These drivers ARENT drm drivers, they are done by the gatos people
SPECIFICALLY for getting tv out to work. DRM comes with XFree86 partially,
and the rest with FreeBSD, and neither FreeBSD nor XFree86's drm support
the 9700's 3d acceleration. For that, ATI released linux-only binary
drivers.

Ken

On Mon, 16 Jun 2003, Thomas T. Veldhouse wrote:

> Yes they are.  They are DRM drivers exactly for this purpose.    There is a
> section further down the page that references this:
>
> "Getting 3d acceleration to work"
>
>
> Tom Veldhouse
>
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Kenneth Wayne Culver" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> To: "Thomas T. Veldhouse" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Cc: "FreeBSD-Questions" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> Sent: Monday, June 16, 2003 9:24 AM
> Subject: Re: OpenGL and ATI Radeon 9700 Pro
>
>
> > Those drivers are not for 3D support. Those are for getting things like TV
> > out on laptops and cards that have it to work.
> >
> > Ken
> >
> > On Mon, 16 Jun 2003, Thomas T. Veldhouse wrote:
> >
> > > http://gatos.sourceforge.net/ati.2.php
> > >
> > > The binary drivers do not work, presumably because they were compiled
> with
> > > gcc-2.95.2?  I think the modules for X (not the kernel modules) are
> supposed
> > > to be portable between platforms (i.e. Linux and FreeBSD).  However, you
> can
> > > CVS source and try to build from there, but I have had no luck as I have
> not
> > > been able to login:
> > >
> > > [EMAIL PROTECTED] ati]$
> > > cvs -d:pserver:[EMAIL PROTECTED]:/cvsroot/gatos login
> > > Logging in to :pserver:[EMAIL PROTECTED]:2401/cvsroot/gatos
> > > CVS password:
> > > cvs [login aborted]: end of file from server (consult above messages if
> any)
> > >
> > > I have the drivers working great under Linux using Gentoo ... but I
> would
> > > like my workstation to be FreeBSD for the obvious reason ... but I need
> > > accellerated OpenGL support.
> > >
> > > Tom Veldhouse
> > >
> > > ----- Original Message -----
> > > From: "Kenneth Wayne Culver" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > > To: "Thomas T. Veldhouse" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > > Cc: "FreeBSD-Questions" <[EMAIL PROTECTED]>
> > > Sent: Monday, June 16, 2003 9:00 AM
> > > Subject: Re: OpenGL and ATI Radeon 9700 Pro
> > >
> > >
> > > > You actually found a site that had drivers for FreeBSD? I was under
> the
> > > > impression that such a thing didn't exist. Basically this card has no
> 3d
> > > > acceleration support in FreeBSD.
> > > >
> > > > Ken
> > > >
> > > > On Mon, 16 Jun 2003, Thomas T. Veldhouse wrote:
> > > >
> > > > > This weekend I installed KDE and noticed that the OpenGL screen
> savers
> > > were
> > > > > incredibly slow.  It is clear that the graphic accelleration
> provided by
> > > my
> > > > > ATI Radeon 9700 Pro video card is not being used.  I found a site
> that
> > > had
> > > > > drivers apparently for FreeBSD, but it didn't seem to work.  I am
> > > running
> > > > > FreeBSD 5.1.  Are there adequate drivers out there to support this?
> > > > >
> > > > > Tom Veldhouse
> > > > >
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