Bug 73380 - Support for Radeon 9000
Support for Radeon 9000
Product: Red Hat Linux
Classification: Retired
Component: XFree86 (Show other bugs)
i386 Linux
medium Severity high
: ---
: ---
Assigned To: Mike A. Harris
David Lawrence
Depends On:
  Show dependency treegraph
Reported: 2002-09-03 16:13 EDT by Need Real Name
Modified: 2007-04-18 12:46 EDT (History)
0 users

See Also:
Fixed In Version:
Doc Type: Bug Fix
Doc Text:
Story Points: ---
Clone Of:
Last Closed: 2002-09-03 16:13:35 EDT
Type: ---
Regression: ---
Mount Type: ---
Documentation: ---
Verified Versions:
Category: ---
oVirt Team: ---
RHEL 7.3 requirements from Atomic Host:
Cloudforms Team: ---

Attachments (Terms of Use)

  None (edit)
Description Need Real Name 2002-09-03 16:13:27 EDT
From Bugzilla Helper:
User-Agent: Mozilla/5.0 Galeon/1.2.5 (X11; Linux i686; U;) Gecko/20020606

Description of problem:
XFree86 4.2.0 is lacking support for the ATI Radeon 9000 but, because of its
similarity to the Radeon 7500 should be easy to include.

Version-Release number of selected component (if applicable):

How reproducible:

Steps to Reproduce:
Selecting the radeon X display driver results in a "No screens found" error message

Additional info:

There is a patch supposedly fixing this issue at
Comment 1 Mike A. Harris 2002-09-03 19:12:30 EDT
I've made the Radeon 9000 entry point to the "vesa" driver in rawhide,
as it is the fallback when native support is not available yet.  I
do not have a Radeon 9x00 currently for testing, and we do not
officially support it since it is not officially supported in XFree86

The above hack is potentially an acceptable workaround for people if
it does work, however it is just that "a hack".  It is too far into our
development cycle to make such changes without being able to personally
confirm driver stability, etc, so I'm not willing to make such a change
at this point in time.

When released XFree86 4.3.0 will likely support this hardware natively.

Until 4.3.0 is released and integrated into the distribution officially,
Radeon 9x00 hardware is officially unsupported in Red Hat Linux 7.3,
and our current development in progress.

I'd love to change that, and make official Red Hat support for this
available, but unfortunately time simply does not permit that right

Note You need to log in before you can comment on or make changes to this bug.