ATI Mobility Radeon Xpress 200M

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This is a ATI North Bridge with integrated video adapter, also known as Radeon Xpress 1150.


  • Video Chipset: ATI RC410 (Radeon Xpress 200M)
  • Video PCI ID: 1002:5a62
  • Video Memory: uses main memory (32MB up to 511MB main memory; 64MB over 511MB)

Linux driver - OpenSource

The VESA driver in Xorg 6.8.2 works. When configured in Fedora Core 4, the hardware discovery did not work, therefore the screen was configured for 800x600 only.

The "ati" driver in Xorg 7.0 worked fine under Gentoo Linux.

The radeon module works fine in X.Org 7.2 under openSUSE Linux 10.2.

Direct rendering (i.e., 3D acceleration) does not work, and is disabled explicitly in the driver. Look for this line in Xorg.0.log:

(II) RADEON(0): Direct rendering broken on XPRESS 200 and 200M

But Direct rendering is enabled experimentally in Ubuntu 8.04 using the 'ati' wrapper driver. From the Xorg.0.log:

(II) RADEON(0): Direct rendering experimental on RS400/Xpress 200 enabled
(II) RADEON(0): Direct rendering enabled

Linux driver - Proprietary

The latest version of the proprietary ATI driver to support this video chip is version 9.3
Later versions of the driver have dropped support for this particular chip. In addition this driver version only works up to kernel 2.6.28

The following combination of software is almost working for me:

  • gentoo-sources-2.6.14-r2
  • ati-drivers-8.19.10
  • xorg-x11-6.8.2-r6

Xorg hangs up sometimes unless I disable glx and dri modules in xorg.conf .

Linux kernel 2.6.15 and ati drivers 8.20.8 work flawlessly. DRI is enabled and graphics is fast (for this videocard). fglrxconfig puts "GammaCorrection" options in xorg.conf and it sometimes messes up colors so it is better to comment them out. If colors are messed up for some reason anyway run fireglcontrol and click on TvOut tab, it should cure the problem.

For Fedora Core 5

With GUI install

boot: linux vesa

Install kmod-fglrx from livna

#yum update kmod-fglrx

Install offical driver[Fake 690]

#X_VERSION=x690 ./

Initial fglrx

#aticonfig --initial



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