Crucial Radeon 9800pro and XFree86
judmarc at fastmail.fm
Wed Aug 20 17:55:28 PDT 2003
On Wed, 20 Aug 2003 16:15:24 -0700 (PDT), Dan Strick <strick at covad.net>
>> I've recently acquired a radeon 9800pro and am now trying to get it
>> working on XFree86 with no luck.
> The XFree86-4.3.0 Radeon driver does not support the Radeon 9800.
> See <http://www.xfree86.org/current/radeon.4.html>.
> For this reason, I recently chose to purchase a Radeon 9500 instead
> of something newer.
> XFree86 ought to support the Radeon 9800 as a generic SVGA card anyway.
> See also <http://www.xfree86.org/current/Status6.html#6>
> and <http://www.xfree86.org/current/ati.html>.
> Dan Strick
> strick at covad.net
ISTR some stuff in the XFree86 changelogs about newer Radeon card support,
including the R350 chip, but the FreeBSD XFree port maintainer ought to
If you want to try with the most recent XFree snapshot or cvsup the latest
source, you will have to make minor changes to Radeon and R200 vtxtmp
files to get a successful build on FreeBSD. (By "minor," I mean the
deletion of two "#" signs at the beginning of each file. For the exact
changes, see the record of the port maintainer's patches at <URL:
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