The ATI/AMD Linux display driver
was released last night for both x86 and x86_64 platforms.
The biggest feature of this release is the support for Linux Kernel 2.6.20. Also, the AMD Catalyst Control Centre now features localization in the following languages: Arabic, Chinese (Simplified), Chinese (Traditional), Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Russian, Swedish, Spanish, Thai, and Turkish. The AMD Catalyst Linux software suite does not come packaged as RPM archives for XFree86 4.3 and X.org 6.8, only as an unique installer for both x86 and x86_64 platforms. Issues resolved in this release:
￭ In certain AGP graphics cards, the system no longer ceases to respond when switching from the X-Server display to a text console.Known issues of this release
￭ Attempting to install the AMD Catalyst Linux Graphics Driver software suite on distributions that have updated certain 3D components outside of the stock XOrg 6.8.2 may result in the driver not initializing 3D applications properly.
￭ Enabling stereo may result in rectangular corruption in X Windows on the screen's right hand side.
￭ The AMD Catalyst Control Centre: Linux Edition may exhibit an exception on the X1900 Series graphics board family running certain desktops.
￭ Using the xgl enabled x-server interface disables display switching hot plug support.
￭ An increase in CPU utilization will be experienced for video playback using GLESX compared to GSL.
￭ Video tearing during playback.
￭ There is no support for video playback on the second head in dual head mode.
For requirements and more information about this release, please go here
You can download the ATI/AMD Linux Display Driver now from Softpedia