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The Open-Source ATI R500 Driver

Michael Larabel

Published on 19 June 2007
Written by Michael Larabel
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When using the Radeon X1950PRO with the Avivo driver we had noticed some odd behavior with an Acer AL2223Wd LCD monitor. The screen resolution (1680 x 1050) was properly detected and the Avivo driver was set to 1680 x 1050, but there was a problem experienced with GNOME, which is shown below. With some of the other GPUs the monitor screen resolution had reverted to running at 1360 x 765 while in other cases we had no problems.

The basics of RandR 1.2 had also worked when using two LCD displays with the ATI Radeon X1800XT 256MB and the Avivo driver.

While the Avivo driver is only a week old for the public, this open-source driver comes after months of work and there is still a long road ahead before this driver reaches a comparable level of support to the Radeon R200/300/400 and Nouveau open-source drivers. Right now this driver is only desgined for developers and those wishing to test and experiment with the code. It's pleasing to see the initial RandR 1.2 support so soon and that the driver, which ultimately should support the entire R500 and R600 GPU families, making good progress. As new features with the xf86-video-avivo driver develop, we will have additional articles and share other highlights about this latest open-source driver.

You can discuss the open-source X.Org Avivo driver in the Phoronix Forums.

About The Author
Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix.com and founded the web-site in 2004 with a focus on enriching the Linux hardware experience and being the largest web-site devoted to Linux hardware reviews, particularly for products relevant to Linux gamers and enthusiasts but also commonly reviewing servers/workstations and embedded Linux devices. Michael has written more than 10,000 articles covering the state of Linux hardware support, Linux performance, graphics hardware drivers, and other topics. Michael is also the lead developer of the Phoronix Test Suite, Phoromatic, and OpenBenchmarking.org automated testing software. He can be followed via and or contacted via .
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