BLFS svn-20090928 Video Driver xf86-video-vesa-2.0.1.tar.bz2

ga ho gazza1z at yahoo.co.uk
Sat Oct 10 13:10:58 PDT 2009


> Date: Fri, 9 Oct 2009 19:43:02 +0100
> From: Ken Moffat <zarniwhoop73 at googlemail.com>
> Subject: Re: BLFS svn-20090928 Video Driver
>     xf86-video-vesa-2.0.1.tar.bz2
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> 2009/10/9 ga ho <gazza1z at yahoo.co.uk>:
> > Thanks for the suggestions. I have an integrated ATI
> Radeon X1250 graphics chip and the fact that I might not
> need the vesa driver never occurred to me.
> 
> >From 'man 4 radeon' shipped with
> xf86-video-ati-6.12.2:
> 
> SUPPORTED HARDWARE
>        The  radeon 
> driver  supports  PCI,  AGP,  and PCIE
> video cards
> based on the following ATI
>        chips:
> 
> [ skip first 27 chips ... ]
> 
>        RS600/RS690/RS740
>                
>    Radeon X1200/X1250/X2100
> 
> [ also skip subsequent lines for Radeon HD variants ]
> 
> So I *assume* that the ati driver will work a lot better
> than the
> vesa driver on your hardware, even if the vesa driver is
> able
> to drive your hardware.
> 
> ?en
> -- 
> After tragedy, and farce, "OMG poneys!"

That's really useful info. Never realised that ATI would have it's own man page. I suppose other graphics chips makers would also have a man page as well. Well that's common sense really.Now I can get a move on building X Windows.

Thanks,
Gary


      



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