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AMD Linux Display Driver 8.31.5

November 15th, 2006 by Crusader

AMD has released version 8.31.5 of their ATI display driver for 32-bitand 64-bit Linux architectures. Changes:

  • Setting the displayresolution to 400×300 or less no longer results in the mouse pointer not beingable to move across the entire desktop.
  • The graphics driver nolonger hangs the system shortly after the X Server is started on Red Hatenterprise Linux 3 system running Uniprocessor kernels.
  • Playing a media fileunder any distribution with X Server 6.9 or greater no longer results in abrief pause or video tearing when resizing the video window or running themouse pointer over the video player window.
  • Using aticonfig to setthe TV format to PAL-COMB-N no longer fails to update the X Serverconfiguration file.

Additional info can be found in the releasenotes; there’s also a FAQ page.

Download: [ amd.com ]

21 Responses to “AMD Linux Display Driver 8.31.5”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    crossfire?

  2. Anonymous Says:

    who cares about CrossFire when NVIDIA can’t seem to make any performance gains worth noting with SLI configurations under Linux (Phoronix et al.) SLI is simply a novelty feature at the moment until its been proven to offer a competitive edge over single (NVIDIA) card solutions under Linux.

  3. zborgerd Says:

    I’ll get excited when we start seeing substantial performance gains… Then, I may consider buying another ATI product. It is nice to see that they are making pretty regular updates these days, instead of the 6-month waits we had to deal with back when I owned a 9500 PRO. Progress is progress, I guess.

  4. Anonymous Says:

    ati formula:
    one linux guy with 1 ati board
    1) edit file to change build number
    2) recompile
    3) get news out about a “new” release

    how long has crossfire been out?

    If he only has 1 board how will we ever get crossfire?

  5. Anonymous Says:

    And still no 64-bit xorg xv support. Seriously. It’s been like 6 months.

  6. directhex Says:

    I’m confused by the sentiment. Phoronix’s coverage shows the obvious – on GPU-limited benchmarks, SLI is about twice as fast. On CPU-limited benchmarks, it’s worse than without anything.

  7. Anonymous Says:

    i think you are you misinterpreting the graphs presented at Phoronix. i have the inkling that you are failing to view the graphs in context, so you are making subjective observations.

  8. Anonymous Says:

    [q]
    i think you are you misinterpreting the graphs presented at Phoronix. i have the inkling that you are failing to view the graphs in context, so you are making subjective observations.
    [/q]
    Heh, and it is YoU who are failing to conceptualize the Linux+SLI vs. Windows+SLI inference from HiS contextual [viewpoint] (meh) .

  9. Anonymous Says:

    and i thought i could read there’s now initial support for composite…

  10. Anonymous Says:

    when i go to the ati driver page, i still get 8.29.6??

  11. Anonymous Says:

    if you select radeon mobility, you get 8.29 as downloadlink, select radeon and you get the new one

  12. Anonymous Says:

    But, what’s the point.

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