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reihat 09-26-2004 03:24 AM

ATI M7 Radeon Mobility 7500 Driver
 
Hello guys,

Before posting this thread I saw a bit similar thread and it helped me to resize the resolution of my display. But I also want to run 3D graphics acceleration in my laptop which is Gateway Centrino 450ROG and has an ATI M7 Radeon Mobility 7500 graphic card.

I've been googling for a couple of days and still no luck. Or is it just me who can't put the right keywords.

Anyone of you know where to get the proper driver for my video card?

Thanks in advance.

DiWi 09-27-2004 02:51 AM

The newes prerelease of X.org 6.8.1 supports the RV200 including 2D and 3D accel.
But this support is not optimized like the proprietary ATI drivers from www.ati.com.

Dirk

JaseP 09-27-2004 11:51 AM

The open source drivers will support the Radeon 7500 chipset in XFree86 as well. Again, hardware 3D is not optimized, but is passable for things like Quake 3 Arena, and WineX/Cedega support for older games' software mode... Higher end stuff might be a problem.

slacka 10-10-2004 09:23 AM

Quote:

Originally posted by DiWi
The newes prerelease of X.org 6.8.1 supports the RV200 including 2D and 3D accel.
But this support is not optimized like the proprietary ATI drivers from www.ati.com.


ATI does not support their mobility graphics cards.

http://www.ati.com./support/products...ops/index.html

This website will tell you to download the drivers that have been optimized, by the manufacturer for their respective computers, from the manufacturer. If you are in a situation like me, and have a Dell (Inspiron 5100), you know that Dell has the absolute worse support for Linux, and obviously does not have the Linux drivers available.

sm1else 10-23-2004 06:41 AM

It is the case at the moment that ATI dont support their mobility chipsets but that looks like its going to change:
http://www.theinquirer.net/?article=18816

JaseP 10-25-2004 11:40 AM

That still means that older ATI users are SOL,...

The Radeon 7500 series were very popular in laptops a few years back. Those machines are not going to have support for optimized 3D like their newer cousins...

Again, it goes back to nVidia's universal drivers versus the ATI driver model...

TLV 10-25-2004 02:55 PM

Quote:

Originally posted by DiWi
The newes prerelease of X.org 6.8.1 supports the RV200 including 2D and 3D accel.
But this support is not optimized like the proprietary ATI drivers from www.ati.com.

Dirk

I'm pretty sure that the Mobility Radeon 7500 (M7) card is using an enhanced RV100 chip and not the RV200. ATI's proprietary drivers do not work for the 7500 card. IIRC, the latests X.org releases boost the 3D performance for these cards wrt. XFree86.

This has been discussed quite a bit on the Linux-Thinkpad mailinglist.

/TLV


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