On Wed, Aug 13, 2008 at 3:34 PM, Roland Smith <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> The last ATI chip with full open-source 3D accelleration support is the > 2950 (RV280), but 3D and accelleration support for newer chips is > actively being worked on. ATI is even going to provide the developers > with documentation (could be that that has happened by now?). Last I heard they got the documentation for card initialization and (I think) power management. No acceleration docs yet. It still came to over 900 pages. Hopefully there's been more since. > The driver that you want for ATI cards is xf86-video-ati. But for the > most features you'll have to compile it yourself from the code in a git > repository. You'll probably need an updated DRM driver as well. ok, it looks like the radeon (no HD) driver is part of the xf86-video-ati driver, and by the size of the ati_drv.so file, I'm guessing most of what ati_drv.so does is access and control the access of radeon_drv, correct? I wonder why there's no cutoff for the 3D functionality in the ATi driver's man page. It just lists all supported cards without mention of which have 3D implementations (try `man radeon`). -Jim Stapleton _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"