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A Major Open-Source ATI Linux Driver Update

Feb 05, 2011, 07:04 (7 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Michael Larabel)

"If you use the open-source ATI Linux graphics driver, there's a major stable update available. At long last, xf86-video-ati 6.14.0 has been released. This open-source X.Org driver brings official support for the Radeon HD 5000 series, Radeon HD 6000 series, and AMD Fusion Ontario hardware. This release also has a plethora of bug-fixes and flips on the KMS page-flipping support.

"Up to this point if you are an owner of ATI Radeon HD 5000, AMD Radeon HD 6000, or AMD Fusion hardware and prefer to use the open-source driver to the closed-source Catalyst Linux driver, you have had to rely upon source-code only found in Git. With today's xf86-video-ati 6.14.0 release, the Radeon HD 5000 "Evergreen", Radeon HD 6000 "Northern Islands", and Fusion "Ontario" support is stable. In the xf86-video-ati driver it means the kernel mode-setting support, 2D EXA acceleration, and video playback acceleration via X-Video."

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