Re: Via KT400 and AGP 8x Support

From: I Am Falling I Am Fading (
Date: Wed Jun 11 2003 - 03:28:24 EST

> In wich Kerneltree will this implented ?
> 2.4.x or 2.5.x ?
> Ati-Drivers will not install or Run on 2.5.70 (its clear ;) )
> and 2.4.20 and 2.4.21-pre7

I've had this problem as well.

What I've been able to do is to use a backport for one of the 2.4.21-pre*
series, and move the code forward to the current 2.4.21-rc's .

Here's info on the relevant patch:

The Radeon 9700 Pro now functions with the ATI binary-only drivers, BUT
only with 2D acceleration. In other words, I have to set the "DisableDRI"
option in XF86Config-4 to yes.

So I get no 3D acceleration, but at least I get 2D acceleration and don't
have to run it in framebuffer mode like before.

I wish ATI would either open-source their drivers or come out with a fix
ASAP. :-/

James Sellman -- ISU CoE-CS/ISLUG Linux Lab Admin |"Lum, did you just see
----------------------------------------------------| a hentai rabbit flying | // A4000/604e/60 128M| through the air?" | \X/ A500/20 3M | - Miyake Shinobu
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