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Old 11-08-2009, 04:53 PM   #1
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How to build in a driver for Radeon HD 4670 to a kernel?


I want to set up framebuffer for using of driver of my videocard, not VESA driver as it is by default. As far as i know i have to rebuild kernel and build in to it a driver for my videocard. Where can I get driver for my ATI Radeon HD 4670 and how can I build it into a kernel?
 
Old 11-08-2009, 07:23 PM   #2
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Old 11-08-2009, 08:06 PM   #3
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I want to set up framebuffer for using of driver of my videocard, not VESA driver as it is by default. As far as i know i have to rebuild kernel and build in to it a driver for my videocard. Where can I get driver for my ATI Radeon HD 4670 and how can I build it into a kernel?
When you say "set up framebuffer" are you referring to the console framebuffer outside of the X server?

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Old 11-08-2009, 10:02 PM   #4
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When you say "set up framebuffer" are you referring to the console framebuffer outside of the X server?

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Yes.
 
Old 11-08-2009, 10:28 PM   #5
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There specified in description and installer instuction that this driver requires X server. But I need driver for using in console without X (sorry, I forgot to write it in my first post). I haven't even installed X server yet.
 
Old 11-09-2009, 03:52 AM   #6
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Yes.
The only way to get a high resolution console, other than using the vesa framebuffer, is to use KMS, which is still quite experimental. If you want to give it a try, here you go:

http://wiki.x.org/wiki/radeonBuildHowTo

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Old 11-09-2009, 06:42 AM   #7
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The only way to get a high resolution console, other than using the vesa framebuffer, is to use KMS, which is still quite experimental. If you want to give it a try, here you go:

http://wiki.x.org/wiki/radeonBuildHowTo

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I don't want to get resolution higher than it is. My final goal is to get in console frame rate higher than 60Hz. I don't know, m.b. it's possible without driver installing, kernel rebuilding, etc. Is there a way to do it with VESA framebuffer?
 
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To my knowledge, no. vesa supports 60 Hz and that's it. KMS will query your monitor for the best resolution and frequency and switch to that, but it can be a lot of work to setup and is still buggy for some people.
 
  


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