Crucial Radeon 9800pro and XFree86

Jud judmarc at
Wed Aug 20 17:55:28 PDT 2003

On Wed, 20 Aug 2003 16:15:24 -0700 (PDT), Dan Strick <strick at> 

>> 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 <>.
> 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 <>
> and <>.
> Dan Strick
> strick at

ISTR some stuff in the XFree86 changelogs about newer Radeon card support, 
including the R350 chip, but the FreeBSD XFree port maintainer ought to 
know best.

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:> 
and <URL:>.)


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