Working fglrx driver on FreeBSD-7
jacques.fourie at gmail.com
Thu May 1 16:19:25 UTC 2008
I tried the radeon driver but somehow couldn't get it to work. If I
start X the screen displays some strange looking artifacts :). I'll
give it another go - I'll definitely prefer running the radeon driver
> The x700 is supported by the 'radeon' driver, including 3D (good
> enough to run compiz) and Xvideo. I currently use that on this
> machine. Did you try that driver?
> On Thu, 1 May 2008 17:35:39 +0200
> "Jacques Fourie" <jacques.fourie at gmail.com> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I have a HP/Compaq nw8240 notebook that has an ATI Mobility Radeon
> > X700 chipset. I couldn't find any X11 drivers (except vesa) that works
> > with this chipset and the previous fglrx-on-freebsd effort does not
> > have support for the later Xorg versions such as the one found in
> > FreeBSD 7.0-RELEASE. Luckily I managed to get the latest driver for
> > Linux to work - no 3D acceleration but 2D and Xvideo works fine. I can
> > now work at 1920x1200 and use mplayer in fullscreen mode so I'm happy.
> > If anyone is interested let me know and I'll post instructions on how
> > to accomplish this. It is relatively simple - I had to create a simple
> > wrapper that allows the FreeBSD Xorg to load the Linux driver with the
> > help of libmap.conf.
> > regards,
> > Jacques
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