Subject: Re: ATI FireGL T2 video card and XFree86 4.3.0
To: John Hayward <>
From: Jim Bernard <>
List: current-users
Date: 10/19/2003 09:56:11
On Wed, Oct 15, 2003 at 01:23:26PM -0500, John Hayward wrote:
> Dear NetBSDers,
>    I am trying to get a new ATI FireGL T2 video card working with XFree86
> 4.3.0 under NetBSD-1.6.1
>    When X -configure is run it probes the card as a "vesa" card not the
> FireGL T2 card it is.  It appears that there is support for Linux for this
> card - with some drivers from a german site.  I have seen logfiles which
> contain:
> =====
> ABI class: XFree86 XInput driver, version 0.4
> (II) FireGL8700/8800: Driver for chipset: ATI RV250 Id (R9000),
> ATI RV250 Ie (R9000), ATI RV250 If (R9000), ATI RV250 Ig (R9000),
> ATI RV250 Ld (M9), ATI RV250 Le (M9), ATI RV250 Lf (M9),
> ATI RV250 Lg (M9), ATI RV280 5960 (R9200 PRO), ATI RV280 Ya (R9200),
> ATI RV250 5C61 (M9+), ATI RV250 5C63 (M9+), ATI R200 QH (R8500),
> ATI R200 QL (R8500), ATI R200 QM (R9100), ATI R200 QT (R8500),
> ATI R200 QU (R9100), ATI R200 BB (R8500), ATI RV350 AP (R9600),
> ATI RV350 AR (R9600 PRO), ATI RV350 NP (M10), ATI R300 AD (R9500),
> ATI R300 AE (R9500), ATI R300 AF (R9500),
> ATI R300 AG (Fire GL Z1/X1), ATI R300 ND (R9700 PRO),
> ATI R300 NE (R9700/R9500 PRO), ATI R300 NF (R9600 TX),
> ATI R300 NG (Fire GL X1), ATI R350 AK (Fire GL unknown),
> ATI RV350 AT (Fire GL T2), ATI RV350 AU (Fire GL T2),
> ATI RV350 AV (Fire GL T2), ATI RV350 AW (Fire GL T2),
> ATI R350 NH (R9800), ATI R350 NK (Fire GL unknown)
> =====
>    Is there a reasonable way to get this card work under NetBSD?

  The man page (dated Oct. 8, 2003) for the radeon driver in xfree86-current
lists the supported hardware as including the FireGL T2 (2D only).  The man
page in xsrc doesn't list that card as supported.  So, it should work if you
build X from xfree86-current sources rather than from netbsd xsrc.  Here's the
list from the xfree86-current man page:

       The radeon driver supports PCI and AGP video cards based on the follow-
       ing ATI chips

       R100        Radeon 7200

       RV100       Radeon 7000(VE), M6

       RS100       Radeon IGP320(M) (2D only)

       RV200       Radeon 7500, M7, FireGL 7800

       RS200       Radeon IGP330(M)/IGP340(M) (2D only)

       RS250       Radeon Mobility 7000 IGP (2D only)

       R200        Radeon 8500, 9100, FireGL 8800/8700

       RV250       Radeon 9000PRO/9000, M9

       RS300       Radeon 9100 IGP (2D only)

       RV280       Radeon 9200PRO/9200/9200SE, M9+

       R300        Radeon 9700PRO/9700/9500PRO/9500/9600TX, FireGL  X1/Z1  (2D

       R350        Radeon 9800PRO/9800SE/9800, FireGL X2 (2D only)

       R360        Radeon 9800XT (2d only)

       RV350       Radeon 9600PRO/9600SE/9600, M10/M11, FireGL T2 (2D only)

       RV360       Radeon 9600XT (2d only)