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1<?xml version="1.0" encoding="ISO-8859-1"?>
2<!DOCTYPE sect1 PUBLIC "-//OASIS//DTD DocBook XML V4.5//EN"
3 "http://www.oasis-open.org/docbook/xml/4.5/docbookx.dtd" [
4 <!ENTITY % general-entities SYSTEM "../../general.ent">
5 %general-entities;
6
7 <!ENTITY radeon-wiki "http://wiki.x.org/wiki/RadeonFeature">
8 <!ENTITY radeon-marketing-names "&radeon-wiki;#Decoder_ring_for_engineering_vs_marketing_names">
9
10 <!ENTITY xorg-ati-driver-version "7.5.0">
11
12 <!ENTITY xorg-ati-driver-download-http "&xorg-download-http;/driver/xf86-video-ati-&xorg-ati-driver-version;.tar.bz2">
13 <!ENTITY xorg-ati-driver-download-ftp "&xorg-download-ftp;/driver/xf86-video-ati-&xorg-ati-driver-version;.tar.bz2">
14 <!ENTITY xorg-ati-driver-md5sum "29654190e37310b87e44a14c229967ee">
15 <!ENTITY xorg-ati-driver-size "791 KB">
16 <!ENTITY xorg-ati-driver-buildsize "17 MB">
17 <!ENTITY xorg-ati-driver-time "0.2 SBU">
18]>
19
20 <!-- Begin Xorg ATI Driver -->
21 <sect2 id="xorg-ati-driver" xreflabel="Xorg ATI Driver-&xorg-ati-driver-version;">
22
23 <title>Xorg ATI Driver-&xorg-ati-driver-version;</title>
24
25 <indexterm zone="xorg-ati-driver">
26 <primary sortas="a-xorg-ati-driver">xorg-ati-driver</primary>
27 </indexterm>
28
29 <sect3 role="package">
30 <title>Introduction to Xorg ATI Driver</title>
31
32 <para>
33 The <application>Xorg ATI Driver</application> package contains the X.Org
34 Video Driver for ATI Radeon video cards including all chipsets ranging
35 from R100 to R900 and the newer RAxx chipsets.
36 </para>
37
38 &lfs77_checked;
39
40 <note>
41 <para>
42 For Direct Rendering to work with newer Radeon Cards (R300 and later
43 chipsets), you need to enable the r300, r600 and radeonsi Gallium
44 drivers at <xref linkend="mesalib"/> build time. Also, some cards
45 require Firmware to be available when the kernel driver is loaded.
46 Firmware can be obtained from
47 <ulink url="http://people.freedesktop.org/~agd5f/radeon_ucode/">
48 this</ulink> site. See <quote>Kernel Configuration for additional
49 firmware</quote> below.
50 </para>
51 </note>
52
53 <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Package Information</bridgehead>
54 <itemizedlist spacing="compact">
55 <listitem>
56 <para>
57 Download (HTTP): <ulink url="&xorg-ati-driver-download-http;"/>
58 </para>
59 </listitem>
60 <listitem>
61 <para>
62 Download (FTP): <ulink url="&xorg-ati-driver-download-ftp;"/>
63 </para>
64 </listitem>
65 <listitem>
66 <para>
67 Download MD5 sum: &xorg-ati-driver-md5sum;
68 </para>
69 </listitem>
70 <listitem>
71 <para>
72 Download size: &xorg-ati-driver-size;
73 </para>
74 </listitem>
75 <listitem>
76 <para>
77 Estimated disk space required: &xorg-ati-driver-buildsize;
78 </para>
79 </listitem>
80 <listitem>
81 <para>
82 Estimated build time: &xorg-ati-driver-time;
83 </para>
84 </listitem>
85 </itemizedlist>
86
87 <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Xorg ATI Driver Dependencies</bridgehead>
88
89 <bridgehead renderas="sect5">Required</bridgehead>
90 <para role="required">
91 <xref linkend="xorg-server"/> (recommended to be built with glamor enabled)
92 </para>
93
94 <note>
95 <para>
96 Glamor is <emphasis>required for "Southern Islands" and later
97 GPUs</emphasis> but optional for R300 to R700, Evergreen and
98 "Northern Islands" GPUs - see the link under "Glamor
99 Acceleration" below.
100 </para>
101 </note>
102
103 <para condition="html" role="usernotes">
104 User Notes: <ulink url="&blfs-wiki;/xorg-ati-driver"/>
105 </para>
106 </sect3>
107
108 <sect3 role="kernel" id="xorg-ati-driver-kernel">
109 <title>Kernel Configuration</title>
110
111 <para>
112 Enable the following options in the kernel configuration and recompile
113 the kernel if necessary:
114 </para>
115
116<screen><literal>Device Drivers ---&gt;
117 Graphics support ---&gt;
118 Direct rendering Manager ---&gt;
119 &lt;*&gt; Direct Rendering Manager (XFree86 ... support) ---&gt; [CONFIG_DRM]
120 &lt;*&gt; ATI Radeon [CONFIG_DRM_RADEON]</literal></screen>
121
122 <indexterm zone="xorg-ati-driver xorg-ati-driver-kernel">
123 <primary sortas="d-xorg-ati-driver">xorg-ati-driver</primary>
124 </indexterm>
125 </sect3>
126
127 <sect3 role="kernel" id="xorg-ati-firmware-kernel">
128 <title>Kernel Configuration for additional firmware</title>
129
130 <para>
131 If you need to add firmware, install the file(s) and then point to them in the
132 kernel configuration and recompile the kernel if necessary. To find out which
133 firmware you need, consult the <ulink url="&radeon-marketing-names;">
134 Decoder ring for engineering vs marketing names</ulink>. Download any firmware
135 for your card which is named like:
136 <filename><replaceable>&lt;ENGINEERING_NAME&gt;</replaceable>_rlc.bin</filename>,
137 etc. Note that for R600 and R700 family, generic
138 <filename>R600_rlc.bin</filename> and <filename>R700_rlc.bin</filename> are
139 necessary in adition to the model specific firmware, while for later generations
140 (Evergreen, "Northern Islands" and probably "Southern Islands") you need the
141 <filename>BTC_rlc.bin</filename> in adition to the model specific firmware.
142 Below is an example for Radeon HD6470, which is "Northern Islands" GPU with a
143 network card that also requires the firmware:
144 </para>
145
146<screen><literal>CONFIG_EXTRA_FIRMWARE="radeon/BTC_rlc.bin radeon/CAICOS_mc.bin radeon/CAICOS_me.bin
147radeon/CAICOS_pfp.bin radeon/CAICOS_smc.bin rtl_nic/rtl8168e-3.fw"
148CONFIG_EXTRA_FIRMWARE_DIR="/lib/firmware"</literal></screen>
149
150 <note><para>CONFIG_EXTRA_FIRMWARE should all be on one line. It
151 is shown above as two lines for presentation only.</para></note>
152
153 <tip>
154 <para>
155 You can check <command>dmesg</command> output after boot to see which firmware
156 is missing.
157 </para>
158 </tip>
159
160 <indexterm zone="xorg-ati-driver xorg-ati-firmware-kernel">
161 <primary sortas="d-xorg-ati-firmware">xorg-ati-firmware</primary>
162 </indexterm>
163 </sect3>
164
165 <sect3 role="installation">
166 <title>Installation of Xorg ATI Driver</title>
167
168 <para>
169 Install <application>Xorg ATI Driver</application> by running the following
170 commands:
171 </para>
172
173<screen><userinput>./configure $XORG_CONFIG &amp;&amp;
174make</userinput></screen>
175
176 <para>
177 This package does not come with a test suite.
178 </para>
179
180 <para>
181 Now, as the <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem> user:
182 </para>
183
184<screen role="root"><userinput>make install</userinput></screen>
185 </sect3>
186
187 <sect3>
188 <title>Glamor Acceleration</title>
189
190 <para>
191 Glamor is an acceleration library which uses cards' 3D capabilities
192 to accelerate 2D rendering. Glamor acceleration is required for
193 Radeon "Southern Islands" GPUs which use "radeonsi" Gallium3D driver
194 from <xref linkend="mesalib"/>. To see which cards fall under
195 "Southern Islands" category, read the
196 <ulink url="&radeon-marketing-names;">
197 Decoder ring for engineering vs marketing names</ulink>. Please note
198 that Glamor acceleration can be used with other chips as well, from the
199 R300 onwards. On at least some Northern Islands chips it is beneficial.
200 </para>
201
202 <para>
203 Glamor acceleration is not enabled by default for chipsets that don't
204 use "radeonsi" Gallium3D driver. You have to use an
205 <filename>xorg.conf</filename> file to enable it. To enable
206 Glamor for cards other than "Southern Islands" and later, create the
207 following file in
208 <filename class="directory">${XORG_PREFIX}/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/</filename>
209 as the <systemitem class="username">root</systemitem> user:
210 </para>
211
212<screen role="root"><userinput>cat &gt;&gt; ${XORG_PREFIX}/share/X11/xorg.conf.d/20-glamor.conf &lt;&lt; "EOF"
213<literal>Section "Device"
214 Identifier "radeon"
215 Driver "ati"
216 Option "AccelMethod" "glamor"
217EndSection</literal>
218EOF</userinput></screen>
219
220 </sect3>
221
222 <sect3 role="content">
223 <title>Contents</title>
224
225 <segmentedlist>
226 <segtitle>Installed Xorg Drivers</segtitle>
227
228 <seglistitem>
229 <seg>
230 ati_drv.so and radeon_drv.so
231 </seg>
232 </seglistitem>
233 </segmentedlist>
234
235 <variablelist>
236 <bridgehead renderas="sect4">Short Descriptions</bridgehead>
237 <?dbfo list-presentation="list"?>
238 <?dbhtml list-presentation="table"?>
239
240 <varlistentry id="ati_drv">
241 <term><filename class="libraryfile">ati_drv.so</filename></term>
242 <listitem>
243 <para>
244 is a wrapper driver for ATI video cards that autodetects ATI
245 video hardware and loads radeon, mach64 or r128 driver.
246 </para>
247 <indexterm zone="xorg-ati-driver ati_drv">
248 <primary sortas="c-ati_drv">ati_drv.so</primary>
249 </indexterm>
250 </listitem>
251 </varlistentry>
252
253 <varlistentry id="radeon_drv">
254 <term><filename class="libraryfile">radeon_drv.so</filename></term>
255 <listitem>
256 <para>
257 is an Xorg video driver for ATI Radeon based video cards.
258 </para>
259 <indexterm zone="xorg-ati-driver radeon_drv">
260 <primary sortas="c-radeon_drv">radeon_drv.so</primary>
261 </indexterm>
262 </listitem>
263 </varlistentry>
264
265 </variablelist>
266
267 </sect3>
268
269 </sect2>
270 <!-- End Xorg ATI Driver -->
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