preliminary ATI R500/R600 driver available

Vladimir Grebenschikov vova at
Tue Oct 16 06:06:41 PDT 2007

В сб, 13/10/2007 в 09:50 +0200, Rene Ladan пишет:
> Hi,
> there is a preliminary driver available for ATI R500/R600 cards (aka
> X1000 and higher) from the xorg git repository.  For my laptop (ASUS
> A6JE running i386 8.0-CURRENT), which has a Radeon Mobility X1450 card
> :
> * panel works in native resolution (1280x800)
> * DVI out works.  If I plug in a 1280x1024 monitor, I get 1280x800 on
> both the panel and the monitor, but maybe my xorg.conf was wrongly
> configured.
> * VGA out works, but apparently only for monitors which support
> reduced blanking.  Other monitors are detected and set up, but
> xorg-server bails out at the last moment.
> As this driver is under development, there is no support yet for TV
> out or 2d/3d acceleration.
> I could make a local copy of the git sources and spam the PR database
> with daily updates (the developers seem to be off in the weekend) for
> x11-drivers/xf86-video-radeonhd .
> Users might want to subscribe to radeonhd(at)opensuse(dot)org
> Interested?

Yes, I have X1400, and will be happy to test/try new drivers.
Native resolution (1400x1050) works well for me under VESA driver.

Most crucial features for me:
- support of second display (for xinerama)
- support of turning off back-light (to save battery power)

- sometimes, OpenGL support for some programs, like google-earth. 

vgapci0 at pci1:0:0:       class=0x030000 card=0x200617aa chip=0x71451002 rev=0x00 hdr=0x00
    vendor     = 'ATI Technologies Inc.'
    device     = 'x1400 PCI\VEN_1002&DEV_7145&SUBSYS_20031028&REV_00\4&1C9EC085&0&0008'
    class      = display
    subclass   = VGA

> Regards,
> Rene
Vladimir B. Grebenschikov
vova at

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