[OpenIndiana-discuss] Radeon HD 3870 Best Practices?

Alan Coopersmith alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
Sat Oct 2 16:42:45 UTC 2010

Lou Picciano wrote:
> Ken, 
> 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: 

The Device Driver Utility shows the kernel level driver, not the Xorg driver.
vgatext is the kernel driver expected for all video cards other than intel or
nvidia, at least until someone starts porting DRI drivers for the other cards.
Since that's not done for the radeon cards, you'll get the basic 2D support
out of Xorg, but nothing that requires a kernel driver - suspend/resume, 3D
acceleration, kernel mode setting,etc.

	-Alan Coopersmith-        alan.coopersmith at oracle.com
	 Oracle Solaris Platform Engineering: X Window System

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