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ATI Linux fglrx driver version 8.41.7
 
ATI Linux fglrx driver version 8.41.7
  
Release Date: Released on the 12th of September
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Release Date: 12 September, 2007
  
The 8.41 driver has an entirely new codebase, and supports the new Radeon HD 2000 (R600) cards. More information at the Phoronix article below, and more to come.
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The 8.41.7 driver has an entirely new codebase, and supports the new Radeon HD 2000 (R600) cards.
  
Warning: This driver version is only designed for the R600, though, it's "working" on all other supported cards (except the FireGL Boards). But expect lots of bugs (that'll be fixed in 8.42)!
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==New Features==
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* OpenGL Game Performance Improvements for ATI Radeon™ Graphics Accelerators: Beta Support
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* Support for the ATI Radeon™ HD 2000 Series of Graphics Processors
  
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==Issues Resolved==
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* The TV-out size and position now supports adjustments on system running Linux and containing an ATI Radeon X1900 or higher product. Further details can be found in topic number 737-29573
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* X server no longer fails to respond when a DFP display device is connected to the secondary port. Further details can be found in topic number 737-29577
  
==External links==
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==Known Issues==
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* 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
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* Using the xgl enabled x-server interface disables display switching hot plug support
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* 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
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* Desktop corruption may be noticed when dragging the overlay/video when using dual-display mode. Further details can be found in topic number 737-29578
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* A black screen may be 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
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* Various error messages may appear during RPM installation under SuSE 10.2. Further details can be found in topic number 737-29576
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* The display may go blank with clone/dual/horizontal mode configured or switching VT on systems containing an ATI Radeon 9800 XT product. Further details can be found in topic number 737-29574
  
* [http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/ati-driver-installer-8.41.7-x86.x86_64.run Installer] ([https://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/ati-driver-installer-8.41.7-x86.x86_64.run HTTPS])
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, which is almost cesoumnd by the operating system itself (windows 7) and when you attempt to install the newest version of MS Office, you will experience a major slowdown as other users & reviewers described already as well.The bottleneck is the RAM which you can upgrade yourself for under $40.00All you will need, is one small Phillips head screwdriver and 2 minutes.Before upgrading the memory, ensure the computer is unplugged and you remove the battery so there is no electricity whatsoever. To completely drain it (after unplugging the power cable and taking the battery out, hold the power button for about 10 seconds)There is only 1 screw that you have to open on the bottom of the laptop in order to pop a small lid open (in the middle of the laptop)  the memory is under there. Take the old 2 GB out by opening the clip on the left side and right side (it will pop out) and install the 2 x 4 GB memory (both fit on top  there are 2 slots on top of each other, so the memory on top will be overlapping the memory on the bottom)After this very simple upgrade (connecting a cable box to your TV takes longer) you will experience a very smooth system for an absolute bargain price! The pre-installed 64 bit Windows 7 is  able to address all 8 GB.Enjoy,
* [http://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/linux_8.41.7.html Release notes] ([https://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/linux_8.41.html HTTPS])
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* [http://ati.amd.com/products/catalyst/linux.html fglrx FAQ] ([https://ati.amd.com/products/catalyst/linux.html HTTPS])
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* [http://www.phoronix.com/scan.php?page=article&item=821 Phoronix: AMD 8.41 Display Driver Preview]
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Revision as of 03:31, 19 March 2013

ATI Linux fglrx driver version 8.41.7

Release Date: 12 September, 2007

The 8.41.7 driver has an entirely new codebase, and supports the new Radeon HD 2000 (R600) cards.

New Features

  • OpenGL Game Performance Improvements for ATI Radeon™ Graphics Accelerators: Beta Support
  • Support for the ATI Radeon™ HD 2000 Series of Graphics Processors

Issues Resolved

  • The TV-out size and position now supports adjustments on system running Linux and containing an ATI Radeon X1900 or higher product. Further details can be found in topic number 737-29573
  • X server no longer fails to respond when a DFP display device is connected to the secondary port. Further details can be found in topic number 737-29577

Known Issues

  • 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
  • Desktop corruption may be noticed when dragging the overlay/video when using dual-display mode. Further details can be found in topic number 737-29578
  • A black screen may be 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
  • Various error messages may appear during RPM installation under SuSE 10.2. Further details can be found in topic number 737-29576
  • The display may go blank with clone/dual/horizontal mode configured or switching VT on systems containing an ATI Radeon 9800 XT product. Further details can be found in topic number 737-29574

, which is almost cesoumnd by the operating system itself (windows 7) and when you attempt to install the newest version of MS Office, you will experience a major slowdown as other users & reviewers described already as well.The bottleneck is the RAM which you can upgrade yourself for under $40.00All you will need, is one small Phillips head screwdriver and 2 minutes.Before upgrading the memory, ensure the computer is unplugged and you remove the battery so there is no electricity whatsoever. To completely drain it (after unplugging the power cable and taking the battery out, hold the power button for about 10 seconds)There is only 1 screw that you have to open on the bottom of the laptop in order to pop a small lid open (in the middle of the laptop) the memory is under there. Take the old 2 GB out by opening the clip on the left side and right side (it will pop out) and install the 2 x 4 GB memory (both fit on top there are 2 slots on top of each other, so the memory on top will be overlapping the memory on the bottom)After this very simple upgrade (connecting a cable box to your TV takes longer) you will experience a very smooth system for an absolute bargain price! The pre-installed 64 bit Windows 7 is able to address all 8 GB.Enjoy,