Subject: Re: ATI Mobility Radeon X1700 video card supported by X?
To: Chavdar Ivanov <firstname.lastname@example.org>
From: Alasdair Reed <email@example.com>
Date: 07/05/2007 23:08:29
On Wed, Jul 04, 2007 at 01:01:53PM +0100, Chavdar Ivanov wrote:
> 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
> Chavdar Ivanov
thanks for your advice.
I imagine that if I change from X11 native to Xorg, I will have to rebuild any aps that rely on X11 native, do I have to completely re-install them by downloading in the normal way from pkgsrc or is there some sort of "make reinstall" command ?