[OpenIndiana-discuss] Radeon HD 3870 Best Practices?

Lou Picciano loupicciano at comcast.net
Fri Oct 1 17:07:29 UTC 2010

OpenIndiana Friends, 

Am trying to do a new install of oi-dev-147 on a machine with a Radeon HD 3870: So far, am using the VESA install, and we do get to the GUI desktop install environment. The Device Driver Utility correctly identifies the card. From this point, is there a preferred driver or package available which we can install? Or, what's the correct one for later? 

Alternatively, as this drive already has a 'raw' oi-dev-147 install on it, can I boot into the console using that existing install, then tweak my Xorg.conf and drivers from there? - OI does not have a 'safe mode', as I recall. 

What would the 'Best Practices' approach be? 

Don't know if this card represents an 'edge case', relevant bits are here: 
It is a (Diamond Viper) Radeon HD 3870 512MB GDDR4 PCIe. 
Model: ML30 3870PE4512SB 

Tks. Lou 

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