8.42.3

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ATI Linux fglrx driver version 8.42.3

Release date: October 23, 2007

New Features

  • Support for Accelerated Indirect Rendering (AIGLX)
  • Support for X.org version 7.3
  • Products older than Radeon™ HD 2x00 are now supported after being enabled only for testing in 8.41.7
  • A new 3D user interface is now avaialble in the ATI Catalyst™ Control Center-Linux Edition. The new interface allows for the setting of Anti-Aliasing, Anisotropic Filtering, and VSync. Included on the new 3D interface are static preview images showing the visual effects of the different 3D settings

Issues Resolved

  • Playing videos with TexturedVideo no longer results in stuttering being noticed
  • Corruption is no longer noticed when the Composite extension is enabled
  • Segmentation faults in OpenGL applications and the ATI Catalyst™ Control Center Linux Edition with Rialto-based AGP cards no longer occur
  • Various error messages no longer appear during RPM installation under SuSE 10.2. Further details can be found in topic number 737-29576

Known Issues

  • 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
  • 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
  • An error message appears during installation if dash is used as /bin/sh. A topic number is not available for this issue
  • Several distribution-specific packaging scripts are not up-to-date in this release. In particular packaging for 64-bit Ubuntu versions is known to be broken. A topic number is not available for this issue

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