ATI Linux fglrx driver version 8.40.4
Release Date: 13 August, 2007
- TV Out Functionality
- Catalyst Control Center Linux Edition
- A black screen is no longer observed on some hardware when switching to the console or leaving the X window system when a Vesa framebuffer console driver is used. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28558
- Connecting a component Video display device launching X-Server no longer results in X-Server failing to start and the display device displaying a black screen. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28846
- The DRI no longer fails to initialize in the second server generation. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28847
- Pressing the identify displays function no longer results in display device 1 and 2 being incorrectly identified. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28848
- A Floating Point Exception error no longer occurs when launching amdcccle. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28849
- Corruption may be observed with certain applications on some Linux distributions which enable the Composite extension by default, e.g., RHEL 5. If you are observing application corruption, please disable the Composite extension. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28224
- Using the xgl enabled x-server interface disables display switching hot plug support
- There is no support for video playback on the second head in dual head mode. Further details can be found in topic number 737-26985
Kernel 2.6.21 : the kernel module fglrx.ko will not be built ... and the ATI installer wont tell you, it has not.
Kernel 2.6.22 will compile the module.
ATI kernel module has non-GPL License. Kernel build system has restricted the usage of some functions to GPL-only modules. So the kernel module won't be compile.
a) Go kick ATI to build a GPL compatible kernel module.
b) Modify the MODULE_LICENSE String in the kernel module to "GPL"
- or -
Upgrade to Kernel >2.6.22