Red Hat Bugzilla – Bug 73380
Support for Radeon 9000
Last modified: 2007-04-18 12:46:18 EDT
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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):
Steps to Reproduce:
Selecting the radeon X display driver results in a "No screens found" error message
There is a patch supposedly fixing this issue at
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