[ltp] ATI driver
Fri, 8 Oct 2004 09:01:23 -0400
On Fri, 8 Oct 2004 09:27:58 +0200, Tino Keitel <email@example.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Oct 08, 2004 at 00:55:28 -0400, Alex Deucher wrote:
> > On Thu, 7 Oct 2004 21:35:29 -0400, Paul Kaplan <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> > > I've been using Mandrake 10 w/ X4.3 on both a TPT40 and R40. Both have a
> > > Radeon 7500 video card. Seems to work fine for me. glxgears reports >175fps
> > > in both cases.
> > Make sure direct rendering is enabled. it soulds like it isn't.
> > >
> > > Does anyone know whether there is any advantage to installing the new ATI
> > > proprietary driver:
> > > http://www.ati.com/support/drivers/linux/radeon-linux.html?type=linux&prodTy
> > > ?
> > >
> > > What will it give me?
> > nothing. ati's driver only supports r200 chips and above. the 7500
> > is an r100 varient.
> According to <http://dri.sourceforge.net/cgi-bin/moin.cgi/ATIRadeon>,
> the 7500 is a r200 variant.
it's called rv200, but it's really a tweaked r100 core. trust me.
> IIRC the fglrx driver supports everything which is newer than the
> Radeon M6, which is used in my A30.
the fglrx driver only supports the 8500 and up (r200, rv250, rv280,
r300, rv350, r400, etc.). It does not support any of the r100 cores
(r100, rv100, rv200). All 7xxx radeons are r100 based and are only
supported by the opensource radeon driver.