may use the Xorg auto configuration option: 172may use the Xorg auto configuration option:
174</p> 173</p>
175 174

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