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Phoronix: ATI 8.26.18 Display Drivers

Jun 28, 2006, 10:00 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

[ Thanks to Phoronix for this link. ]

"There is nothing like starting the week off with a bang as ATI delivers the Windows CATALYST 6.6 and fglrx 8.26.18 Linux display drivers. Yes, the ATI drivers are shipping on a Monday compared against their usual Wednesday routine. After last month's belated 8.25.18 release, these new drivers were originally scheduled to ship on June 7; however, there was a delay on the Windows CATALYST side followed by a second delay bringing it to today. However, the ATI Linux drivers are bringing a fair amount of changes to the table as they had done last month with a host of fixes and other improvements. At Phoronix we have our usual details to share about this fglrx release as well as our traditional performance take.

"Some of the changes in the fglrx 8.26.18 release include updated install scripts for Debian/Ubuntu/SuSE, added support for some missing cards (such as the 9600 and 9100 IGP), improve OpenGL display list performance on Radeon cards, X.Org 7 creates symlinks in /usr/X11R6/lib/modules/dri to ATI files in /usr/lib/dri, and shortened the list of packages visible in the generate package menu to Red Hat and SuSE (additional packages can still be generated from the command-line installer flags)..."

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