ATI Catalyst Display Driver 7.12 for Linux 64bit

December 20, 2007
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New Features

This release of the ATI Catalyst™ Linux driver introduces support for the following new operating systems:

* Red Flag DT 6.0 Support
* OpenSUSE 10.3 support

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:

* A memory leak is no longer noticed when running OpenGL applications
* Running X -configure no longer results in a segmentation fault in the fglrx driver
* fglrxinfo no longer reports OpenGL Render string: as Mesa GLX Indirect on systems containing an ATI Rialto AGP series of product

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:

* There is no support for video playback on the second head in dual head mode. Further details can be found in topic number 737-26985
* Desktop corruption may be noticed when dragging the overlay/video when using dual-display mode. Further details can be found in topic number 737-29578
* A black screen may be observed on some hardware when switching to the console or leaving the X window system when a Vesa framebuffer console driver is used. Further details can be found in topic number 737-30687
* Corruption may be noticed in the lower right corner of the display after the system is running for a long period of time
* Display flicker may be noticed when the gnome screen-saver starts
* Diagonal tearing may be noticed when playing a video file using a video player that utilizes the XVideo extension
* Video playback may look blocky when playing a video file using a video player that utilizes the XVideo extension
* Video Playback may display wrong colors and additional shadow images when cropping or expanding a video file using a video player that utilizes the XVideo extension
* Connecting a display device that supports 1680x1050 to a system running Linux may result in a maximum display resolution of 1280x1024 only being available
* Custom mode lines in xorg.conf may be ignored by the fglrx driver
* Building RPM packages for Mandriva may fail

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

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, 7.1, 7.2 or 7.3
* Linux Kernel 2.6 and above
* glibc version 2.2 or 2.3
* POSIX Shared Memory (/dev/shm) support is required for 3D applications
Alternative drivers to ATI Catalyst Display Driver 7.12 for Linux 64bit: