ATI Catalyst Display Driver 7.12 for Linux 64bit

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Date: December 20, 2007
File Size: 46.1 MB
OS Support: Linux
Downloads: 422

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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

Note: Before proceeding with your driver installation we suggest you make sure you are installing the latest version available and for the appropriate model/revision and Operating System. We strongly suggest following 'readme' instructions for installing drivers when available. Often restarting your system will be necessary for the new driver to become active and start functioning properly.

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