ATI Catalyst Display Driver 8.33.6 for Linux

January 10, 2007
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ATI Workstation Product Support

The ATI Catalyst™ Linux software suite is designed to support the following ATI Workstation products:

FireGL™ V7350
FireGL™ V3400
FireGL™ Z1-128
FireGL™ V7300
FireGL™ V3300
FireGL™ T2-128
FireGL™ V7200
FireGL™ V3200
FireGL™ X1-128
FireGL™ V7100
FireGL™ V3100
FireGL™ X1-256p
FireGL™ V5200
FireGL™ X3-256
FireMV™ 2200 (Single card PCI-e configuration)
FireGL™ V5100
FireGL™ X3
Mobility™ FireGL™ V5000
FireGL™ V5000
FireGL™ X2-256
Mobility™ FireGL™ T2

ATI Mobility™ Product Support

The ATI Catalyst™ Linux software suite is designed to support the following ATI Mobility™ products:

Mobility™ Radeon® X1800
Mobility™ Radeon® X300
Mobility™ Radeon® X1600
Mobility™ Radeon® 9800
Mobility™ Radeon® X1400
Mobility™ Radeon® 9600
Mobility™ Radeon® X1300
Mobility™ Radeon® 9550
Mobility™ Radeon® X800
Mobility™ Radeon® 9500
Mobility™ Radeon® X700
Radeon® Xpress 200M series
Mobility™ Radeon® X600

ATI Integrated Product Support

The ATI Catalyst™ Linux software suite is designed to support the following ATI Integrated products:

* Radeon® Xpress 1250 IGP
* Radeon® Xpress 200 series

ATI Desktop Product Family Support

The ATI Catalyst™ Linux software suite is designed to support the following ATI desktop products:

Radeon® X1900 series
Radeon® X600 series
Radeon® X1800 series
Radeon® X550/X300 series
Radeon® X1600 series
Radeon® 9800 series
Radeon® X1300 series
Radeon® 9700 series
Radeon® X850 series
Radeon® 9600 series
Radeon® X800 series
Radeon® 9550 series
Radeon® X700 series
Radeon® 9500 series

Note: All-In-Wonder™ variants based on the above are also supported. Video capture however is not supported.

Note: Software driver support for ATI FireGL™, Integrated, Mobility™ and Desktop products prior to the Radeon® 9500 is available from ati.com

Operating Systems Distributions Supported

The latest version of the ATI Catalyst™ Linux software suite is designed to support the following Linux distributions:

* Red Hat Enterprise Linux suite
* Novell/SuSE product suite

Note: The ATI Catalyst™ Linux software suite may install on a number of other Linux distributions. Refer to the Package Generation installation instructions for more information.

Note: AMD has accepted contributed packaging scripts to allows creation of other packages, but does not necessarily test, verify or warrant the reliability. Currently Red Hat Enterprise Linux suite and Novell/SuSE product suite are supported Linux distributions
System Requirements

Before attempting to install the ATI Catalyst™ Linux software suite, the following software must be installed:

* XOrg 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 7.0, or 7.1; XFree86 version 4.3
* Linux kernel 2.4 or higher
* glibc version 2.2 or 2.3
* POSIX Shared Memory (/dev/shm) support is required for 3D applications

The ATI Catalyst™ Linux software suite no longer provides precompiled Kernel Modules; all installations require GCC compiler and kernel-headers or kernel-source in order to enable 2D and 3D acceleration.

For best performance and ease of use, AMD recommends the following:

* Kernel module build environment - should include the following:
o Kernel source code: Either the Kernel Source or Kernel Headers packages
* ISSE Support enabled in your Linux Kernel
o Applies to Intel Pentium III and later CPUs only
o Enabled by default on version 2.4 and later kernels
* The rpm utility should be installed and configured correctly on your system, if you intend to install via RPM packages
* QT version 2.x.x is needed for the ATI Control Panel, but is not mandatory

Note: The following 32 bit packages must be installed in order for 64 bit drivers to install and work properly:

· XFree86-Mesa-libGL
· libstdc++
· libgcc
· XFree86-libs
· fontconfig
· expat
· freetype
· zlib

New Features

This release of Catalyst® Linux introduces the following new features:

* X.Org 7.2 Support
* Linux Kernel 2.6.19 Support

X.Org 7.2 Support

This release of the ATI Catalyst™ Linux software driver provides support for the offical X.Org 7.2 release. The previous release (8.32.5) supported the X Org 7.2 RC2 release only.

Linux Kernel 2.6.19 Support

This release of the ATI Catalyst™ Linux software suite supports version 2.6.19 of the Linux Kernel.
Resolved Issues

The following section provide a brief description of resolved issues with the latest version of the ATI Catalyst™ Linux software suite. These include:

* 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

The following section provides a brief description of known issues associated with the latest version of ATI Catalyst™ Linux software suite. These issues include:

* Attempting to install the ATI Catalyst™ 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

For further information and general help on driver or software installation, game issues, and more, visit the ATI FAQ website.
Installing the AMD Proprietary Linux Software Driver

Installation information can be found at: www.ati.com/install
Alternative drivers to ATI Catalyst Display Driver 8.33.6 for Linux: