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RADEON(4x)							    RADEON(4x)

       radeon -	ATI/AMD	RADEON video driver

       Section "Device"
	 Identifier "devname"
	 Driver	"radeon"

       radeon  is an Xorg driver for ATI/AMD RADEON-based video	cards with the
       following features:

       o Full support for 8-, 15-, 16- and 24-bit pixel	depths;
       o RandR 1.2 and RandR 1.3 support;
       o Full EXA 2D acceleration;
       o Textured XVideo acceleration including	anti-tearing support  (Bicubic
	 filtering   only  available  on  R/RV3xx,  R/RV/RS4xx,	 R/RV5xx,  and
       o 3D acceleration;

       The radeon driver supports PCI, AGP, and	PCIe video cards based on  the
       following ATI/AMD chips (note: list is non-exhaustive):

       R100	   Radeon 7200
       RV100	   Radeon 7000(VE), M6,	RN50/ES1000
       RS100	   Radeon IGP320(M)
       RV200	   Radeon 7500,	M7, FireGL 7800
       RS200	   Radeon IGP330(M)/IGP340(M)
       RS250	   Radeon Mobility 7000	IGP
       R200	   Radeon 8500,	9100, FireGL 8800/8700
       RV250	   Radeon 9000PRO/9000,	M9
       RV280	   Radeon 9200PRO/9200/9200SE/9250, M9+
       RS300	   Radeon 9100 IGP
       RS350	   Radeon 9200 IGP
       RS400/RS480 Radeon XPRESS 200(M)/1100 IGP
       R300	   Radeon 9700PRO/9700/9500PRO/9500/9600TX, FireGL X1/Z1
       R350	   Radeon 9800PRO/9800SE/9800, FireGL X2
       R360	   Radeon 9800XT
       RV350	   Radeon 9600PRO/9600SE/9600/9550, M10/M11, FireGL T2
       RV360	   Radeon 9600XT
       RV370	   Radeon X300,	M22
       RV380	   Radeon X600,	M24
       RV410	   Radeon X700,	M26 PCIe
       R420	   Radeon X800 AGP
       R423/R430   Radeon X800,	M28 PCIe
       R480/R481   Radeon X850 PCIe/AGP
		   Radeon X1300/X1400/X1500/X1550/X2300
       R520	   Radeon X1800
       RV530/RV560 Radeon X1600/X1650/X1700
       RV570/R580  Radeon X1900/X1950
		   Radeon X1200/X1250/X2100
       R600	   Radeon HD 2900
       RV610/RV630 Radeon HD 2400/2600/2700/4200/4225/4250
       RV620/RV635 Radeon HD 3410/3430/3450/3470/3650/3670
       RV670	   Radeon HD 3690/3850/3870
       RS780/RS880 Radeon HD 3100/3200/3300/4100/4200/4250/4290
       RV710/RV730 Radeon						    HD
		   Radeon HD 4770/4730/4830/4850/4860/4870/4890
       CEDAR	   Radeon HD 5430/5450/6330/6350/6370
       REDWOOD	   Radeon HD 5550/5570/5650/5670/5730/5750/5770/6530/6550/6570
       JUNIPER	   Radeon HD 5750/5770/5830/5850/5870/6750/6770/6830/6850/6870
       CYPRESS	   Radeon HD 5830/5850/5870
       HEMLOCK	   Radeon HD 5970
       PALM	   Radeon HD 6310/6250
       SUMO/SUMO2  Radeon HD 6370/6380/6410/6480/6520/6530/6550/6620
       BARTS	   Radeon HD 6790/6850/6870/6950/6970/6990
       TURKS	   Radeon HD 6570/6630/6650/6670/6730/6750/6770
       CAICOS	   Radeon HD 6430/6450/6470/6490
       CAYMAN	   Radeon HD 6950/6970/6990
       ARUBA	   Radeon HD 7000 series
       TAHITI	   Radeon HD 7900 series
       PITCAIRN	   Radeon HD 7800 series
       VERDE	   Radeon HD 7700 series
       OLAND	   Radeon HD 8000 series
       HAINAN	   Radeon HD 8000 series
       BONAIRE	   Radeon HD 7790 series
       HAWAII	   Radeon R9 series

       Please refer to xorg.conf(5) for	general	configuration  details.	  This
       section only covers configuration details specific to this driver.

       The following driver Options are	supported:

       Option "SWcursor" "boolean"
	      Selects software cursor.	The default is off.

       Option "Accel" "boolean"
	      Enables or disables all hardware acceleration.
	      The default is on.

       Option "ZaphodHeads" "string"
	      Specify  the  RandR output(s) to use with	zaphod mode for	a par-
	      ticular driver instance.	If you use this	option	you  must  use
	      this option for all instances of the driver.
	      For  example:  Option  "ZaphodHeads"  "LVDS,VGA-0"  will	assign
	      xrandr outputs LVDS and VGA-0 to this instance of	the driver.

       Option "ColorTiling" "boolean"
	      The framebuffer can be addressed either in linear	or tiled mode.
	      Tiled  mode can provide significant performance benefits with 3D
	      applications.  Tiling will be disabled if	the drm	module is  too
	      old or if	the current display configuration does not support it.
	      On R600+ this enables 1D tiling mode.
	      The default value	is on for R/RV3XX,  R/RV4XX,  R/RV5XX,	RS6XX,
	      Southern Islands,	 and  Sea  Islands  and	 off  for  R/RV/RS1XX,
	      R/RV/RS2XX, RS3XX, and RS690/RS780/RS880 when fast fb feature is

       Option "ColorTiling2D" "boolean"
	      The framebuffer can be addressed either in  linear,  1D,	or  2D
	      tiled  modes.  2D	tiled mode can provide significant performance
	      benefits over 1D tiling with 3D applications.   Tiling  will  be
	      disabled	if the drm module is too old or	if the current display
	      configuration does not support it.  KMS  ColorTiling2D  is  only
	      supported	on R600	and newer chips	and requires Mesa 9.0 or newer
	      for R6xx-ARUBA, Mesa 9.2 or newer	for Southern Islands, and Mesa
	      10.1 or newer for	Sea Islands.
	      The  default value is on for R/RV6XX, R/RV7XX, RS780, RS880, EV-
	      ERGREEN, CAYMAN, ARUBA, Southern Islands,	and Sea	Islands.

       Option "DRI" "integer"
	      Define the maximum level of DRI to enable. Valid	values	are  2
	      for  DRI2	 or 3 for DRI3.	 The default is	3 for DRI3 if the Xorg
	      version is >= 1.18.3 and glamor  is  enabled,  otherwise	2  for
	      DRI2.  Note:  DRI3 may not work correctly	in all cases with EXA,
	      enable at	your own risk.

       Option "EnablePageFlip" "boolean"
	      Enable DRI2 page flipping.  The default is on.  Pageflipping  is
	      supported	on all radeon hardware.

       Option "TearFree" "boolean"
	      Set  the	default	 value	of the per-output 'TearFree' property,
	      which controls tearing prevention	using the hardware page	 flip-
	      ping  mechanism. TearFree	is on for any CRTC associated with one
	      or more outputs with TearFree on.	Two separate  scanout  buffers
	      need to be allocated for each CRTC with TearFree on. While Tear-
	      Free is on for any CRTC, it currently prevents clients from  us-
	      ing  DRI page flipping. If this option is	set, the default value
	      of the property is property is auto, which means	that  TearFree
	      is  on  for outputs with rotation	or other RandR transforms, and
	      for RandR	1.4 slave outputs, otherwise off.

       Option "AccelMethod" "string"
	      Chooses between  available  acceleration	architectures.	 Valid
	      values  are  EXA	(for  pre-TAHITI GPUs) and glamor (for R300 or
	      higher). The default is glamor with R600 or newer	(with Xorg  >=
	      1.18.3, otherwise	with TAHITI or newer), otherwise EXA.

       The following driver Options are	supported for glamor :

       Option "ShadowPrimary" "boolean"
	      This option enables a so-called "shadow primary" buffer for fast
	      CPU access to pixel data,	and separate scanout buffers for  each
	      display  controller  (CRTC).   This  may improve performance for
	      some 2D workloads, potentially at	the expense of other (e.g. 3D,
	      video)  workloads.  Note in particular that enabling this	option
	      currently	disables page flipping.	 The default is	off.

       The following driver Options are	supported for EXA :

       Option "EXAVSync" "boolean"
	      This option attempts to avoid tearing by stalling	the engine un-
	      til  the	display	 controller has	passed the destination region.
	      It reduces tearing at the	cost of	performance and	has been known
	      to cause instability on some chips.  The default is off.

       Option "EXAPixmaps" "boolean"
	      Under KMS, to avoid thrashing pixmaps in/out of VRAM on low mem-
	      ory cards, we use	a heuristic based on VRAM amount to  determine
	      whether  to  allow  EXA  to  use VRAM for	non-essential pixmaps.
	      This option allows us to override	the heuristic.	The default is
	      on  with > 32MB VRAM, off	with < 32MB or when fast fb feature is
	      enabled for RS690/RS780/RS880.

       Option "SwapbuffersWait"	"boolean"
	      This option controls the behavior	of glXSwapBuffers and glXCopy-
	      SubBufferMESA  calls  by GL applications.	 If enabled, the calls
	      will avoid tearing by making sure	the display scanline  is  out-
	      side  of	the area to be copied before the copy occurs.  If dis-
	      abled, no	scanline synchronization is performed, meaning tearing
	      will  likely occur.  Note	that when enabled, this	option can ad-
	      versely affect the framerate of applications that	render	frames
	      at less than refresh rate.

	      The default value	is on.

       The driver supports the following X11 Xv	attributes for Textured	Video.
       You can use the "xvattr"	tool to	query/set those	attributes at runtime.

	      XV_VSYNC is used to control whether  textured  adapter  synchro-
	      nizes the	screen update to the monitor vertical refresh to elim-
	      inate tearing.  It has two values: 'off'(0) and 'on'(1). The de-
	      fault is 'on'(1).

	      XV_CRTC  is  used	to control which display controller (crtc) the
	      textured	adapter	 synchronizes  the  screen  update  with  when
	      XV_VSYNC	is enabled.  The default, 'auto'(-1), will sync	to the
	      display controller that more of the video	is on;	when  this  is
	      ambiguous, the display controller	associated with	the RandR pri-
	      mary output is preferred.	 This attribute	is useful  for	things
	      like  clone  mode	 where	the user can best decide which display
	      should be	synced.	 The default is	'auto'(-1).

	      XV_BICUBIC is used to control whether  textured  adapter	should
	      apply  a	bicubic	filter to smooth the output. It	has three val-
	      ues: 'off'(0), 'on'(1) and 'auto'(2). 'off'  means  never	 apply
	      the  filter, 'on'	means always apply the filter and 'auto' means
	      apply the	filter only if the X and Y sizes are  scaled  to  more
	      than  double  to avoid blurred output.  Bicubic filtering	is not
	      currently	compatible with	other Xv  attributes  like  hue,  con-
	      trast,  and  brightness,	and  must be disabled to use those at-
	      tributes.	 The default is	'off'(0).

       Xorg(1),	xorg.conf(5), Xserver(1), X(7)

	1. Wiki	page:

	2. Overview about radeon development code:

	3. Mailing list:

	4. IRC channel:
	   #radeon on

	5. Query the bugtracker	for radeon bugs:

	6. Submit bugs & patches:

       Authors include:
       Rickard E. (Rik)	Faith
       Kevin E.	Martin
       Alan Hourihane
       Marc Aurele La France
       Benjamin	Herrenschmidt
       Michel Danzer
       Alex Deucher
       Bogdan D.
       Eric Anholt

X Version 11		     xf86-video-ati 7.9.0		    RADEON(4x)


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