amd64 or i386 for desktop use?
rsmith at xs4all.nl
Wed Mar 5 20:44:46 UTC 2008
On Wed, Mar 05, 2008 at 09:22:35PM +0100, alive wrote:
> Do you by any chance have a link to supported cards?
Support for r300 based cards is coming as well.
> Do you know if this driver supports Composite? OpenGL?
It works with OpenGL. I haven't tried composite.
> On Wed, 5 Mar 2008 20:32:06 +0100, Roland Smith <rsmith at xs4all.nl> wrote:
> > On Wed, Mar 05, 2008 at 06:29:51PM +0100, alive wrote:
> >> > Any ATI card up to and including the 9250 (rv280) is fully supported
> > on
> >> > amd64, 3D and all. (I know because I've got one :-)
> >> Oh, is that so? Could you please tell me how you got it to work? Because
> >> I've got GREAT issues getting *ANY* ATI card to work with at least
> >> Composite on FreeBSD and/or Linux. And I've even got i386. Or has
> > something
> >> happened since I last cried myself to sleep over this driverless hell?
> > - Add the device radeondrm to you kernel config and recompile, or load
> > the radeon.ko kernel module.
> > - Install the xf86-video-ati driver (this is xorg 7.3!)
> > - Load the right modules in xorg.conf;
> > Section "Module"
> > Load "dri"
> > Load "glx"
> > Load "dbe"
> > Load "extmod"
> > Load "freetype"
> > Load "type1"
> > EndSection
> > - Use the radeon driver in xorg.conf:
> > Section "Device"
> > Identifier "Card0"
> > Driver "radeon"
> > # Option "AGPMode" "8"
> > # Option "DDCMode" "true"
> > EndSection
> > That's about it, I think.
You'll also need to install the dri port for direct rendering to work.
And you'll need this in xorg.conf:
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