X.org free driver support for recent ATI cards
Posted Aug 16, 2006 21:42 UTC (Wed) by droberge
In reply to: X.org free driver support for recent ATI cards
Parent article: X.org, distributors, and proprietary modules
I recently purchased a PCI Express motherboard and a Radeon X800 GTO card. The 'radeon' driver in X.org 7.1, along with the DRI kernel drivers in 2.6.17 and the latest Mesa support this out of the box, although I haven't had it long enough to see if the 3D is truly stable. AFAICT the 2D portion of the card is the same as earlier cards so the 2D portion of the driver works just fine. The driver supports the higher 9000-series Radeons as well as the X-series (but not the X1000 series).
It was a little difficult to find information on the status of the driver, but the documentation in the DRI Wiki (http://dri.freedesktop.org/wiki/) is getting better every day.
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