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From: Mark Knecht <markknecht@×××××.com>
To: gentoo-user@l.g.o
Subject: Re: [gentoo-user] Re: xorg-server-1.5 update/old kernel+old fglrx
Date: Thu, 25 Jun 2009 01:27:07
In Reply to: RE: [gentoo-user] Re: xorg-server-1.5 update/old kernel+old fglrx by Adam Carter
1 On Wed, Jun 24, 2009 at 6:04 PM, Adam Carter<Adam.Carter@×××××××××.au> wrote:
2 >> I am scanning the /var/log/Xorg.0.log looking for info on what chip
3 >> this is. I'm not finding anything that says what Radeon family it's
4 >> part of. lspci tells me what I posted here already - that it's part of
5 >> the IGP 9100 family.
6 >
7 > says its an R200.
8 >
9 >> I found this page at the AMD/ATI site but I suspect it's for a newer
10 >> version of the chipset:
11 >>
12 >>
13 >>
14 >> I'm going to pursue this with more dedication as it is really the only
15 >> current path I've heard of so far that gives me a chance to stay
16 >> current with Gentoo.
17 >>
18 >> What VIDEO_DEVICES setting might one use to get this driver called up?
19 >> Either ati or radeon and check that it installs Open Source?
20 >
21 > So you want the radeon/ati driver, the package name is xf86-video-ati, so I guess that means you want ati in VIDEO_DEVICES.
22 >
23 >> It is a bunch of work, but it would be great if I can use it.
24 >
25 > I thought emerge xf86-video-ati, then swapping Driver "flgrx" to Driver "radeon" in xorg.conf was all that is required??
26 >
27 >
29 No, I need a new kernel also. The kernel on this machine is 2 years
30 old. Also, I have about a dozen packages masked so I've unmasked those
31 and will need to get the whole machine up to date.
33 None the less I'm happy to do it if there's any chance it will work.
35 Thanks,
36 Mark


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[gentoo-user] Re: xorg-server-1.5 update/old kernel+old fglrx Nikos Chantziaras <realnc@×××××.de>
Re: [gentoo-user] Re: xorg-server-1.5 update/old kernel+old fglrx bn <brullonulla@×××××.com>