ATI Display Driver 8.26.18

June 27th, 2006 by Crusader

ATI has released version 8.26.18 of their display driver for Linux 32-bit and 64-bit x86 systems. The requisite changelog can be found in the release notes, which mentions the addition of hotplug support for digital flat panels and thermal event power management.

ATI also maintains a FAQ page for the driver.

Download: [ ATI Display Driver 8.26.18 ]

14 Responses to “ATI Display Driver 8.26.18”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    It’s nice they focus on useless s¤%# and ignore real issues like Xpress 200M being totally useless on Linux. If there’s any justice in the world, they will run out of business soon.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    And don’t forget that ANY given ATI Card runs at half speed under Linux. While Nvidia is even optimising their drivers ATI barely gets their hardware to work. There’s something fundamentally wrong in ATI’s drivers, they should start them from scratch (again). As another user here on linuxgames likes to say: “Spare the hassle, install Nvidia”.

  3. nirvanix Says:

    some cheese to go along with that whine?

    They are aware of the problem and are going to incorporate a fix soon. In the mean time there are several patches out there for this problem. Quit being such a baby.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    I buy NVIDIA, but I am always gald that hardware companies start taking Linux seriously, perhaps one day I will actualy have a choice when buying a video card for Linux use only.
    For those who already have ATI, congrats on a new driver release.

  5. Hohlraum Says:

    Linux users aren’t the only ones who get to enjoy that subpar ATI performance. There are still plenty of cases on windows where that happens as well.

  6. Hohlraum Says:

    so buy a laptop/desktop with nvidia based graphics its not rocket science.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    absolutely agree with you here. If ATI ever pulls it together I’ll start buying their products in a heartbeart. They must have like 90% of the laptop market.

  8. Anonymous Says:

    Do the new drivers with with xorg-x11 7.1?

  9. Anonymous Says:

    Someone had a rumor about ATI being bought by AMD. AMD isn’t so bad with Linux, maybe they’d actually set ATI straight.

  10. Anonymous Says:

    …the ATI drivers get better every time. Installation was a no brainer. Performance is much higher than with my DRI drivers (which I also like) on an old 9200SE. Stability is also great. At work we use nvidia only, since we rely on cutting edge OpenGL extensions, but ATI is really getting good. It’s a good at-home solution. Haven’t checked the supported extensions, though, so maybe their not yet good enough for at-work stuff.

  11. Anonymous Says:

    didnt try this version yet, but looking at phoronis doom3 benchmark i guess it didnt get a big speed boost yet

    as long as you keep away from glsl and similar new stuff, the performance is quite ok for the ati driver, but as soon as you begin using those nifty stuff framerates drop deeply underground in many important cases :(

  12. Anonymous Says:

    I’m still waiting for linux crossfire – I’ll wont eat until we get it.

  13. Anonymous Says:

    Hehe, you obviously haven’t tried the last couple of revision if you’re satisfied with how well they work on your r2xx.

    …or maybe you consider it normal to have to use an older libGL and driver file with your newer driver.

    …or maybe you have no idea what you’re talking about.

    All in all there’s not much “positive” to say about ATI and Linux, never was, never will, deal with it!

  14. sgt_scrub Says:

    No. This version does not support xorg-x11 7.1

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