August 17th, 2005 by TimeDoctor
Thanks to readers for letting us know about the new ATi driver release. Version 8.16.20 (release notes / FAQ). New features:
- This release of the ATI Proprietary Linux driver provides a noticeable performance increase for all supported ATI Workstation products.
- This release improves automatic detection of display devices when connected to an ATI graphics adapter. This allows for the display device to be configured using its Extended Display Identification Data (EDID) or to manually configured. For more information, refer to /usr/share/doc/fglrx/configure.html once the driver is installed.
- This release of the ATI Proprietary Linux driver introduces driver compatibly with Linux 2.6.12 kernel.
- The latest ATI Proprietary Linux driver now provides support for building the driver kernel module on systems with GCC 4.0
- The Debian and Ubuntu operating systems are now supported by the ATI Installer Package Generator. Updates have occured to the SuSE package generation.
- The operating system no longer fails to respond when rendering HDTV or larger video files
- Having two monitors connected to an ATI graphics adapter no longer results in the mouse cursor appearing on both displays simultaneously
- Panning on the secondary display device is now available when using pseudocolor visuals and having clone mode enabled
- The Red Hat Enterprise Linux workstation 4 Update 1 operating system no longer fails to respond during driver load up on systems having four or more gigabytes of system memory
- Overlay support is now available when using a 64 bit operating system
- A slow decrease in available memory (memory leak) for PCIe systems is no longer experienced
There is also a list of known issues
ATi Driver 8.16.20 Installer Download: [ x86 | x86-64 ]
ATi Driver 8.16.20 x86 rpm: [ XFree86 4.1 | XFree86 4.2 | XFree86 4.3 | X.Org 6.8 ]
ATi Driver 8.16.20 x86-64 Driver: [ XFree86 4.3 | X.Org 6.8 ]
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