"It's that time of the month again where we get to share with
you all of the details on the latest ATI/AMD Linux driver release.
This month, the ATI Catalyst 7.12 Linux driver (formally, what is
known as fglrx 8.44) brings a host of new changes, mostly in the
form of bug fixes. In total, there are just under a dozen
noteworthy bug fixes in this release--including addressing 3D
acceleration issues on AGP graphics cards and the well-known OpenGL
memory leak that was introduced with the new driver code-base. In
addition, the FireGL graphics cards are now supported on this new
"One of the largest problems that have continued with fglrx
8.41, 8.42, and 8.43 drivers has been a memory leak..."