ATI Mobility Radeon Xpress 200M
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 following combination of software is almost working for me:
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]