ATI 7000 and dual-monitor X? (was Re: 9600 maturity?)

Ani Joshi ajoshi at
Tue Apr 16 05:27:00 EST 2002

On Mon, 15 Apr 2002, Stefan Jeglinski wrote:

> Seems like the 7000 would be a nice addition to spruce up my old
> 9500/G3 workhorse. It would free up 2 slots as I now have a Twin
> Turbo, an ixTV, and an old Matrox card in there now.
> 1. Is the Radeon 7000 supported in XFree86? Rather, the real question
> is, does anyone know of any gotchas trying to run it in accelerated
> mode?

ATI tends to make new cards which are really just newer revisions of older
ASICs.  For example, the Radeon 7200 is realy just a regular radeon with
64meg DDR (and perhaps higher clocks).  So its highly possible that the
7000 is a radeon VE (considering its dualhead).  If so, then it is
supported.  Even if it isn't, adding support should be very trivial as it
contains the same 1st generation Radeon ASIC.

> 2. What about the included USB TV - any hope for that working in X?

No idea on that one.

> 3. What is the status of dual monitors in XFree86? Last I remember,
> it could be made to work but only with fbdev - that running dual
> accelerated monitors was not really working.

Dualhead (accelerated) should work fine.


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