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Old 03-11-2004, 03:08 PM   #1
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ATI Linux Driver 3.7.6 is OUT!


ATI Proprietary Linux Driver Features
The ATI proprietary Linux driver provides TV Output support for ATI graphics cards that support TV out. The ATI proprietary Linux driver also allows for the following monitor arrangements:
-Laptop Mode (toggle between internal or external screen)
-Clone Mode (same content on both screens)
-Big Desktop (one desktop stretched across two screens)
-Dual Head (separate instances of XFree86 running on each screen

New Features
The latest version of the ATI proprietary Linux driver now provides support for the ATI RADEON™ 9800 XT.

Resolved Issues in the ATI Proprietary Linux Driver Version 3.7.6
The following section provides a summary of issues that have been resolved in the latest release of the ATI Proprietary Linux Driver. These include:
-The ATI Proprietary Linux driver no longer fails to load on AMD Athlon systems. Further information on this issue can be found at: http://www.ati.com/support/infobase/4469.html
-The ATI Proprietary Linux driver version 3.7.6 provides hardware acceleration under WineX. Further information on this issue can be found at: http://www.ati.com/support/infobase/4470.html

Known Issues
The following section provides a brief description of known issues associated with the latest version of ATI proprietary Linux driver. These include the following:
-3D Linux applications exhibit tearing in fast moving objects. Further information on this issue can be found at: http://www.ati.com/support/infobase/4464.html
-TV Display is corrupt after switching resolutions. Further information on this issue can be found at: http://www.ati.com/support/infobase/4462.html
-3D Linux applications corrupt or hang with force multi-sample visuals enabled. Further information on this issue can be found at: http://www.ati.com/support/infobase/4463.html
-ATI Control Panel gamma controls turn the display green. Further information on this issue can be found at: http://www.ati.com/support/infobase/4461.html
 
Old 03-11-2004, 04:23 PM   #2
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ive updated ati drivers before... i went through fire to get my current ati drivers installed and working, i dont think i'll be giving this a shot. anyone have any luck though?
 
Old 03-11-2004, 05:56 PM   #3
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very cool news

i don't own an ati card, but being a fan of the company's cards, this driver with its hopefully much better support for wine will perhaps allow me to go ahead and buy an ati card instead of an nvidia one (which i only use since it works with wine far better than ati)

very good move by ati
 
Old 03-11-2004, 08:26 PM   #4
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ati has a history of writing terrible drivers. i would wait before upgrading until braver individuals have tried it first.
 
Old 03-11-2004, 08:32 PM   #5
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i have definitely heard about that (and is not limited to the linux drivers either)

makes me wonder how these guys can make awesome cards but the hardware is limited by faulty drivers... nvidia remains the opengl master in many cases simply because the drivers can handle the hardware is better

i'm willing to take the risks though; the radeon 9600 pro/xt just looks too good and price isn't that bad (but then again, i could easily pitch in some extra money for a geforce fx 5900 which is about $200, flash it to 5950 if i want, and use the more-guaranteed-to-work linux nvidia drivers)
 
Old 03-11-2004, 08:38 PM   #6
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thnx for the update as i have be using 3.2.8 as 3.7 doesnt work 3d with winex
 
  


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