ATI Catalyst 8.6 Proprietary Linux Display Driver
Posted on: 06/18/2008 10:48 PM

New ATI Catalyst Linux display drivers are available

New Features

This release of the Catalystâ„¢ Linux software driver introduces UYVY and YUY2 pixel format support. This support provides interleaved stream support for video playback applications such as TVTime and MythTV.

Resolved Issues

The following section provide a brief description of resolved issues with the latest version of the ATI Catalystâ„¢ Linux software suite. These include:

Enemy Territory: Quake Wars: Playing the demo on a system running X no longer results in corruption being noticed. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35208
Maya 2008: An incorrect colormap is no longer displayed for texture selector on systems running X. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35207
Quake 3 Arena (demo): Segmentation faults no longer occur when attempting to play the game. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35206
Quake3: Corruption is no longer noticed when changing the display resolution when the game is running. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35209
SECAM, NTSC or PAL signal changes when using aticonfig or Catalyst Control Center and now gets applied to the TV display output. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34297
Running X server without a window manager no longer results in the X server flashing green for a moment, going black, and the computer becoming unresponsive. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34299
Corruption is no longer noticed when connecting a DFP display device to a system running X after setting the TV mode to 1080i. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34301
Clock Gating is now supported and enable under the Linux operating system. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35191
The desktop background color is no longer displayed incorrectly when using xcommgr. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35192
Using the wrong delimiter in aticonfig --set-dispattrib=<disp>,<attr>, <value> no longer results in a segmentation fault. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35194
Audio out is now functioning after the installation of the ATI graphics drivers for Ubuntu 7.10. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35196
Bandwidth corruption is no longer noticed when setting the desktop resolution to 2048x1536 on systems containing an ATI Radeon HD 3200 series of product. Further details can be found in topic number 737-33499
Playing a video clip using mplayer with the Xv extension enabled no longer results in an error indicating that Xv could not find a free Xv port. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35198
Corruption is no longer noticed when enabling Big Desktop on systems containing an ATI FireGL X1 series of product and running X. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35199
Running the X server generations test no longer results in the operating system failing to respond or a Kernel panic to occur after first server generation on SuSE 10.3 64 bit. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35200
Attempting to resize a 2D application window no longer results in poor performance being noticed when composing is enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35201
Screen flicker is no longer noticed after running amdcccle in X. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35202
Corruption is no longer noticed when connecting a DFP display device to a system running X after setting the TV mode to 1080i. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35203
Glxgears corruption is no longer noticed in big desktop mode. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35204
Starting glxgears and/or fgl_glxgears no longer results in the gears failing to render on SuSE 10.2 x86_64. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35205
FGL_GLXGEARS or GLXGEARS: X no longer fails to respond when launching either of the applications. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35210

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