Subject: Re: ATI Mobility Radeon X1700 video card supported by X?
To: Alasdair Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Chavdar Ivanov <email@example.com>
Date: 07/04/2007 13:01:53
On 04/07/07, Alasdair Reed <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> On Tue, Jul 03, 2007 at 10:18:11AM +1000, Alasdair Reed wrote:
> > On Mon, Jul 02, 2007 at 07:15:33PM -0400, Blair Sadewitz wrote:
> > > There is also xf86-video-avivo, which is in the early stages of
> > > development, but still may be better than VESA. If you want to try
> > > it, I could package it in pkgsrc-wip.
> > >
> > > Regards,
> > >
> > > --Blair
> > That would be great, I would like to try it. Couple of questions though.
> > 1. I am using current branch of pkgsrc and wip is not included in that as far as I can see (in /usr/pkgsrc) how do I access it.
Get it from, say,
Extract it under /usr/pkgsrc.
You can then run 'cvs up -dPA' to upgrade to the latest bits.
> > 2. When I get it is it just a case of installing it via pkgsrc and then editing XF86Config or will it involve re-configuring the kernel?
I see you are using X11_TYPE=native from XF86Config remark. You will
have to switch to X11_TYPE=xorg, or if you are a little more
adventurous, to X11_TYPE=modular and use the packages from
wip/modular-xorg... to get what you need.
Kernel configuration will be required if you want to try DRI - but it
probably is a tall order for this new card.
> > Thanks for the offer.
> > Regards,
> > Alasdair