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Phoronix: ATI v8.22.5 Linux Display Drivers [Review]

Feb 12, 2006, 09:00 (3 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

[ Thanks to Michael Larabel for this link. ]

"ATI's Linux developers have been at the top of their game for some time now, as accompanying the Windows CATALYST display drivers has been the Linux fglrx counterpart. Today, yet again, ATI Technologies strikes its users with their monthly ritual of pushing out new display drivers--largely to benefit the growing needs of gamers with a multitude of titles, along with a host of fixes and other advancements. The drivers being released today are entitled v6.2 (February 2006) on the Microsoft side of things, while the Linux users are presented with version 8.22.5. Although no CrossFire support has yet been added, nor X1000 series support, penguin users will be pleased to see that v8.22.5 has finally been patched for use with the Linux 2.6.15 kernel (the latest stable kernel tree at the time of publishing is 2.6.16-rc2-git6). In addition to this stock kernel support that enthusiasts have been seeking, there is a fix in place that prevents multiple mode lines from crashing the system as well as the addition of a couple historically missing IDs..."

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