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knACk
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 25, 2013 2:51 pm    Post subject: Radeon USE flag Reply with quote

Hi.
Small question
Do i need if i use catalyst or only if i use free driver?

for framebuffer i must activate VESA framebuffer or ATI radeon in kernel framebuffer section?

thanks.
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aim nano
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PostPosted: Sat Oct 26, 2013 4:53 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

radeon for open source driver
fglrx for proprietary driver

https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Radeon
http://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Fglrx

the radeon wiki shows disabling radeon framebuffer (so i'd go with vesa)
the fglrx wiki doesn't show the same (but i'd still probably go with vesa)
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 30, 2013 9:50 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Moved from Installing Gentoo to Portage & Programming.
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PostPosted: Fri Nov 01, 2013 3:13 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

aim nano wrote:
radeon for open source driver
fglrx for proprietary driver

https://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Radeon
http://wiki.gentoo.org/wiki/Fglrx

the radeon wiki shows disabling radeon framebuffer (so i'd go with vesa)
the fglrx wiki doesn't show the same (but i'd still probably go with vesa)


I can't speak for fglrx (so maybe this won't help knACk all that much) but vesa is *not* required for radeon (OSS) driver because the drm driver (quietly, you don't seem to find it in config) includes 'radeondrmfb' frame buffer. On my system (which is pure EFI, I should mention) radeondrmfb takes over from the generic EFI FB during boot. Whether this is true of all Radeon hardware I dunno, just thought I should mention it.
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