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Old 08-26-2005, 03:18 AM   #1
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framebuffer: radeon x300


Hi!

I have framebuffer working on Dell Inspiron 6000, with Radeon X300 using 2.6.12.5 kernel.

The funny thing is, it works with VESA VGA graphics support.

Shouldn't ATI Radeon display support be used? It didn't work anyway.

Is there an advantage of using ATI Radeon display support over VESA VGA graphics support?

If ATI Radeon display support is able to work (framebuffer), does it have any conflict with ATI fglrx?

Thanks

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Old 08-26-2005, 03:47 AM   #2
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Re: framebuffer: radeon x300

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Originally posted by carboncopy
Hi!

I have framebuffer working on Dell Inspiron 6000, with Radeon X300 using 2.6.12.5 kernel.

The funny thing is, it works with VESA VGA graphics support.

Shouldn't ATI Radeon display support be used? It didn't work anyway.

Is there an advantage of using ATI Radeon display support over VESA VGA graphics support?
Not really. In fact, AFAIK the radeonfb driver is more trouble than its worth. I use VESA with my radeon 9800 pro for framebuffer (mainly bootsplash stuff) and it works good.


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If ATI Radeon display support is able to work (framebuffer), does it have any conflict with ATI fglrx?
Not at all. The ATI fglrx drivers only work under X, and don't affect the framebuffer, so you won't have problems.
 
Old 09-08-2005, 12:33 AM   #3
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I would like to update on this post.

For nvidia card (geforce4 mx460), if you use the nvidia framebuffer in the kernel. The NVidia driver can't load.

And it is best to use vesa framebuffer. Nicest resolution.
 
  


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