Frame buffer drivers for ATI Rage Mobility P/M
alexdeucher at gmail.com
Sat Nov 6 09:03:25 PST 2004
On Sat, 06 Nov 2004 16:54:43 +0200, David Harel
<hareldvd at ergolight-sw.com> wrote:
> Thanks for your reply, the discussion is very fertile.
> I need more help though.
> 1. What parameter in the Kernel should I set (and where is it in the
> 2. Where do I get the Mach64 drivers?
> 3. How to install the drivers (until now I tried to copy the files
> *_drv.o to /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/drivers and *_dri.so to
> same/dri. Is that OK?)?
> 4. How can I check if I installed them correctly?
> 5. What definitions do I have to do in /etc/X11/xorg.conf (As I
> noticed the most important one is "Driver" in the "Device"
> section. Are there other important ones)?
please read the link I included.
to install cvs binary snapshots:
Building from source:
> David Bronaugh wrote:
> > Timothy Murphy wrote:
> >> On Friday 05 November 2004 22:36, Alex Deucher wrote:
> >>> ati's driver only support radeon 8500 and above chips. Your chip is
> >>> mach64 based. you need to remove the ati driers and install a mach64
> >>> DRI snapshot:
> >> I don't think that is true.
> >> It is clear from the source that the ati driver is meant to support
> >> both Rage Mobility and Radeon.
> >> I have it running on a Sony Picturebook (C1VFK)
> >> with a Rage Mobility video system.
> >> This is also the drvier you get if you run
> >> any kind of configuration program,
> >> eg X --configure or system-configure-display.
> > You're talking 2D, he's talking 3D.
> > In order to use the Mach64, you need an X server which includes the
> > Mach64 DRI stuff, and you need the Mach64 DRM kernel module loaded.
> > Without those, you will -not- get 3D accel. 2D will work great, but 3D
> > -- forget it.
> > David Bronaugh
> > ps: that was pretty condescending. Tone it down a bit, OK?
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