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  • Radeon 9000 (R200 Series) and Xorg 7.2

    Since the only ATI drivers that support Xorg 7.2 (thus supporting openSUSE 10.2) do not support the Radeon 9000, anyone with these boards cannot use these recent OS versions.

    I know we can use the opensource driver, but I like very much to connect my computer to the TV, and the opensource drivers do not allow that. (or is there any way to do it with the open-source drivers?)

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    http://gatos.sourceforge.net/ is supposed to take care of this, if I recall correctly.

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    • #3
      colo is correct in that the Gatos SF project should be able to handle your needs. Unfortunately, the only way for the R200 series to work with the fglrx drivers on X.Org 7.2 would be ATI issuing a new legacy driver. The R200 series code remains in a development branch, so technically they still have the ability to release such an update - though that's not to say they will.
      Michael Larabel
      http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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      • #4
        Well, it seems that Gatos might provide what I need, but having to recompile the driver... Then if some update happens, I might have to recompile again...it is a lot of hassle, but if it is the only way to work I will give it a shot.

        Another issue is that in http://megahurts.dk/rune/tv_output.html it seems that there are only patches available for Xorg <= 7.0.

        I will wait some time to see if ATI releases a new driver, and meanwhile I will do some experiments with a test laptop (and keep mine with SUSE 10.1)

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        • #5
          I can try to get an answer for the community about ATI Legacy drivers for X 7.2.
          Michael Larabel
          http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Michael View Post
            I can try to get an answer for the community about ATI Legacy drivers for X 7.2.
            That would be really great, specially if you get a positive answer

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            • #7
              Well, don't look for a AMD legacy driver update for the R200 series and X.Org 7.2 anytime soon... Sorry to be the bearer of the bad news.
              Michael Larabel
              http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Michael View Post
                Well, don't look for a AMD legacy driver update for the R200 series and X.Org 7.2 anytime soon... Sorry to be the bearer of the bad news.
                Well, given ATI's history it was expected. Thanks for the info.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by hcostelha View Post
                  Since the only ATI drivers that support Xorg 7.2 (thus supporting openSUSE 10.2) do not support the Radeon 9000, anyone with these boards cannot use these recent OS versions.

                  I know we can use the opensource driver, but I like very much to connect my computer to the TV, and the opensource drivers do not allow that. (or is there any way to do it with the open-source drivers?)

                  Xorg 7.2 should support that card with 3d acceleration natively. I was using an Ubuntu 6.10 derivative distro and my 9200 worked fine with 3d acceleration.

                  It is pretty good but not as good as the ati drivers. The 9000 seems to be among the best performing without having to recompile drm though.

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                  • #10
                    The gatos stuff should have been merged into Xorg already so you should be good. The info on the gatos site regarding ati.2 should give you the options you need to get TV out working. Sorry I forgot to mention this in my previous post.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Fragadelic View Post
                      The gatos stuff should have been merged into Xorg already so you should be good. The info on the gatos site regarding ati.2 should give you the options you need to get TV out working. Sorry I forgot to mention this in my previous post.
                      Humm, that is very good news. I will try it, and if works fine I will post it here, and finnalu proceed to install openSUSE 10.2 on my laptop.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Fragadelic View Post
                        The gatos stuff should have been merged into Xorg already so you should be good. The info on the gatos site regarding ati.2 should give you the options you need to get TV out working. Sorry I forgot to mention this in my previous post.

                        I tested, and tryed a all bunch off different options according ot what I found on the internet, but was neve able to get TV-out working. I allays got just a bunch of lines on the TV.

                        Are you sure th TV-out has been merged with Xorg? From what I have read, it seemed that only tv-in was merged (see http://gatos.sourceforge.net/theater_out.php).

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                        • #13
                          You may be correct. There is a link to a patch for tv out there though that should work for you.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Fragadelic View Post
                            You may be correct. There is a link to a patch for tv out there though that should work for you.
                            I tryed, but still to no avail. I am subsribing now to the gatos-devel and hope that with their help I get it working.

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                            • #15
                              Hopefully you get it working.

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