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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
71 <ti>xorg 2D, ATI DRI</ti> 71 <ti>xorg 2D, ATI DRI</ti>
72</tr> 72</tr>
73</table> 73</table>
74 74
75</body> 75</body>
76</section> 76</section>
77<section> 77<section>
78<title> 78<title>
79 I have an All-In-Wonder/Vivo board. Are the multimedia features supported? 79 I have an All-In-Wonder/Vivo board. Are the multimedia features supported?
80</title> 80</title>
81<body> 81<body>
82 82
83<p> 83<p>
84The board's multimedia features are supported by <uri 84The board's multimedia features are supported by <uri
85link="http://gatos.sf.net">the GATOS project</uri>. These drivers will be 85link="http://gatos.sf.net">the GATOS project</uri>. These drivers will be
86merged in the xorg tree shortly. 86merged into the xorg tree shortly.
87</p> 87</p>
88 88
89</body> 89</body>
90</section> 90</section>
91<section> 91<section>
92<title>I'm not using an x86-based architecture. What are my options?</title> 92<title>I'm not using an x86-based architecture. What are my options?</title>
93<body> 93<body>
94 94
95<p> 95<p>
96X11 support on the PPC or Alpha platforms is quite similar to x86 X11 support. 96X11 support on the PPC or Alpha platforms is quite similar to x86 X11 support.
97However, ATI's closed source drivers are not supported on the PPC or Alpha, so 97However, ATI's closed source drivers are not supported on the PPC or Alpha, so
98you cannot use the 3D features of the R300 Graphics Processing Unit (GPU). If 98you cannot use the 3D features of the R300 Graphics Processing Unit (GPU). If
99you have such a board and want it supported by X11, contact 99you have such a board and want it supported by X11, contact
100<uri link="http://www.ati.com">ATI</uri> and ask them to release the 100<uri link="http://www.ati.com">ATI</uri> and ask them to release the
101specifications for your system's GPU. The closed source driver for the AMD64 101specifications for your system's GPU. The closed source driver for the AMD64
103</p> 103</p>
104 104
105<impo> 105<impo>
106To enable agpgart support for certain AMD64 chip sets, you have to disable 106To enable agpgart support for certain AMD64 chip sets, you have to disable
107support for the K8 IOMMU. 107support for the K8 IOMMU.
108</impo> 108</impo>
109 109
110</body> 110</body>
111</section> 111</section>
112<section> 112<section>
113<title>I have a laptop. Is my ATI Mobility model supported?</title> 113<title>I have a laptop. Is my ATI Mobility model supported?</title>
114<body> 114<body>
115 115
116<p> 116<p>
117It should be, but you may have a configuration issue due to the OEM PCI id that 117It should be, but you may have a configuration issue due to the OEM PCI id that
118such chips may have. In most cases you may have to write the configuration file 118such chips may have. In most cases, you may have to write the configuration file
119yourself or use the <c>xorgconfig</c> utility. 119yourself or use the <c>xorgconfig</c> utility.
120</p> 120</p>
121 121
122</body> 122</body>
123</section> 123</section>
124</chapter> 124</chapter>
125 125
126<chapter> 126<chapter>
127<title>Installation</title> 127<title>Installation</title>
128<section> 128<section>
129<title>Packages</title> 129<title>Packages</title>
130<body> 130<body>
131 131
132<ul> 132<ul>
133 <li>The <c>xorg-x11</c> ebuild provides the X11 implementation</li> 133 <li>The <c>xorg-x11</c> ebuild provides the X11 implementation</li>
141 <li> 141 <li>
142 The <c>ati-drivers</c> ebuild provides the ATI closed source X drivers 142 The <c>ati-drivers</c> ebuild provides the ATI closed source X drivers
143 and kernel modules, for both the 2.4 and 2.6 series kernels 143 and kernel modules, for both the 2.4 and 2.6 series kernels
144 </li> 144 </li>
145</ul> 145</ul>
146 146
147<p> 147<p>
148If you want to use ATI's <e>internal</e> agpgart support instead of the Linux 148If you want to use ATI's <e>internal</e> agpgart support instead of the Linux
149kernel one, the agpgart driver and the chip set specific driver (in your kernel 149kernel one, the agpgart driver and the chip set specific driver (in your kernel
150configuration) must be built as modules or not at all. 150configuration) must be built as modules or not at all.
151</p> 151</p>
152 152
153<pre caption="Installing drivers"> 153<pre caption="Installing drivers">
154<comment>(If you want just the Rage128 drivers and modules installed with X11)</comment> 154<comment>(If you want just the Rage128 drivers and modules installed with X11)</comment>
155# <i>VIDEO_CARDS="rage128" emerge x11-drm</i> 155# <i>VIDEO_CARDS="rage128" emerge x11-drm</i>
156
156<comment>(To have just the Radeon support)</comment> 157<comment>(To have just the Radeon support)</comment>
157<comment>(R100, R200, R250, R280, but not R300 yet)</comment> 158<comment>(R100, R200, R250, R280, but not R300 yet)</comment>
158# <i>VIDEO_CARDS="radeon" emerge x11-drm</i> 159# <i>VIDEO_CARDS="radeon" emerge x11-drm</i>
160
159<comment>(To install the ATI closed source drivers)</comment> 161<comment>(To install the ATI closed source drivers)</comment>
160<comment>(R200, R250, R280 and R300 only)</comment> 162<comment>(R200, R250, R280 and R300 only)</comment>
161# <i>emerge ati-drivers</i> 163# <i>emerge ati-drivers</i>
164
162<comment>(To install X11 without any kernel modules)</comment> 165<comment>(To install X11 without any kernel modules)</comment>
163# <i>emerge xorg-x11</i> 166# <i>emerge xorg-x11</i>
164</pre> 167</pre>
165 168
166</body> 169</body>
167</section> 170</section>
168<section> 171<section>
169<title>Configuration</title> 172<title>Configuration</title>
170<body> 173<body>
171 174
172<p> 175<p>
173The use of <c>xorgcfg</c> or <c>xorgconfig</c> to generate the 176The use of <c>xorgcfg</c> or <c>xorgconfig</c> to generate the
174<path>xorg.conf</path> configuration file is suggested. Alternatively, you 177<path>xorg.conf</path> configuration file is suggested. Alternatively, you
175may use the Xorg auto configuration option: 178may use the Xorg auto configuration option:
176</p> 179</p>

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