I've tried xorg's generic radeon driver, and it worked fine! Gave it a
good try for a day, and haven't found any glitches.. My vote would be to
include the chipset id in hwdata :-)
Ps, performance is ofcource a bit slower then the ati drivers, but i
think for most ppl 'just works' is preferable over 'if you perform this
voodoo magic it might work, and a little faster' :-)
Thanks for the hints,
Jeremy Katz wrote:
On Wed, 2004-03-31 at 14:53 +0200, Chris Chabot wrote:
>1) My machine is currently equiped with a ATI Radeon 9800XT card,
>XFree86 (scrap that, xorg nowadays) has no support for it, and your
>forced to run in VESA mode. While this is fine for a server machine
>where you only run the occasional vnc server or a system-config-...
>tool, for a workstation it's just to damn dog slow..
Can you trying using the radeon driver with xorg-x11? Although hwdata
stuff hasn't been updated yet, the radeon driver in xorg-x11 should
support a lot of the newer stuff (at least for 2d).