ati.2 drivers allow you to take advantage of video and TV playback features of cards made by ATI, inc.
Radeon TV-input code has been merged into X.Org CVS, to appear in release 7.0.
These drivers should work fine with any Mach64, Rage128 or Radeon card, in particular:
Here XvImage refers to the ability to accelerate movie playback (mpeg, DVD) by converting and scaling YUV images in hardware.
Do _NOT_ mix XFree drivers (i.e. 4.2.0 drivers are meant _only_ for 4.2.0).
4.2.0 and 4.3.0 ati.2 source and binaries must only be used with drm-kernel for acceleration. Regular drm drivers will cause lockup with Radeons.
Installing ati.2 binaries
Please make sure to install _ALL_ of ati.2 binaries (if you compile _apply_, _make_ and _install_ patches (see ati_xv/README)). If you just install modules it will _not_ work. Installation process for 4.2.0 is identical (s/4.3.0/4.2.0).
Note: many people have reported problems installing over RPM or DPKG based installations. These problems stem from the fact that package maintainers get creative and put XFree86 in non-standard places. Our "official" recommended way is to either compile XFree86 4.3.0 tree yourself (this way you can develop too) or to use plain XFree86 binaries - the ones in .tgz format.
Installing from CVS
Getting 3d acceleration to work
Unless specially noted (or if you are using CVS and stumbled onto a bug) 3d acceleration should work fine with ati.2. If you are experiencing problems please try to use DRI debugging guide to debug your installation.
If you are compiling from CVS you will also need to patch and recompile Mesa drivers located in xc/libs/GL/mesa/src/drv/radeon and xc/libs/GL/mesa/src/drv/r200. You can obtain required patches here:
Rage128 cards 3d acceleration has not been tested at the moment and might break when used concurrently with km, however there should be no problems when using it with only ati.2 modules.
GATOS specific /etc/XF86Config options
TODO list for CVS code
|http://gatos.sourceforge.net/ati.2.php was last modified by Vladimir Dergachev 2:18am Monday, August 08th 2005|