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ATI Catalyst Display Driver 8.7

July 23rd, 2008 by TimeDoctor

AMD has released their monthly Linux ATI Catalyst display driver package for their graphics cards; the requisite release notes include these changes:

  • Product support for Ubuntu 8.04 and SLED 10 sp2.
  • “Early look” support for Open Suse 11 and Redflag DT 7.0
  • The display no longer fails to display an image after the installation of the Linux graphics driver. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35929
  • Corruption is no longer noticed when switching from the laptop’s display to the external CRT display device. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35953
  • 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
  • An X segmentation fault no longer occurs when launching SUZI/textured video. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35214
  • Ubuntu 7.04: aticonfig –enable-monitor no longer results in X restarting. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35957
  • Creating two successive connections no longer results in direct GL context to fail. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35215

Download: [ amd.com ]

A variety of known issues are included after the break:

  • DiscoveryStudio1.7: The print preview and save as functions may fail to work properly. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35219
  • Quake 3 Arena (demo): Segmentation faults may occur when attempting to play the game. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34302
  • 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 2048×1536 on systems containing an ATI Radeon™ HD 3200 series of product. Further details can be found in topic number 737-33499
  • Connecting a CRT display device to a system containing an ATI Mobility™ Radeon™ X1600 product may result in the display device flashing multiple Verdana or failing to display an image when attempting to launch the Catalyst Control Center. Further details can be found in topic number 737-34300
  • Setting the Overscan to an invalid value may result in segmentation faults. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35211
  • An incorrect error message may be returned when applying an unsupported TV geometry in a console terminal. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35212
  • 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
  • XServer may fail when playing media files with XVideo enabled. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35968
  • Setting the Overscan to an invalid value may result in segmentation faults. Further details can be found in topic number 737-35211
  • 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

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