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RADEON(4x)                                                          RADEON(4x)

       radeon - ATI RADEON video driver

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

       radeon is an Xorg driver for ATI 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 TV-out support (only on R/RV/RS1xx, R/RV/RS2xx, R/RV/RS3xx.
         Experimental support on R/RV5xx, R/RV6xx, and R/RV7xx through the
         ATOMTvOut option);
       o Full EXA 2D acceleration;
       o Full XAA 2D acceleration (only on R/RV/RS1xx, R/RV/RS2xx, R/RV/RS3xx,
         R/RV/RS4xx, R/RV5xx, RS6xx. XAA Render acceleration supported only on
         R/RV100, R/RV/RS2xx and RS3xx);
       o Textured XVideo acceleration including anti-tearing support (Bicubic
         filtering only available on R/RV3xx, R/RV/RS4xx, R/RV5xx, and RS6xx);
       o Overlay XVideo acceleration (only on R/RV/RS1xx, R/RV/RS2xx,
         R/RV/RS3xx, R/RV/RS4xx);
       o 3D acceleration (not supported on R/RV6xx and R/RV/RS7xx);

       The radeon driver supports PCI, AGP, and PCIE video cards based on the
       following ATI chips:

       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/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
       RV620/RV635 Radeon HD 3450/3470
       RV670       Radeon HD 3850/3870
       RS780       Radeon HD 3100/3200/3300
       RV710       Radeon HD 4350/4550
       RV730       Radeon HD 4650/4670
       RV770       Radeon HD 4850/4870

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

       The driver auto-detects all device information necessary to initialize
       the card.  However, if you have problems with auto-detection, you can

           VideoRam - in kilobytes
           MemBase  - physical address of the linear framebuffer
           IOBase   - physical address of the MMIO registers
           ChipID   - PCI DEVICE ID

       In addition, the following driver Options are supported:

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

       Option "NoAccel" "boolean"
              Enables or disables all hardware acceleration.
              The default is to enable hardware acceleration.

       Option "Dac6Bit" "boolean"
              Enables or disables the use of 6 bits per color component when
              in 8 bpp mode (emulates VGA mode).  By default, all 8 bits per
              color component are used.
              The default is off.

       Option "VideoKey" "integer"
              This overrides the default pixel value for the YUV video overlay
              The default value is 0x1E.

       Option "ScalerWidth" "integer"
              This sets the overlay scaler buffer width. Accepted values range
              from 1024 to 2048, divisible by 64, values other than 1536 and
              1920 may not make sense though. Should be set automatically, but
              noone has a clue what the limit is for which chip. If you think
              quality is not optimal when playing back HD video (with
              horizontal resolution larger than this setting), increase this
              value, if you get an empty area at the right (usually pink),
              decrease it. Note this only affects the "true" overlay via xv,
              it won't affect things like textured video.
              The default value is either 1536 (for most chips) or 1920.

       Option "AGPMode" "integer"
              Set AGP data transfer rate.  (used only when DRI is enabled)
              1      -- 1x (before AGP v3 only)
              2      -- 2x (before AGP v3 only)
              4      -- 4x
              8      -- 8x (AGP v3 only)
              others -- invalid
              The default is to leave it unchanged.

       Option "AGPFastWrite" "boolean"
              Enable AGP fast writes.  Enabling this is frequently the cause
              of instability. Used only when the DRI is enabled. If you enable
              this option you will get *NO* support from developers.
              The default is off.

       Option "BusType" "string"
              Used to replace previous ForcePCIMode option.  Should only be
              used when driver's bus detection is incorrect or you want to
              force a AGP card to PCI mode. Should NEVER force a PCI card to
              AGP bus.
              PCI    -- PCI bus
              AGP    -- AGP bus
              PCIE   -- PCI Express bus
              (used only when DRI is enabled)
              The default is auto detect.

       Option "DisplayPriority" "string"
              Used to prevent flickering or tearing problem caused by display
              buffer underflow.
              AUTO   -- Driver calculated (default).
              BIOS   -- Remain unchanged from BIOS setting.
                        Use this if the calculation is not correct
                        for your card.
              HIGH   -- Force to the highest priority.
                        Use this if you have problem with above options.
                        This may affect performance slightly.
              The default value is AUTO.

       Option "ColorTiling" "boolean"
              Frame buffer can be addressed either in linear or tiled mode.
              Tiled mode can provide significant performance benefits with 3D
              applications, for 2D it shouldn't matter much. Tiling will be
              disabled if the virtual x resolution exceeds 2048 (3968 for R300
              and above), or if DRI is enabled the drm module is too old.
              If this option is enabled, a new dri driver is required for
              direct rendering too.
              Color tiling will be automatically disabled in interlaced or
              doublescan screen modes.
              The default value is on.

       Option "IgnoreEDID" "boolean"
              Do not use EDID data for mode validation, but DDC is still used
              for monitor detection. This is different from NoDDC option.
              The default value is off.

       Option "PanelSize" "string"
              Should only be used when driver cannot detect the correct panel
              size.  Apply to both desktop (TMDS) and laptop (LVDS) digital
              panels.  When a valid panel size is specified, the timings
              collected from DDC and BIOS will not be used. If you have a
              panel with timings different from that of a standard VESA mode,
              you have to provide this information through the Modeline.
              For example, Option "PanelSize" "1400x1050"
              The default value is none.

       Option "EnablePageFlip" "boolean"
              Enable page flipping for 3D acceleration. This will increase
              performance but not work correctly in some rare cases, hence the
              default is off.  It is currently only supported on R/RV/RS4xx
              and older hardware.

       Option "ForceMinDotClock" "frequency"
              Override minimum dot clock. Some Radeon BIOSes report a minimum
              dot clock unsuitable (too high) for use with television sets
              even when they actually can produce lower dot clocks. If this is
              the case you can override the value here.  Note that using this
              option may damage your hardware.  You have been warned. The
              frequency parameter may be specified as a float value with
              standard suffixes like "k", "kHz", "M", "MHz".

       Option "RenderAccel" "boolean"
              Enables or disables hardware Render acceleration.  It is
              supported on all Radeon cards when using EXA acceleration and on
              Radeon R/RV/RS1xx, R/RV/RS2xx and RS3xx when usig XAA.  The
              default is to enable Render acceleration.

       Option "AccelMethod" "string"
              Chooses between available acceleration architectures.  Valid
              options are XAA and EXA.  XAA is the traditional acceleration
              architecture and support for it is very stable.  EXA is a newer
              acceleration architecture with better performance for the Render
              and Composite extensions, but the rendering code for it is newer
              and possibly unstable.  The default is XAA.

       Option "AccelDFS" "boolean"
              Use or don't use accelerated EXA DownloadFromScreen hook when
              possible (only when Direct Rendering is enabled, e.g.).
              Default: off with AGP due to issues with GPU->host transfers
              with some AGP bridges, on otherwise.

       Option "FBTexPercent" "integer"
              Amount of video RAM to reserve for OpenGL textures, in percent.
              With EXA, the remainder of video RAM is reserved for EXA
              offscreen management. Specifying 0 results in all offscreen
              video RAM being reserved for EXA and only GART memory being
              available for OpenGL textures. This may improve EXA performance,
              but beware that it may cause problems with OpenGL drivers from
              Mesa versions older than 6.4. With XAA, specifying lower
              percentage than what gets reserved without this option has no
              effect, but the driver tries to increase the video RAM reserved
              for textures to the amount specified roughly.  Default: 50.

       Option "DepthBits" "integer"
              Precision in bits per pixel of the shared depth buffer used for
              3D acceleration.  Valid values are 16 and 24. When this is 24,
              there will also be a hardware accelerated stencil buffer, but
              the combined depth/stencil buffer will take up twice as much
              video RAM as when it's 16.  Default: The same as the screen

       Option "DMAForXv" "boolean"
              Try or don't try to use DMA for Xv image transfers. This will
              reduce CPU usage when playing big videos like DVDs, but may
              cause instabilities.  Default: on.

       Option "SubPixelOrder" "string"
              Force subpixel order to specified order.  Subpixel order is used
              for subpixel decimation on flat panels.
              NONE   -- No subpixel (CRT like displays)
              RGB    -- in horizontal RGB order (most flat panels)
              BGR    -- in horizontal BGR order (some flat panels)

              This option is intended to be used in following cases:
              1. The default subpixel order is incorrect for your panel.
              2. Enable subpixel decimation on analog panels.
              3. Adjust to one display type in dual-head clone mode setup.
              4. Get better performance with Render acceleration on digital
              panels (use NONE setting).
              The default is NONE for CRT, RGB for digital panels

       Option "DynamicClocks" "boolean"
              Enable dynamic clock scaling.  The on-chip clocks will scale
              dynamically based on usage. This can help reduce heat and
              increase battery life by reducing power usage.  Some users
              report reduced 3D performance with this enabled.  The default is

       Option "VGAAccess" "boolean"
              Tell the driver if it can do legacy VGA IOs to the card. This is
              necessary for properly resuming consoles when in VGA text mode,
              but shouldn't be if the console is using radeonfb or some other
              graphic mode driver. Some platforms like PowerPC have issues
              with those, and they aren't necessary unless you have a real
              text mode in console. The default is off on PowerPC and SPARC
              and on on other architectures.

       Option "ReverseDDC" "boolean"
              When BIOS connector informations aren't available, use this
              option to reverse the mapping of the 2 main DDC ports. Use this
              if the X server obviously detects the wrong display for each
              connector. This is typically needed on the Radeon 9600 cards
              bundled with Apple G5s. The default is off.

       Option "LVDSProbePLL" "boolean"
              When BIOS panel informations aren't available (like on
              PowerBooks), it may still be necessary to use the firmware
              provided PLL values for the panel or flickering will happen.
              This option will force probing of the current value programmed
              in the chip when X is launched in that case.  This is only
              useful for LVDS panels (laptop internal panels).  The default is

       Option "TVDACLoadDetect" "boolean"
              Enable load detection on the TV DAC.  The TV DAC is used to
              drive both TV-out and analog monitors. Load detection is often
              unreliable in the TV DAC so it is disabled by default.  The
              default is off.

       Option "DefaultTMDSPLL" "boolean"
              Use the default driver provided TMDS PLL values rather than the
              ones provided by the bios. This option has no effect on Mac
              cards.  Enable this option if you are having problems with a DVI
              monitor using the internal TMDS controller.  The default is off.

       Option "DefaultTVDACAdj" "boolean"
              Use the default driver provided TVDAC Adj values rather than the
              ones provided by the bios. This option has no effect on Mac
              cards.  Enable this option if you are having problems with a
              washed out display on the secondary DAC.  The default is off.

       Option "DRI" "boolean"
              Enable DRI support.  This option allows you to enable to disable
              the DRI.  The default is off for RN50/ES1000 and on for others.

       Option "DefaultConnectorTable" "boolean"
              Enable this option to skip the BIOS connector table parsing and
              use the driver defaults for each chip.  The default is off

       Option "MacModel" "string"
              Used to specify Mac models for connector tables and quirks.  If
              you have a powerbook or mini with DVI that does not work
              properly, try the alternate options as Apple does not seem to
              provide a good way of knowing whether they use internal or
              external TMDS for DVI.  Only valid on PowerPC.  On Linux, the
              driver will attempt to detect the MacModel automatically.
              ibook                -- ibooks
              powerbook-external   -- Powerbooks with external DVI
              powerbook-internal   -- Powerbooks with integrated DVI
              powerbook-vga        -- Powerbooks with VGA rather than DVI
              mini-external        -- Mac Mini with external DVI
              mini-internal        -- Mac Mini with integrated DVI
              imac-g5-isight       -- iMac G5 iSight
              emac                 -- eMac G4
              The default value is undefined.

       Option "TVStandard" "string"
              Used to specify the default TV standard if you want to use
              something other than the bios default. Valid options are:
              The default value is undefined.

       Option "ForceTVOut" "boolean"
              Enable this option to force TV-out to always be detected as
              attached.  The default is off

       Option "IgnoreLidStatus" "boolean"
              Enable this option to ignore lid status on laptops and always
              detect LVDS as attached.  The default is on.

       Option "Int10" "boolean"
              This option allows you to disable int10 initialization.  Set
              this to False if you are experiencing a hang when initializing a
              secondary card.  The default is on.

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

       Option "ATOMTvOut" "boolean"
              This option enables experimental TV-out support for R/RV5xx,
              R/RV6xx, and R/RV7xx atombios chips. TV-out is experimental and
              may not function on these chips as well as hoped for.  The
              default is off.

       Option "R4xxATOM" "boolean"
              This option enables modesetting on R/RV4xx chips using atombios.
              The default is off.

       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
              synchronizes the screen update to the monitor vertical refresh
              to eliminate tearing.  It has two values: 'off'(0) and 'on'(1).
              The default is 'on'(1).

              XV_BICUBIC is used to control whether textured adapter should
              apply a bicubic filter to smooth the output. It has three
              values: '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, this to avoid blurred output.  The default is

       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 6.12.2                  RADEON(4x)


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