> On Thu, Nov 29, 2001 at 12:24:28PM +1100, Bradley C. Goldsmith wrote:
> > HI All,
> > I've seen a fair bit of conjecture on the newsgroups about this. So
> > for once and for all :) , is it possible to get dri going on a laptop
> > with a ATI mobility chipset (in my case a gateway solo 9300)?
> > Does anyone of the list have any experience with this that they may want
> > to share?
> I asked about the ATI Rage Mobility M1 and got no response.
> However, there does seem to be a development branch of a
> DRI driver called Mach64 in some state which may or may
> not work.
If you have a card based on the Rage128 which includes some of the Mobility
chips and from memory (meaning check this out first don't just believe me)
the M1 could be based on Rage128.
If you have some of the other versions such as the humble P (as I do). Then
you will pretty much have to be satisfied to wait for a while. Work is
progressing on the driver but it is by no means ready for realease. The
developers have gotten the glxgears application to work accelerated and can
run games but the games are often missing rather important bits (like being
able to draw textures and things).
I basically follow the dri-devel mailing list just to keep up with how things
are going and while things are progressing it will still be a while before a
usable driver is ready. The developers could of course use help but you would
have to be very good at compiling, installing and running your X server / DRI
from scratch and then be able to assisst in tracking down problems without
needing alot of help through the process (this I'm afraid is beyond me at the
moment so I am just following the discussing and gleaming a litle bit of what
is going on).
Hope this helps, sorry it's a bit vague.
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