[OpenIndiana-discuss] Radeon HD 3870 Best Practices?
loupicciano at comcast.net
Sat Oct 2 13:49:48 UTC 2010
By way of followup on this Radeon HD 3870 auto-detection question:
Am trying yet another fresh install - of oi-dev-147. The Device Driver Utility identifies the card, but assigns driver vgatext:
(do these ids correctly match the 'known suspects' list?)
Once we get OI installed, yes; I'll move on to a custom Xorg.conf file. But above may help the autodetection in the installers?
Thanks again, Lou
Subject: Re: [OpenIndiana-discuss] Radeon HD 3870 Best Practices?
I prefer the "radeon" driver which should be autodetected for your card.
I tested this with my current radeon cards and it works fine (but let me know on your specific card how things go).
Best to create a Xorg.conf file for advanced settings and custom monitor resolutions/dual & triple-head monitors.
~ Ken Mays
--- On Fri, 10/1/10, Lou Picciano <loupicciano at comcast.net> wrote:
> From: Lou Picciano <loupicciano at comcast.net>
> Subject: [OpenIndiana-discuss] Radeon HD 3870 Best Practices?
> To: "Discussion OpenIndiana" <openindiana-discuss at openindiana.org>
> Date: Friday, October 1, 2010, 1:07 PM
> 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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