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Re: [opensuse-factory] Plans and Issues for ATI fglrx Driver for 11.2?
  • From: Stefan Dirsch <sndirsch@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Fri, 10 Apr 2009 15:04:15 +0200
  • Message-id: <20090410130414.GA5377@xxxxxxx>
On Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 09:53:48AM -0300, Juan Erbes wrote:
2009/4/10 Stefan Dirsch <sndirsch@xxxxxxx>:
On Fri, Apr 10, 2009 at 02:37:59AM -0500, David C. Rankin wrote:
Listmates,

      There are 2 issues that need to be addressed regarding the fglrx
driver and
the upcoming 11.2 release. Currently in 11.1, there are many laptop cards
supposedly "supported" by the ATI driver that crash or hardlock when the
driver
is installed. Currently my X1200 is one,

I doubt that 9-3 driver and before will still work on xorg-server 1.6.
9-4 and later won't support R500 any longer. You'll need to switch to
radeonhd for 11.2 anyway.  BTW, radeonhd 1.2.5 now enables DRI on R500
by default.

the 200 is another from the list (I'm
not sure what the technical card architecture is for the "200").

Don't know either.


You can view an unofficial table with details of the ATI video chips:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Comparison_of_ATI_Graphics_Processing_Units


The X200 and X1200 do'nt appear as "Mobility radeon".

They appear 2 versions of the X200 onboard and it has the RS400 family chip:

Radeon Xpress 200 IGP Mar 11, 2005 RS400

Radeon Xpress 200 IGP June? 2005 RS482

RS4xx is supported by radeon driver, but currently broken on openSUSE
11.1. Bugreports are filed.

And the Radeon X1200, has not the R500 chip:

Radeon X1200 IGP Feb 28, 2007 RS690C

supported by radeonhd driver including DRI. RS690 is a R500. Confusing
I know.

Best regards,
Stefan

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