ATI Catalyst 8.8 Proprietary Linux Display Driver
Posted on: 08/22/2008 01:00 PM

AMD has released new ATI Catalyst drivers for Linux

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:

Setting the Overscan to an invalid value no longer results in segmentation faults. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35211
XServer no longer fails when playing media files with XVideo enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35968
An incorrect error message is no longer returned when applying an unsupported TV geometry in a console terminal. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35212
Connecting a CRT display device to a system containing an ATI Mobility Radeon X1600 product no longer results in the display device flashing multiple times or failing to display an image when attempting to launch the Catalyst Control Center. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34300
Quake 3 Arena (demo): Segmentation faults no longer occur when attempting to play the game. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34302
OpenGL PBOs no longer fail to work with GL_RGB texture format
Ubuntu 7.04: aticonfig --enable-monitor no longer results in X restarting
Launching the Catalyst Control Center (Linux Edition) and clicking on the hyperlink located on the Welcome screen no longer results in the browser taking an extra long time to load the web page
The initial RPM installation no longer results in an libGL.so, no such file or directory error
The Linux installer now automatically determines the package to build
The Linux kernel module is no longer installed to wrong location if the Linux kernel is updated
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
Creating two successive connections no longer results in direct GL context to fail. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35215
Doom3: Connecting a secondary display device and configuring the game to launch on the secondary display device under x, no longer results the game failing to launch on the secondary display device
A segmentation fault no longer occurs in kdesktop_lock application
X no longer fails to start after installing the driver and configuring the driver using default values
Known Issues

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

DiscoveryStudio1.7: The print preview and save as functions may fail to work properly. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35219
Desktop corruption may be noticed when dragging the overlay/video when using dual-display mode. Further details can be found in topic number 737-29578
Bandwidth corruption may be 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
An X segmentation fault may occur when launching SUZI/textured video. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35214
The X Server may fail to reset clearly when AIGLX is enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35217
Running Xtest may result in the operating system failing to respond. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35927
Softimage XSI Ariane x64: A segmentation fault may occur when loading the application. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35963
The entire X desktop including the mouse cursor is choppy during playback of video files or suzi test app
Some display resolution mode may fail to be available when using component video
Connecting an HDMI display device may result in the audio failing to be heard
Entering a standby state while running a 3D application may result in desktop corruption being noticed when resuming the system
Logging out one of multiple users may result in X failing to display an image
For further information and general help on driver or software installation, game issues, and more, visit the ATI FAQ website.

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