[svlug] ATI 8500DV and GATOS setup

Ryan Joseph ryan at ryanjoseph.com
Fri May 9 14:26:18 PDT 2003

Incredible!  It worked - thank you!

Odd things are (of course) happening: most odd is when I first set
everything up and tested it, I ran 'glxgears' and was getting nearly
2,000 FPS.  Now, I only get 200 with what I thought was the same setup. 
However, TV still works, so I'm stoked.

If anyone has any troubleshooting ideas, let me know, but it's really
not that big of a deal.

Thanks everyone for all the help!


On Fri, 9 May 2003 15:25:18 -0700
Tim <tim at tetro.net> wrote:

> On Fri, May 09, 2003 at 12:59:31PM +0000, Ryan Joseph wrote:
> > I'm using XFree 4.3.0, and the gentoo-packaged ati-gatos drivers.
> I don't know if this is what Gentoo 1.4rc4 has, but according to this:
>   http://cvs.gentoo.org/cgi-bin/viewcvs.cgi/gentoo-x86/media-video/ati-gatos/ChangeLog
> the ati-gatos Gentoo package is from the Gatos release for XFree86
> 4.2.0, experimental release 11, which is a bit old, and not meant for
> the version of XFree86 you're using.
> > compiled and installed the drm kernel module from the ati-gatos
> > website and have that loaded.
> Which drm-kernel version did you install?  Did you install the Gatos
> 'km' (the kernel module that does the V4L stuff)?  Which version?
> Looking at the latest Gatos releases, here:
>   http://sourceforge.net/project/showfiles.php?group_id=12629
> I think you should install these three:
>   http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/gatos/ATI-4.3.0-9.i386.tar.gz?download
>   http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/gatos/drm-kernel-1.100.0-9.tar.gz?download
>   http://prdownloads.sourceforge.net/gatos/km-0.2.1.tgz?download
> But first maybe you should uninstall that ati-gatos Gentoo package.
> I hope that helps.
>    - Tim

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