Changeset 2b04d83


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Timestamp:
03/21/2017 08:49:12 PM (5 years ago)
Author:
Ken Moffat <ken@…>
Branches:
10.0, 10.1, 11.0, 11.1, 8.1, 8.2, 8.3, 8.4, 9.0, 9.1, basic, bdubbs/svn, elogind, lazarus, perl-modules, qt5new, trunk, upgradedb, xry111/intltool, xry111/test-20220226
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Parents:
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Message:

Xorg ATI 7.9.0 driver: I have reworked the Note and commented the details about using Glamor now that it is the default for R600+, and clarified that this driver works for R100 to Volcanic Islands - I am unclear if Arctic Islands GPUs can be used with this or only with amdgpu.

git-svn-id: svn://svn.linuxfromscratch.org/BLFS/trunk/BOOK@18525 af4574ff-66df-0310-9fd7-8a98e5e911e0

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  • introduction/welcome/changelog.xml

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    4646      <itemizedlist>
    4747        <listitem>
     48          <para>[ken] - Update to xf86-video-ati-7.9.0. Fixes
     49          <ulink url="&blfs-ticket-root;9009">#9009</ulink>.</para>
     50        </listitem>
     51        <listitem>
    4852          <para>[renodr] - Update to gobject-introspection-1.52.0. Partially
    4953          fixes <ulink url="&blfs-ticket-root;9024">#9024</ulink>.</para>
  • x/installing/x7driver-ati.xml

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    88  <!ENTITY radeon-marketing-names "&radeon-wiki;#Decoder_ring_for_engineering_vs_marketing_names">
    99
    10   <!ENTITY xorg-ati-driver-version "7.8.0">
     10  <!ENTITY xorg-ati-driver-version "7.9.0">
    1111
    1212  <!ENTITY xorg-ati-driver-download-http "&xorg-download-http;/driver/xf86-video-ati-&xorg-ati-driver-version;.tar.bz2">
    1313  <!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        "f34d04a755e761e03b459155fa3ddcbb">
    15   <!ENTITY xorg-ati-driver-size          "826 KB">
    16   <!ENTITY xorg-ati-driver-buildsize     "19 MB">
     14  <!ENTITY xorg-ati-driver-md5sum        "bf3dfdae23879bdc0c8a7b955572ad90">
     15  <!ENTITY xorg-ati-driver-size          "829 KB">
     16  <!ENTITY xorg-ati-driver-buildsize     "20 MB">
    1717  <!ENTITY xorg-ati-driver-time          "0.2 SBU">
    1818]>
     
    3838        The <application>Xorg ATI Driver</application> package contains the X.Org
    3939        Video Driver for ATI Radeon video cards including all chipsets ranging
    40         from R100 to R900 and the newer RAxx chipsets.
     40        from R100 to the "Volcanic Islands" chipsets.
    4141      </para>
    4242
     
    9999      <note>
    100100        <para>
    101           Glamor is <emphasis>required for "Southern Islands" and later
    102           GPUs</emphasis> but optional for R300 to R700, Evergreen and
    103           "Northern Islands" GPUs - see the link in <xref
    104           linkend="ati-glamor-accel"/> below.
     101          Glamor is required for Southern, Sea or Volcanic Islands GPUs, and
     102          used by default in all other R600 or later radeon GPUs. To see which
     103          GPUs are in these categories, read the <ulink url="&radeon-marketing-names;">
     104          Decoder ring for engineering vs marketing names</ulink>.
    105105        </para>
    106106      </note>
     
    142142        <filename>R600_rlc.bin</filename> and <filename>R700_rlc.bin</filename> are
    143143        necessary in addition to the model specific firmware, while for later generations
    144         (Evergreen, "Northern Islands" and probably "Southern Islands") you need the
     144        you need the
    145145        <filename>BTC_rlc.bin</filename> in addition to the model specific firmware.
    146146        Below is an example for Radeon HD6470, which is "Northern Islands" GPU with a
     
    195195      </para>
    196196
    197 <screen role="root"><userinput>make install</userinput></screen>
    198     </sect3>
    199 
     197<screen role="root"><userinput>
     198make install                         &amp;&amp;
     199install -v -m644 conf/10-radeon.conf \
     200  $XORG_CONFIG/share/X11/xorg.conf.d
     201</userinput></screen>
     202    </sect3>
     203
     204<!--
    200205    <sect3 id="ati-glamor-accel">
    201206      <title>Glamor Acceleration</title>
     
    203208      <para>
    204209        Glamor is an acceleration library which uses cards' 3D capabilities
    205         to accelerate 2D rendering. Glamor acceleration is required for
    206         Radeon "Southern Islands" GPUs which use "radeonsi" Gallium3D driver
    207         from <xref linkend="mesa"/>. To see which cards fall under
    208         "Southern Islands" category, read the
    209         <ulink url="&radeon-marketing-names;">
    210         Decoder ring for engineering vs marketing names</ulink>. Please note
     210        to accelerate 2D rendering. Glamor acceleration is either required
     211        or used by default for all R600 and later GPUs. To see which GPUs are
     212        in these categories, read the <ulink url="&radeon-marketing-names;">
     213        Decoder ring for engineering vs marketing names</ulink>.
     214      </para>
     215
     216      <para>
     217        Please note
    211218        that Glamor acceleration can be used with other chips as well, from the
    212219        R300 onwards. On at least some Northern Islands chips it is beneficial.
     
    230237EndSection</literal>
    231238EOF</userinput></screen>
     239
     240    </sect3>-->
     241
     242    <sect3 role="commands">
     243    <title>Command Explanations</title>
     244
     245
     246      <para>
     247        <command>install -v -m644 conf/10-radeon.conf ...</command>: this
     248        ensures that the radeon driver can be loaded automatically even if
     249        the ati wrapper driver has not been installed.
     250      </para>
    232251
    233252    </sect3>
  • x/installing/xorg-server.xml

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    182182    <para>
    183183      <parameter>--enable-glamor</parameter>: Build the Glamor DIX (Device
    184       Independent X) module which is currently required for Southern Islands and
    185       Sea Islands radeon video chipsets, optional for some other radeons, and
    186       also optional for the intel driver. It is also used by the modesetting
    187       driver (which is part of this package) for hardware using KMS which
    188       offers acceleration.
     184      Independent X) module which is currently used by: R600 or later radeon
     185      video chipsets, the modesetting driver (which is part of this package)
     186      for hardware using KMS which offers acceleration, and (optionally) the
     187      intel driver.
    189188    </para>
    190189
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