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The purpose of this page is to give you streamlined steps for setting up your video hardware for X, and desktop environments such as GNOME.
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{{Important|Editors: OK, I've decided to change the plans for this page. This is going to be a page similar to [[Subarches]]. The idea is to help people to identify their hardware and guide them toward the correct driver for their chipset. The focus will be primarily on defining the types of hardware that are supported, what products they appear in, and how to know if you have this hardware, and also give people good general overview of options available to them (free vs. proprietary, etc.) Other important topics that apply to all drivers, like <code>eselect opengl</code> should be covered as well. This will then serve as the meta-page for Video support, with individual ebuild pages holding the details for each driver.}}
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ie vesafb & uvesafb
  
== Video Drivers ==
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{{DISQUS}}
 
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first determine which video card you have and which driver it requires.
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<console>###i## lspci -k</console>
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=== Intel ===
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Add or Edit the <code>VIDEO_CARDS</code> global variable in <code>/etc/make.conf</code> to the value in the following table appropriate for the Intel graphics hardware.
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* '''NEED TABLE''': available drivers, hardware gen, VIDEO_CARDS variable
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gen 1&2:
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{{file|name=/etc/portage/make.conf|lang=|desc=set video global variable|body=
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VIDEO_CARDS="intel"
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}}
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gen 3
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{{file|name=/etc/portage/make.conf|lang=|desc=set video global variable|body=
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VIDEO_CARDS="intel i915"
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}}
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gen 4+
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{{file|name=/etc/portage/make.conf|lang=|desc=set video global variable|body=
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VIDEO_CARDS="intel i965"
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}}
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* custom kernel menuconfig settings
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=== AMD/ATI ===
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Users can choose between free ({{Package|x11-drivers/xf86-video-ati}}) and proprietary ({{Package|x11-drivers/ati-drivers}}) video drivers. The free drivers are recommended as the proprietary drivers are not currently maintained very well by AMD.
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Add or Edit the VIDEO_CARDS global variable in <code>/etc/make.conf</code> to the value in the following table appropriate for the AMD/ATI graphics hardware.
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* '''NEED TABLE''': available drivers, hardware gen, required VIDEO_CARDS variable
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Open source drivers:
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{{file|name=/etc/portage/make.conf|lang=|desc=set video global variable|body=
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VIDEO_CARDS="radeon"
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}}
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Closed source drivers:
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{{file|name=/etc/portage/make.conf|lang=|desc=set video global variable|body=
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VIDEO_CARDS="fglrx"
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}}
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* custom kernel menuconfig settings
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=== Nvidia ===
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Users can choose between Open (nouveau) and Closed-Source (nvidia) video drivers. Add or Edit the VIDEO_CARDS global variable in /etc/portage/make.conf to the value in the following table appropriate for the Nvidia graphics hardware.
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* '''NEED TABLE''': nouveau + nvidia-drivers versions, hardware gen, required VIDEO_CARDS variable
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Open source drivers:
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{{file|name=/etc/portage/make.conf|lang=|desc=set video global variable|body=
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VIDEO_CARDS="nouveau"
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}}
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Closed source [[Package:NVIDIA_Linux_Display_Drivers | drivers]]:
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{{file|name=/etc/portage/make.conf|lang=|desc=set video global variable|body=
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VIDEO_CARDS="nvidia"
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}}
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* custom kernel menuconfig settings
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different settings for nouveau and nvidia
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=== Other ===
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==== Multiple Cards (Hybrid Graphics) ====
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recommended make.conf VIDEO_CARDS
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Hybrid intel/ati:
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{{file|name=/etc/portage/make.conf|lang=|desc=set video global variable|body=
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VIDEO_CARDS="fglrx intel"
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}}
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==== Virtual Machine Guests ====
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(details?)
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These settings are used by Parallels VM's and presumably others
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{{file|name=/etc/portage/make.conf|lang=|desc=set video global variable|body=
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VIDEO_CARDS="vesa vga"
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}}
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==== Raspberry Pi ====
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(details?)
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== Install ==
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once your video cards variable is set in make.conf merge changes into your system
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<console>###i## emerge -avuND world</console>
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eselect profile?
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==Configure X.org==
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===Intel===
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===Nvidia===
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nvidia-xconfig, etc.
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===AMD/ATI===
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aticonfig, etc.
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<console># ##i##aticonfig --initial --input=/etc/X11/xorg.conf</console>
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==Configure framebuffer==
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What to put in boot.conf etc. Assumes that the kernel is correctly configured.
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===Intel===
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===Nvidia===
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* settings for nouveau
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* settings for nvidia-drivers
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* How to use sys-apps/v86d
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===AMD/ATI===
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* settings for fglxr
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* settings for radeon, etc.
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==Finalize and test==
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* eselect opengl
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{{note|change the number of card eselected to match the card of your system}}
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<console>###i## eselect opengl list
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###i## eselect opengl set 1</console>
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* eselect opencl
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{{note|some setups can make use of opencl}}
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<console>###i##eselect opencl list
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###i##eselect opencl set 1</console>
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* test
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==Troubleshooting==
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* e.g. what to do if only a blank screen
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Latest revision as of 06:05, November 25, 2014

this page needs framebuffering and console resolution information.

ie vesafb & uvesafb

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