Phoronix: ATI v8.23.7 Display Drivers
Mar 12, 2006, 17:00 (1 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)
[ Thanks to Phoronix for this link.
"Yet again ATI continues in their monthly ritual of releasing
new Linux display drivers that are accompanied by the release of
their usual Windows CATALYST suspect. The candidate taking center
stage today is v6.3 for Windows CATALYST, while the Linux version
making its presence known is v8.23.7. While no X1000 series support
has been added in this March release, there are a handful of
prominent changes that many Linux ATI users can expect to find
beneficial this month. The changes this month involve OpenGL 2.0
extension compliance, FSAA support on all non-R200 GPUs, and
support for various X800 series components. The OpenGL 2.0
extension compliance was verified using GLEW (OpenGL Extension
Wrangler Library). FSAA (Full Screen Antialiasing) is now enabled
for all non-R200 cards, or cards newer than the ATI Radeon 9500.
The FSAA antialiasing can always be altered using the aticonfig
utility. The new ATI Radeon X800/850 support under Linux is for the
AGP X800SE, X800VE, X800GT, and X800GTO..."