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Old 01-05-2007, 03:15 PM   #1
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Question Radeon 7000 Support?


I just can't manage to get my Radeon 7000 working in anything beyond 800x600 framebuffer. I've tried a few distros and none seem to work. The ATI Radeon Linux drivers start at the Radeon 8500. Any pointers?
I'm currently using PCLinux in what seems to be ALT mode w/ Framebuffer.

xorg.conf
Code:
# File generated by XFdrake (rev 41554)

# **********************************************************************
# Refer to the xorg.conf man page for details about the format of
# this file.
# **********************************************************************

Section "Files"
    # font server independent of the X server to render fonts.
    FontPath "unix/:-1"
    
    # minimal fonts to allow X to run without xfs
    FontPath "/usr/lib/X11/fonts/misc:unscaled"
EndSection

Section "ServerFlags"
    #DontZap # disable <Crtl><Alt><BS> (server abort)
    #DontZoom # disable <Crtl><Alt><KP_+>/<KP_-> (resolution switching)
    AllowMouseOpenFail # allows the server to start up even if the mouse does not work
EndSection

Section "Module"
    Load "dbe" # Double-Buffering Extension
    Load "v4l" # Video for Linux
    Load "extmod"
    Load "type1"
    Load "freetype"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Keyboard1"
    Driver "kbd"
    Option "XkbModel" "pc105"
    Option "XkbLayout" "en_US"
    Option "XkbOptions" "compose:rwin"
EndSection

Section "InputDevice"
    Identifier "Mouse1"
    Driver "mouse"
    Option "Protocol" "ExplorerPS/2"
    Option "Device" "/dev/mouse"
    Option "ButtonMapping" "1 2 3 6 7"
    Option "ZAxisMapping" "4 5"
EndSection

Section "Monitor"
    Identifier "monitor1"
    VendorName "Plug'n Play"
    ModelName "GATEWAY VX900"
    HorizSync 30-95
    VertRefresh 50-160
    
    # TV fullscreen mode or DVD fullscreen output.
    # 768x576 @ 79 Hz, 50 kHz hsync
    ModeLine "768x576"     50.00  768  832  846 1000   576  590  595  630
    
    # 768x576 @ 100 Hz, 61.6 kHz hsync
    ModeLine "768x576"     63.07  768  800  960 1024   576  578  590  616
EndSection

Section "Device"
    Identifier "device1"
    VendorName "ATI Technologies Inc."
    BoardName "ATI Radeon"
    Driver "fbdev"
    Option "DPMS"
EndSection

Section "Screen"
    Identifier "screen1"
    Device "device1"
    Monitor "monitor1"
    DefaultColorDepth 16
    
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth 8
        Modes "1600x1200"
    EndSubsection
    
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth 15
        Modes "1600x1200"
    EndSubsection
    
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth 16
        Modes "1600x1200"
    EndSubsection
    
    Subsection "Display"
        Depth 24
        Modes "1600x1200"
    EndSubsection
EndSection

Section "ServerLayout"
    Identifier "layout1"
    InputDevice "Keyboard1" "CoreKeyboard"
    InputDevice "Mouse1" "CorePointer"
    Screen "screen1"
EndSection

Last edited by iXneonXi; 01-05-2007 at 03:32 PM.
 
Old 01-05-2007, 04:42 PM   #2
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I have an Asus card with a Radeon 7000 chip and configured it yesterday in Slackware using xorgconfig. To succeed you will need to know the horizontal and vertical sync frequency ranges of your monitor, how much video ram you have and carefully choose the correct driver for the card. I selected the generic Radeon driver. The program asks you to select the video modes and color depths you want to use. It worked on the first try. It also asks you to choose a keyboard and mouse.
 
Old 05-07-2007, 11:54 AM   #3
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Radeon 7000 driver for FC6

Hello everyone,

I've installed a Radeon 7000 card on my linux computer and can't find the driver for that.
The installed linux is Fedora Core 6.

Any help?
Thanks,
Basso
 
Old 05-07-2007, 05:24 PM   #4
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try setting

Code:
Section "Device"
    Identifier "device1"
    VendorName "ATI Technologies Inc."
    BoardName "ATI Radeon"
    Driver "fbdev"
    Option "DPMS"
Driver to "ati" or "radeon"
ATI or Radeon driver support may need to be installed, but should come with the distro.
 
  


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