AMD/ATI Linux Display Drivers Version 8.33.6

January 10th, 2007 by TimeDoctor

Several readers wrote in to let us know about ATI releasing version 8.33.6 (release notes) of their Linux display drivers. Release highlights:

  • X.Org 7.2 Support
  • Linux Kernel 2.6.19 Support
  • Enabling Stereo on a FireGL V5000 no longer results in corruption being noticed on the X-Windows desktop. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25218
  • Running through the package gerneration installation of the ATI Proprietary Linux driver no longer results in the continue button remaining greyed out when selecting a package to be generated. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25219
  • The ATI Control Panel no longer gets installed when running through the Custom Installation and de-selecting the Control Panel component. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25220
  • Connecting two display devices and switching the overlay to the secondary display device no longer causes aticonfig to fail. Further details can be found in topic number 737-25221

Known issues:

  • Attempting to install the ATI Catalystâ„¢ Linux software suite on distributions that have updated certain 3D components outside of the stock XOrg 6.8.2 may result in the driver not initializing 3D applications properly. Further details can be found in topic number 737-20868
  • Loading the XVideo Extension on 64-bit Xorg 6.9+ systems causes the X Server to segfault on launch with Radeon X1K products. Further details and the workaround can be found in topic number 737-22837
  • A system hang may occur when attempting to resume from hibernation mode. Further details can be found in topic number 737-22059

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3 Responses to “AMD/ATI Linux Display Drivers Version 8.33.6”

  1. Anonymous Says:

    They actually fixed some shit this time. Guess AMD grep’s linux.

  2. Anonymous Says:

    They actually introduced new problems… X comes up, resets, comes up again, resets again, …

    The last version that worked more or less okay for me was 8.29. After that, suspend and hibernate didn’t work. I hoped this would be fixed now, but with this release X won’t even start correctly. :(

    Well, back to 8.29 and hoping the best for next month’s release. ;)

  3. Hohlraum Says:

    when I read in the change log.
    – 10x opengl performance

    don’t think thats gunna happen while we’re young though.

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