Re: ATI boards [was Re: Linux 2.4 future]

From: William Lee Irwin III
Date: Tue Dec 02 2003 - 23:01:17 EST

On Wed, 3 Dec 2003, Xose Vazquez Perez wrote:
>> Torvalds was talking about R200 chip. Those boards are 8500, and
>> 9100/8500 LE. IMO they are the best for FOSS.

On Tue, Dec 02, 2003 at 07:42:08PM -0800, Linus Torvalds wrote:
> Actually, the whole R2x0 family seems to be largely supported by the DRI
> drivers.
> The newer cards just need a recent enough DRI server to know about them,
> but they should otherwise be ok.
> It's the R300-based cards (ATI 9800 & friends) that apparently don't get
> any open-source 3D acceleration right now.
> (But hey, I may be wrong - I follow the DRI stuff only sporadically).

The graphics drivers do a lot of memory mapping, and so I need to fish
around down there for various things I'm hacking on. How much kernel
content to this would you say there is out-of-tree?

-- wli
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