ATI Mobility Radeon 7000

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This is an ATI video adapter


  • Chipset: ATI M6
  • PCI ID: 1002:4c59
  • AGP 4X
  • 8 or 16MB DDR-SDRAM video memory
  • External VGA up to: 2048x1536x16.7M at 75Hz

Also known (in IBM literature) as....

  • ATI Mobility RADEON
  • ATI Rage Mobility RADEON M6
  • ATI Rage Mobility RADEON M6MC
  • ATI Mobility RADEON M6C (eg. M6C-16h)
  • ATI Mobility RADEON M6 LY

Linux driver - OpenSource

This adapter is supported by recent versions of the radeon driver as found in X.Org and XFree86.

ThinkPad LCD

Display on the internal LCD works as long as you set the monitor settings correct.

For Xinerama to work properly on Fedora Core 4 you need to first configure it with the display tools, then manually add

  • Option "MergedFB" "True"
  • Option "MonitorLayout" "LVDS, CRT"

to the Videocard0 section.

External VGA port

Works fine with xorg radeon driver.

SVideo port

SVideo out is supported by the ati.2 driver from the GATOS project.
Read here how to set it up.

Linux driver - Proprietary

This chip is not supported by the proprietary ATI driver

Linux kernel Framebuffer driver

  • Tested and working fine under Gentoo.
  • Tested and working under Debian Etch.
  • Tested and working under Debian (with re-compiled kernel 2.6.16-9).

ThinkPads this chip may be found in

Problems (and Solutions)

Problem with video output switching

On some models there are problems with video output switching and the xorg radeon driver.

Xorg & OpenGL

See for information on how to enable stable OpenGL support. Some of the tricks are:

  • disable the console frame buffer.
  • disable the hardware cursor in Xorg.
  • plus some more.

Additional site: <-- Closed!

NOTE: Default Dpi 16 bit for card Ati Mobility Radeon M6 LY

NOTE: I (User:msoos) actually got DRI direct rendering with framebuffer and hardware cursor, without any fancy setting at all (apart from re-compiling the 2.6.16-9 with some more-or-less standard setting) on Debian testing.

I (User:ungoliant) confirm what msoos said. DRI is working wonderfully with framebuffer and hardware cursor. AIGLX is working too, albeit a bit slow ( Compiz or Beryl are not as snappy as the 2D desktop is ). Debian Etch, and kernel 2.6.20.

The settings made with DRIconf can have a huge impact in 3D performance. Please take a look at DRI options for ATI Radeon.