ATI 7000 and dual-monitor X? (was Re: 9600 maturity?)
ajoshi at shell.unixbox.com
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
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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