R500 initial driver release announcement

Robert Y rob2687.nix at gmail.com
Fri Jun 15 13:20:07 PDT 2007

On 6/15/07, Nathanael D. Noblet <nathanael at gnat.ca> wrote:
> Robert Y wrote:
> > Hi,
> > I have tested this on my x1900xtx the device id is 7249. It seems to
> > work without any major graphical glitches or artifacts but only at 24
> > bit depth. If I set it to 16 bit it shows a green screen then the system
> > locks up. Also I have to unload the fglrx module otherwise the system
> > will lock up when X starts.
> I've been attempting to get it to work on my x1650 (pro). device id
> 71c6. I'm curious, I'm on F7, and so the fglrx driver won't get as far
> as starting X. However do you run X with fglrx as the driver normally,
> before using the avivo driver and unloading the kernel module? If I load
> the kernel module and unload it then use the avivo driver it starts to
> initialize X but then just 'hangs' in that I can't switch terminals,
> move the mouse etc. ssh is still fine and I can ctrl-alt-del to a clean
> reboot... Just wondering what situation you are using fglrx in.

I use fglrx 8.37.6 on Ubuntu Gutsy with no problems. Avivo works as
long as the fglrx module isn't loaded. I don't need to use fglrx first
or anything.

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