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ATi Linux Driver 8.12.10

April 8th, 2005 by TimeDoctor

ATi has released the 8.12.10 version of their Linux driver (release notes/FAQ.) This version brings a variety of fixes, listed here:

  • Unreal Tournament 2004: Intermittent hesitation is no longer noticed while playing Onslaught
  • Moving or resizing pseudocolor windows no longer results in corruption being noticed on the desktop
  • The name and version number of the X.org server is now detected correctly at runtime.
  • Attempting to launch any application, while Viewperf 7.1.1 is running in the background, no longer results in the Red Hat Enterprise 3.0 version 2. operating system failing to respond
  • 64 bit system with 4 GB or more of system RAM no longer fails to intialize 3D graphic acceleration
  • The ATI FireGLâ„¢ V5000 now uses the DDC information correctly and no longer mis-identifies Low Voltage Differential Signal (LVDS) as Transition Minimized Differential Signaling (TMDS)

ATi Linux Driver 8.12.10 Download: [ ati.com ]

11 Responses to “ATi Linux Driver 8.12.10”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    “64 bit system with 4 GB or more of system RAM no longer fails to intialize 3D graphic acceleration” Wish I had a system that could have this issue!! :)

  2. Anonymous Says:

    thank god for the 64bit fix :-)

    ALSO, i have to say, i had a nvidia 5900XT 128 (actually still do have) and i decided to push the little red button – that’s right, i went out and bought an ATI 9600 PRO just to see if their cards and drivers in linux suck. Got it for 130 CDN and i have to say, it works SWEET! For the price and the capacity of the card, it works really well. I mean, i hear people bitch and rant about how shitty ATI is with their drivers but then i notice they are trying to play Doom3 at 1024×768 with a 9200se. Like wtf do you expect?? All i am saying is i’m a changed man. I mean, the FX 5200 sucks ass hard and deep but nobody is giving nvidia a hard time. Acyually, it wasn’t until i bought the 5900XT that i could finally say that my vids work the way i want in linux. And that card wasn’t cheap when bought it. I say, Good on ya ATI. I now have a choice. Me like choice :–)

  3. Anonymous Says:

    Does it work on 2.6.11 without patching? The older versions don’t, and frankly that sucks.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    Does the damage extension still not load?

  5. Anonymous Says:

    This ATi driver versions sucks. They didnt fix the pagetable bug (kernels >2.6.11), didnt add damage support and Doom3 lows the fps in a 5%, and the UT2k4 in a 7% !!!
    My next card.. Nvidia.

  6. Anonymous Says:

    A roadmap, and one that they’ll follow. It would help to know what fixes they’re looking at doing, what ones they’re not, and relatively when they’ll have them done.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    Problems solved. :)

  8. Anonymous Says:

    i currently play anarchy online on my system, and the performance with t&l got a bit better, not much though

  9. Anonymous Says:

    Resuming from standby with DRI on still crashes the whole system.

  10. Anonymous Says:

    This new version sorts out doom3 weirdness and flightgear polygon flickering on my Radeon 9700 Pro.
    So, now the quality is the same as nvidia. At least as far as everything working goes anyway.

  11. Anonymous Says:

    The only ati I have came with my laptop.

    I must say that the fglrx drivers have improved significantly in the later releases. Since the last release it does not hardlock my laptop every 2-5 hours.

    It’s still not perfect, but it’s getting better to the point that I no longer use the xorg drivers.

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