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clean up a bit to drobbins's specifications, alphabetize a bit, left some xorg config stuff as its not in other pages, add framebuffer specific to other.
First determine which video card you have and which driver it requires.
<console>###i## lspci -nn | grep -i vga</console>
 
to see what your system is using:
<console>###i## lspci -k</console>
Once hardware is determined use the following sections to add or edit the <code>VIDEO_CARDS</code> global variable in <code>/etc/portage/[[make.conf]]</code>. For more granular details including kernel configurations, frame buffer settings, and xorg configurations: see specific package page links. === AMD/ATI ===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. ==== Cards ====* '''NEED TABLE''': available drivers, hardware gen, required VIDEO_CARDS variable ==== {{package|x11-drivers/xf86-video-ati}} ====Open source drivers:{{file|name=/etc/portage/make.conf|lang=|desc=set video global variable|body=VIDEO_CARDS="radeon"}} ==== {{Package|x11-drivers/ati-drivers}} ====Closed source drivers:{{file|name=/etc/portage/make.conf|lang=|desc=set video global variable|body=VIDEO_CARDS="fglrx"}}
=== Intel ===
* '''NEED KERNEL CONFIGS'''
 
==== Cards ====
* '''NEED TABLE''': available drivers, hardware gen, VIDEO_CARDS variable
}}
=== AMD/ATI ===
Users can choose between free (radeon) 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.
* '''NEED KERNEL CONFIGS'''
 
==== Cards ====
* '''NEED TABLE''': available drivers, hardware gen, required VIDEO_CARDS variable
 
==== {{package|x11-drivers/xf86-video-ati}} ====
Open source drivers:
{{file|name=/etc/portage/make.conf|lang=|desc=set video global variable|body=
VIDEO_CARDS="radeon"
}}
 
==== {{Package|x11-drivers/ati-drivers}} ====
Closed source drivers:
{{file|name=/etc/portage/make.conf|lang=|desc=set video global variable|body=
VIDEO_CARDS="fglrx"
}}
=== Nvidia ===
Users can choose between Open (nouveau) and Closed-Source ({{package|x11-drivers/nvidia) -drivers}} 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 Open nouveau drivers are preferred as many kernels conflict with closed-source drivers.* '''NEED KERNEL CONFIGS'''
==== Cards ====
VIDEO_CARDS="nvidia"
}}
 
see [[Uvesafb]] for framebuffering.
=== Other ===
VIDEO_CARDS="vesa vga"
}}
 
==== Framebuffer Specific ====
=====[[Uvesafb]]=====
 
====={{package|x11-drivers/xf86-video-vesa}}=====
==== Raspberry Pi ====
== Install ==
once Once your video cards variable is variables are set in [[make.conf]] , and kernel configurations are arranged merge changes into your system:
<console>###i## emerge -avuND world</console>
{{note|we should change world to the specific package that pulls in all the other video stuff so if this page is ran on an old stale system it doesn't pull in 50 bazillion packages}}
 
==Configure X.org==
 
===Intel===
?
 
===Nvidia===
nvidia-xconfig, etc.
aticonfig, etc.
<console># ##i##aticonfig --initial --input=/etc/X11/xorg.conf</console>
 
==Configure framebuffer==
What to put in boot.conf etc. Assumes that the kernel is correctly configured.
===Intel===
?
===Nvidia===
* settings for nouveau
* settings for nvidia-drivers
* How to use sys-apps/v86d
===AMD/ATI===
* settings for fglxr
* settings for radeon, etc.
==Finalize and test==
 
==== eselect opengl ====
{{note|change the number of card eselected to match the card of your system}}
###i##eselect opencl set 1</console>
* reboot/test process
 
==Tips and Tricks==
 
===compressed video playback===
 
* VDPAU, VA-API
* how to set up mplayer, etc.
==Troubleshooting==
* what to do if only a blank screen
* nvidia-drivers users updating media-libs/mesa
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