[linux-dvb] FusionHDTV5

Mac Michaels wmichaels1 at earthlink.net
Thu Aug 25 19:27:50 CEST 2005


Peter,

I did some testing and found that the open source driver 
does not yet support my ATI Radeon X800 XL 256 AGP card. My 
card is not recognized by the driver in the kernel. Some of 
the X800 cards are recognized, but not mine. It has an R430 
chip.

I searched the dri-devel at lists.sourceforge.net and 
discovered that a developer just started trying to get my 
card running on Monday of this week. I'll see if his 
patches get me going. Or maybe I'll become a graphics card 
developer too...

--Mac 

On Wednesday 24 August 2005 11:52 pm, Peter Knaggs wrote:
> On 8/24/05, Mac Michaels <wmichaels1 at earthlink.net> wrote:
> > I own an ATI Radeon X800 XL 256 AGP.
> > It doesn't even support the dual head
> > capabilities of my card.
> >
> > So far I can not get HDTV to work on my ATI card
> > because the ATI binary driver does not allocate enough
> > DRI buffer space to hold a 1920x1080 image.
>
> That's strange. Have you tried the open source
> radeon driver? The 128MB PCI Express x16 ATI
> Radeon X800 SE works OK here with radeon driver
> for dual head and 1920x1080 on both.
>
> I did a writeup here:
> http://www.penlug.org/twiki/bin/view/Main/LinuxHardwareIn
>foATIRadeonX800
>
> I would have thought the X800 XL 256 would be better
> than the X800 SE.
>
> Cheers,
> Peter.




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