X.org HW-accel driver for ATI Radeon 2400 XT (R600)?

Adam K Kirchhoff adamk at voicenet.com
Tue Dec 9 08:13:39 PST 2008

On Tuesday 09 December 2008 11:01:26 Adam K Kirchhoff wrote:
> On Tuesday 09 December 2008 09:47:48 Ewald Jenisch wrote:
> > Hi,
> >
> > Has anybody out there sucessfully got X.org running on a ATI Radeon
> > 2400 XT card (R600 chipset) with a HW-accel driver?
> >
> > If yes: Any caveats/pitfalls/things to watch out for?
> >
> > Thanks much in advance for any hints,
> There is no hardware accelerated driver for that GPU under FreeBSD.  There
> will hopefully be an open source driver (Novell is working on one) within a
> few months, but nothing yet.
> Adam

Let me correct myself.  There is support for modesetting, and 2D acceleration 
via shadowfb in the radeon and radeonhd drivers.  You can often get decent 2D 
performance via shadowfb, but nothing great.  No Xv support, and no 3D 


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