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ATI Driver 8.8.25

January 18th, 2005 by Crusader

A reader sent in notice that the long-awaited update to ATI’s proprietary Linux drivers has been released. Highlights include support for X.org 6.8 and x86_64 drivers for XFree86 4.3 and X.org 6.8; the release notes are available here.

ATI Driver 8.8.25 Download: [ ati.com ]

11 Responses to “ATI Driver 8.8.25”

  1. Trizt Says:

    Still no PPC based drivers…

  2. Flammon Says:

    Well now I can run Doom3, good. But 640×680 is still corrupted in every game that I play. In fact, any mode 800×600 or greater works fine. Any mode 640×480 or lower is corrupted and has been ever since I’ve used the ATI binary drivers including the one they just released. Does anyone have a solution of has encountered this before?

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Wahay!
    I’ve been waiting ages for these.
    Nice one ATI!

  4. Anonymous Says:

    When I restart X.org, the screen freezes and I can only reboot my computer (keyboard and ssh and all that still works)…

  5. Anonymous Says:

    Does it work now? ;)

  6. Anonymous Says:

    Is there any performance gain from open-source DRI driver?

  7. Anonymous Says:

    I have the new drivers running with a Radeon 9700 on my gentoo box now. I swapped out my old nvidia gforce 2 mx to try it.

    The install was a awkward, much fiddling with xorg.conf was required.

    Doom3 demo works ok, though the graphics look a bit weird, with some faces half bright white. Oddly enough I’m sure the nvidia card looked better, though it ran a hell of a lot slower.

  8. Anonymous Says:

    Install Nvidia!
    Problems solved. :)

  9. Anonymous Says:

    Sweeeeeeeeet! I just installed the debian packages of these and ran the fglrxconfig and now I have my auto dual screen detection and gl acceleration working perfectly.

    With nvidia I could never get it to autodetect whenever I was in 1 screen or 2 screen mode so I had to constantly change the symlink to a different XFConfig-4 file when going from work to home and back.

    ATI deserves a big round of thanks for this one. Their configuration tool is actually easier and more powerful then NVidias and the graphics acceleration (at least with the screensaver gl programs) about 20% faster (with the rating for this being the frames per second as reported by the screensaver).

  10. Michael_S Says:

    I’m getting errors while trying to install. Could
    someone help me please. I’m eager to play X-plane.
    Many thanks regards
    Michael

  11. sinister13 Says:

    I stil have no GL_ARB_point_sprite extension on RADEON 9000 at my work. I wonder, if it present on other ATI cards and will it ever be implemented on 9000? Happily, I have no such problems with my Geforce FX 5600 at home :-)

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