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          radeon - ATI/AMD RADEON video driver

          Section 34Device34
            Identifier 34devname34
            Driver 34radeon34

          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, and
            for 30-bit depth on Linux 3.16 and later;
          +o RandR 1.2 and RandR 1.3 support;
          +o Full EXA 2D acceleration;
          +o Textured XVideo acceleration including anti-tearing sup-
            port (Bicubic filtering only available on R/RV3xx,
            R/RV/RS4xx, R/RV5xx, and RS6xx/RS740);
          +o 3D acceleration;

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

          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
          R350        Radeon 9800PRO/9800SE/9800, FireGL X2
          R360        Radeon 9800XT
          RV350       Radeon 9600PRO/9600SE/9600/9550, M10/M11, FireGL
          RV360       Radeon 9600XT
          RV370       Radeon X300, M22
          RV380       Radeon X600, M24
          RV410       Radeon X700, M26 PCIe

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          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
          JUNIPER     Radeon HD
          CYPRESS     Radeon HD 5830/5850/5870
          HEMLOCK     Radeon HD 5970
          PALM        Radeon HD 6310/6250
          SUMO/SUMO2  Radeon HD
          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
          KAVERI      KAVERI APUs
          KABINI      KABINI APUs
          HAWAII      Radeon R9 series
          MULLINS     MULLINS APUs

          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:

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          Option 34SWcursor34 34boolean34
               Selects software cursor.  The default is off.

          Option 34Accel34 34boolean34
               Enables or disables all hardware acceleration.
               The default is on.

          Option 34ZaphodHeads34 34string34
               Specify the RandR output(s) to use with zaphod mode for
               a particular driver instance.  If you use this option
               you must use this option for all instances of the
               For example: Option 34ZaphodHeads34 34LVDS,VGA-034 will
               assign xrandr outputs LVDS and VGA-0 to this instance
               of the driver.

          Option 34ColorTiling34 34boolean34
               The framebuffer can be addressed either in linear or
               tiled mode. Tiled mode can provide significant perfor-
               mance 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, RS740, R/RV6XX, R/RV7XX, RS780, RS880, EVER-
               GREEN, CAYMAN, ARUBA, Southern Islands, and Sea Islands
               and off for R/RV/RS1XX, R/RV/RS2XX, RS3XX, and
               RS690/RS780/RS880 when fast fb feature is enabled.

          Option 34ColorTiling2D34 34boolean34
               The framebuffer can be addressed either in linear, 1D,
               or 2D tiled modes. 2D tiled mode can provide signifi-
               cant performance benefits over 1D tiling with 3D appli-
               cations.  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, EVERGREEN, CAYMAN, ARUBA, Southern Islands, and
               Sea Islands.

          Option 34DRI34 34integer34
               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

          Option 34EnablePageFlip34 34boolean34

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               Enable DRI2 page flipping.  The default is on. Page-
               flipping is supported on all radeon hardware.

          Option 34TearFree34 34boolean34
               Set the default value of the per-output 'TearFree'
               property, which controls tearing prevention using the
               hardware page flipping mechanism. TearFree is on for
               any CRTC associated with one or more outputs with Tear-
               Free on. Two separate scanout buffers need to be allo-
               cated for each CRTC with TearFree on. If this option is
               set, the default value of the property is 'on' or 'off'
               accordingly. If this option isn't set, the default
               value of the property is auto, which means that Tear-
               Free is on for rotated outputs, outputs with RandR
               transforms applied and for RandR 1.4 secondary outputs,
               otherwise off.

          Option 34AccelMethod34 34string34
               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 34ShadowPrimary34 34boolean34
               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 34EXAVSync34 34boolean34
               This option attempts to avoid tearing by stalling the
               engine until the display controller has passed the des-
               tination region.  It reduces tearing at the cost of
               performance and has been known to cause instability on
               some chips.  The default is off.

          Option 34EXAPixmaps34 34boolean34
               Under KMS, to avoid thrashing pixmaps in/out of VRAM on
               low memory 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

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               VRAM, off with < 32MB or when fast fb feature is
               enabled for RS690/RS780/RS880.

          Option 34SwapbuffersWait34 34boolean34
               This option controls the behavior of glXSwapBuffers and
               glXCopySubBufferMESA calls by GL applications.  If
               enabled, the calls will avoid tearing by making sure
               the display scanline is outside of the area to be
               copied before the copy occurs.  If disabled, no scan-
               line synchronization is performed, meaning tearing will
               likely occur.  Note that when enabled, this option can
               adversely 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 Tex-
          tured 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_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 primary
               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

               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 to
               avoid blurred output.  Bicubic filtering is not cur-
               rently compatible with other Xv attributes like hue,

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               contrast, and brightness, and must be disabled to use
               those attributes.  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 irc.freenode.net

           5. Query the bugtracker for radeon bugs:

           6. Submit bugs & patches:

          Authors include:
          Rickard E. (Rik) Faith   faith@precisioninsight.com
          Kevin E. Martin          kem@freedesktop.org
          Alan Hourihane           alanh@fairlite.demon.co.uk
          Marc Aurele La France    tsi@xfree86.org
          Benjamin Herrenschmidt   benh@kernel.crashing.org
          Michel D:anzer            michel@daenzer.net
          Alex Deucher             alexdeucher@gmail.com
          Bogdan D.                bogdand@users.sourceforge.net
          Eric Anholt              eric@anholt.net

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