Official Radeon Driver 2.5.1

November 29th, 2002 by Alkini

Version 2.5.1 of the Official ATI Radeon Linux Driver has been released; fixes include:

  • “Powered By ATI” products install properly
  • OpenGL Render reports product name accurately
  • fglrxconfig program lists Radeon 9000 Pro and 9500 Pro
  • updated config program for improved multi-monitor setup

Radeon Driver 2.5.1 downloads: (installation instructions | release notes)

12 Responses to “Official Radeon Driver 2.5.1”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    Now all they need is 16-bit color support and we’ll be set : )

  2. Anonymous Says:

    I saw the /. article involving the non-compatible driver for the “powered by ATI” OEM gfx cards just today and ATI made the changes and released the drivers…

  3. Anonymous Says:

    I know this is off topic but this page looks like shit now with the new layout. I am hardly able to find things here. My visits got down from once 3-5 visits per day to 1 visit per 2-3 days!

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Hey, Anyone done any benchmarks for this with a 9700 yet? Also, are all features of this card (shaders, etc…) supported, or is Nvidia still the only way to go for now?

  5. Anonymous Says:

    That sure is great and all, ATI releasing drivers with S3TC support. However, I am mighty po’d that everyone thinks the world revolves around x86. As much as it is I primarily discuss support for the Alpha platform, I am quite shocked that people actually respond stating that there is nothing the company will benefit from by porting to Alpha. Where is your code of honor? As all of the opensource is primarily aimed at being portable, much (7 of 10) of the applications I tried to cross-compile over for the Alpha (64bit) operate verry well. The only pinacle holding back the Alpha is _that_ one missing component that kills support for the other 99% of the software… It isn’t just the Alpha platform where _that_ occurs. Think about those MIPS, Sparc, StrongARM, and PPC computers out there; the majority of opensource software runs on those too. It’s the one idealogy that hurts all end-users: Intelectual Property or laziness, you choose?


    The Alpha Troll

  6. Anonymous Says:

    are he driver working for a Mobility Radeon 9000?

  7. tyreth Says:

    I was a bit worried about these drivers, since everyone said they are poor and pre-beta quality.

    However, this was a quick time before an updated version. I think this is good news and hopefully indicates that they will maintain and bring these up to a good quality level quickly. I was worried that the delay would be 30+days between updates.

  8. Anonymous Says:

    Could someone try the new drivers with UT 2003? I’m on the fence between an ATI and Nvidia upgrade and ATI is cheaper

  9. Anonymous Says:

    when I swap my ATI card in (replacing my old Matrox G400) and use these drivers DVD playback is non-existant. Sure it the disks play, but it only displays the left half of the movie. Any ideas out there? Is there something I need to put in the XF86Config file. Everything else displays properly, wolfenstein runs like a dream etc.

  10. Anonymous Says:

    One way to look at it: No way people who visit this site will click on an MS ad. Hopefully linuxgames is getting paid per ad view, not for click throughs…

    Another way to look at it is that the only people NOT blocking popups who view this site are people who are using IE, too stupid to be using anything else…

    When I do notice MS ads I usually do end up putting those sites on my permanent block list.

  11. pvdbogaard Says:

    anyone succesfull in creating a dual monitor setup with this driver. fglrx gives me: no Device section error for PCI:1:0:1 although I specified one.

  12. slade007 Says:

    need help

    libGL error : failed to open DRM : operation not permitted
    direct rendering : no


    i can run quake3/urbanterror only in root
    this sucks, what the hell do I do?

    please mail me if yall got a solution

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