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Introducing and Installing the RadeonHD Linux Driver

[ Thanks to Michael Larabel for these
links. ]

Introducing The RadeonHD Linux Driver

“Not only is AMD providing the open-source community with their
ATI GPU specifications, but they have also been partnering with
Novell on the development of a new open-source display driver.
We’ve been telling you about AMD’s open-source work all month, and
today the new driver is finally available for download. It is still
very much a work in progress and isn’t much further along than the
open-source R500 Avivo driver. However, this new driver does
support the Radeon HD 2000 (R600) family. This new X.Org driver is
called RadeonHD and in this article we have some initial
information to share with additional articles coming later in the
day…”


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Installing The RadeonHD Linux Driver

“While today’s unveiling of the RadeonHD driver for the ATI R500
and R600 series is great news, this driver right now is targeted
solely for developers as it’s still experimental and doesn’t yet
support 3D acceleration and other key functionality generally
needed in production environments. However, if you are looking to
try out this new RadeonHD driver on Ubuntu because you’re running
into problems with the proprietary fglrx driver or just wishing to
report your results, we’ve documented the installation procedures
for Ubuntu. This guide is based off our Avivo on Ubuntu
How-To…”


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