[clug] (SEC: UNCLASSIFEID) ATI directfb

Francis Whittle fudje at phreaker.net
Wed Mar 2 12:36:50 GMT 2005

First, you need to understand that the Mesa DRI driver for the ATI R300
is *very* experimental.
Just so you see where I'm coming from, I have a newer Apple Powerbook,
which has an ATI RV350 Mobility Radeon 9600 -- It's essentially the same
card.  But on PowerPC, so ATI doesn't provide a driver (The difference
would be what?  Endianness?)

On Wed, 2005-03-02 at 12:54 +1100, Lisman, Jarrad FLGOFF wrote:
> So, a couple of questions....
> Has any one tried this and succeeded?

Not as yet.

> Has anyone tried to compile Mesa to use fbdev on a radeon 9600?


> Has anyone got the kernel radeon drivers working without having to use fglrx
> for a radeon 9600?

I have managed to get the DRM drivers working and the X.org DRI drivers
working for 2D acceleration, but no Mesa/GLX so far.

> Has anyone got any other helpful tips and tricks?

Wait a couple of months unless you have a pretty fair idea what you're
doing ;-)

> Cheers
> Jarrad


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