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eilonwy05
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2004 1:15 am    Post subject: Confused about 3D video with Powerbook G4 Reply with quote

Okay, Ive been all over these forums, searching, browsing, and whatnot, and I have seen what appear to be people getting 3D Hardware Acceleration working on their Radeon-based G4 laptops... (https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=190308 for example) I'm just a little confused because in the "Sticky" thread on how to install Gentoo on a Powerbook Aluminum G4 1GHz 15", (which is exactly what I have) theefer says that 3D hardware acceleration is not possible.... and then later ib the same thread, SeJo says that 3D hardware acceleration is available! (https://forums.gentoo.org/viewtopic.php?t=162622&postdays=0&postorder=asc&start=34)

I'm running the gentoo-dev-sources 2.6.7-r14 kernel, using X.org 6.7.0-r2 for my X Server, and I can post both my kernel .config and my xorg.conf if need be...

I can live just fine without 3D on my Gentoo, but if I can have it, I want it. I just want things clarified once and for all....

Thanks in advance!
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 26, 2004 5:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi,

there are only drivers for 3d acceleration available for some *old* radeon cards, but I don't know which cards are supported.

According to this (german!): http://www.gentoo.de/doc/de/ati-faq.xml you are able to get 3d accelerated drivers up to radeon 9000.

Now it depends on the card _you_ are using! ;-)

Best regards,

Markus
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gnomeza
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 27, 2004 9:01 am    Post subject: No 3D accel on Radeon 9600 (M10) Reply with quote

Just to confirm that there is no hardware 3D acceleration on the Radeon 9600 M10 as found on the Powerbook G4 15" 1.25 GHz and 15" 1GHz (late 2003 models).
ibooks with Radeon 9200s do have 3D acceleration.

Basically all cards up to R280 (9200) have 3D acceleration, more recent cards don't.

See the Radeon driver man page for supported cards:
http://www.die.net/doc/linux/man/man4/radeon.4.html
and the Gentoo ATI Radeon FAQ
http://www.gentoo.org/doc/en/ati-faq.xml
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