These release notes provide information on the latest posting of ATI's proprietary Linux driver version 3.7.6.
The ATI Linux release notes provides information on the following:
- ATI Proprietary Linux Driver Features
- New Features
- Web Content
- ATI Workstation Product Support
- ATI MOBLITIY™ Product Support
- ATI Desktop product family support
- Operating systems supported
- Minimum System Requirements
- Resolved Issues in the ATI Proprietary Linux Driver Version 3.7.6
- Known Issues
- Linux Feedback Program
ATI Proprietary Linux Driver Features
The ATI proprietary Linux driver provides TV Output support for ATI graphics cards that support TV out. The ATI proprietary Linux driver also allows for the following monitor arrangements:
- Laptop Mode (toggle between internal or external screen)
- Clone Mode (same content on both screens)
- Big Desktop (one desktop stretched across two screens)
- Dual Head (separate instances of XFree86 running on each screen
The latest version of the ATI proprietary Linux driver now provides support for the ATI RADEON™ 9800 XT.
Currently, this driver is available in rpm format only. Three different packages are available for each specific version of XFree86. One of these three versions must be installed before installing the ATI proprietary Linux driver.
Note: Refer to the minimum system requirements listed below to ensure you have downloaded the correct driver package for your system.
ATI Workstation Product Support
The ATI proprietary Linux driver is designed to support the following ATI Workstation products:
MOBILITY™ FireGL™ T2
MOBILITY™ FireGL™ 9100
ATI MOBLITIY™ Product Support
The ATI Proprietary Linux driver is designed to support the following ATI MOBILITY™ product family:
ATI Desktop product family support
The ATI Proprietary Linux driver is designed to support the following ATI desktop product family:
Table 1: Desktop Product Support RADEON™ 9800 series
RADEON™ 9700 series
RADEON™ 9600 series
RADEON™ 9500 series
RADEON™ 9200 series
RADEON™ 9100 series
RADEON™ 9000 series
RADEON™ 8500 series
Note: ATI All-In-Wonder variants based on the above are also supported. Video capture however is not supported.
Operating systems supported
The latest version of the ATI proprietary Linux driver is designed to support the following Linux distributions:
Note: The ATI proprietary Linux driver should install on a number of other Linux variants as well. Refer to the installation instructions for more information
Minimum System Requirements
Before attempting to install the ATI proprietary Linux driver, the following software must be installed:
Note: If you are unsure of which version of XFree86 is installed on your system, download and run Check.sh from a command line to verify the version.
For best performance and ease of use, ATI recommends the following:
- Kernel module build environment - should include the following:
- ISSE Support enabled in your Linux Kernel
- The rpm utility should be installed and configured correctly on your system
- QT version 2.x.x is needed for the ATI Control Panel, but is not mandatory
Resolved Issues in the ATI Proprietary Linux Driver Version 3.7.6
The following section provides a summary of issues that have been resolved in the latest release of the ATI Proprietary Linux Driver. These include:
- The ATI Proprietary Linux driver no longer fails to load on AMD Athlon systems. Further information on this issue can be found at: http://www.ati.com/support/infobase/4469.html
- The ATI Proprietary Linux driver version 3.7.6 provides hardware acceleration under WineX. Further information on this issue can be found at: http://www.ati.com/support/infobase/4470.html
The following section provides a brief description of known issues associated with the latest version of ATI proprietary Linux driver. These include the following:
- 3D Linux applications exhibit tearing in fast moving objects. Further information on this issue can be found at: http://www.ati.com/support/infobase/4464.html
- TV Display is corrupt after switching resolutions. Further information on this issue can be found at: http://www.ati.com/support/infobase/4462.html
- 3D Linux applications corrupt or hang with force multi-sample visuals enabled. Further information on this issue can be found at: http://www.ati.com/support/infobase/4463.html
- ATI Control Panel gamma controls turn the display green. Further information on this issue can be found at: http://www.ati.com/support/infobase/4461.html
Linux Feedback Program
The ATI proprietary Linux driver releases may incorporate suggestions received through the Linux feedback program. Please refer to http://apps.ati.com/linuxDfeedback/ and provide us further feedback.
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