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New Features

New Product Support

This release of the ATI Proprietary Linux driver introduces support for the following ATI products:

  • FireGL™ V7350
  • FireGL™ V7300
  • FireGL™ V7200
  • FireGL™ V5200
  • FireGL™ V3400
  • FireGL™ V3350
  • FireGL™ V2200

Xorg 7.0 Support

Xorg 7.0 is now supported by the ATI Proprietary Linux installer.

Display Power Management Signaling Support

This release of the ATI Proprietary Linux driver now enables Display Power Management Signaling (DPMS) support in the software display driver by default. The option to disable DPMS support is still available to users by referring to aticonfig --help.

Resolved Issues

  • Running two X servers simultaneously no longer results in the system failing to respond. Further details can be found in topic number 737-220
  • X Server no longer fails to load when using an ATI Radeon® X1x00, 512MB product with certain motherboards. Further details can be found in topic number 737-22056
  • Toggling between console mode and X Server graphical mode no longer results in a system hang. Further details can be found in topic number 737-22058
  • Executing the command aticonfig --tv-format-type=NTSC-M no longer results in NTSC-M being detected as an invalid TV standard. Further details can be found in topic number 737-22386
  • The option --get-supported for the ATI installer has been replaced by the option --listpkg. Further details can be found in topic number 737-22387
  • User page lock is no longer available for AGP products resulting in a number of options (--agpl, --agp-locked-userpages, --agplock, --iagp, and --internal-agp) being removed from aticonfig and being replaced by the option --locked-userpages. The internal agp GART is no longer provided. Further details can be found in topic number 737-22388
  • Attempting to enable clone mode or extended desktop mode no longer results in the secondary display device failing to activate when using the ATI Control Panel. Further details can be found in topic number 737-22392
  • Using aticonfig --resolution to configure the display resolution no longer results in the user defined resolution failing to take effect. Further, using the option of aticonfig --resolution2 to configure the secondary display resolution no longer results in the user defined resolution failing to take effect. The option of --resolution2 is now obsolete but its functionality can still be obtained by referring to the --resolution part of the aticonfig --help. Further details can be found in topic number 737-22393
  • The software driver now supports Linux kernels that have NUMA support enabled on x86_64 machines. Further details can be found in topic number 737-22394
  • A segmentation fault no longer occurs when attempting to initialize an incomplete X Server configuration file using aticonfig -f. Further details can be found in topic number 737-22395
  • aticonfig --initial now fills in the VendorName and ModelName sections of the X Server configuration file for increased compatibility for SuSE's SaX2. Further details can be found in topic number 737-22396