On Mon, Nov 09, 2009 at 10:16:54AM +0000, O. Hartmann wrote:
> Hello.
> 
> Please respond also to my eMail address, since I'm not subscriber of 
> these lists! Thanks.
> 
> Since I utilise a MSI Radeon R4670/512 RV730-based graphics card, I'im 
> incapable of using either

Support for this chip is still developing. Accellerated 3D is not available
yet, and EXA might not be complete yet.

> In all cases it doesn't matter wheter kernel module 'drm.ko' is loaded 
> or not.

You also need radeon.ko and agp.ko for accelleration. As far as I can tell,
agp.ko is used for memory management for the card/driver and is necessary even
if your card is PCI-E.

> Driver 'radeonhd' (xf86-video-radeonhd-1.2.5_2) works, but without 
> 'options EXA' and without 'options DRI'. It is bumpy, but shows a 
> 1920x1200 pixel screen in full colours.

DRI for R7xx isn't there yet.

If you want to test a more recent radeonhd driver than the one in ports, you
might have to use the drm and radeon modules from the Xorg git repository as
well. 
 
> I'm a little bit confused, since the ATi-RV730LE chipset is supposed to 
> be supported. I run another box, an older nVidia CK804-based Athlon3500+ 
> box equipted with a MSI R4830/512 graphics card.

That is an RV770, not a RV730.

The Xorg developers are working on the drivers for the R7xx series. Full
documentation wasn't available until a couple of months ago IIRC, so some
patience is required.

Roland
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