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

Olaf Hering olh at
Tue Apr 16 18:01:52 EST 2002

On Mon, Apr 15, Ani Joshi wrote:

> 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.

It is a VE, but I have one report where it fails on a 9600, after
loading vgahw.a or something like that. Maybe it must go into another
slot or the guy has to boot without video=ofonly.
More details later..

Gruss Olaf

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