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ATI Catalyst Linux 7.11 driver
 
ATI Catalyst Linux 7.11 driver
  
Release date: November 21, 2007
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Release date: 21 November, 2007
  
 
The new driver release carry a new name (the same used for the Windows counterpart) and version numbering (7.11 means year 2007, month November). It is still a proprietary closed-source driver.
 
The new driver release carry a new name (the same used for the Windows counterpart) and version numbering (7.11 means year 2007, month November). It is still a proprietary closed-source driver.
  
 
The main improvement is the full support to 2.6.23 kernel. This should solve the Suspend/Hibernation problems recently found due to the incompatibilities between older fglrx driver and SLUB memory allocator (default in the 2.6.23 kernel).
 
The main improvement is the full support to 2.6.23 kernel. This should solve the Suspend/Hibernation problems recently found due to the incompatibilities between older fglrx driver and SLUB memory allocator (default in the 2.6.23 kernel).
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==New Features==
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*This release of the ATI Catalyst™ Linux driver introduces early-look support for the following new operating systems:
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    * Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.6 (tested with Snapshot 6)
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    * Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.1 (tested with Snapshot 7)
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    * Ubuntu 7.10
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    * RedFlag 6.0 DT (tested with RC)
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    * OpenSUSE 10.3 (tested with RC1)
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==Issues Resolved==
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* Corruption for example in the Gnome Terminal or on the Gnome desktop background is no longer observed on XPress 1200 series graphics hardware.
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* The kernel module is now working on kernel version 2.6.23
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* An error message no longer appears during installation if dash is used as /bin/sh
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==Known Issues==
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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 737-30687 
  
 
==External links==
 
==External links==
  
* [https://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/ati-driver-installer-7-11-x86.x86_64.run Installer]  
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* [https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206/0/www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/ati-driver-installer-7-11-x86.x86_64.run Installer]
* [https://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/catalyst_711_linux.html Release notes]
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* [https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206/0/www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/catalyst_711_linux.html Release notes]
* [https://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/linux_cat711-inst.html Installer Instructions]  
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* [https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206/0/www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/linux_cat711-inst.html Installer Instructions]
* [http://ati.amd.com/products/catalyst/linux.html ATI Proprietary Linux Driver FAQ]  
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* [http://ati.amd.com/products/catalyst/linux.html ATI Proprietary Linux Driver FAQ]
  
[[Category:Releases]]
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[[Category:Releases|Catalyst 07.11]]

Latest revision as of 10:05, 19 January 2013

ATI Catalyst Linux 7.11 driver

Release date: 21 November, 2007

The new driver release carry a new name (the same used for the Windows counterpart) and version numbering (7.11 means year 2007, month November). It is still a proprietary closed-source driver.

The main improvement is the full support to 2.6.23 kernel. This should solve the Suspend/Hibernation problems recently found due to the incompatibilities between older fglrx driver and SLUB memory allocator (default in the 2.6.23 kernel).

New Features[edit]

  • This release of the ATI Catalyst™ Linux driver introduces early-look support for the following new operating systems:
   * Red Hat Enterprise Linux 4.6 (tested with Snapshot 6)
   * Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.1 (tested with Snapshot 7)
   * Ubuntu 7.10
   * RedFlag 6.0 DT (tested with RC)
   * OpenSUSE 10.3 (tested with RC1) 

Issues Resolved[edit]

  • Corruption for example in the Gnome Terminal or on the Gnome desktop background is no longer observed on XPress 1200 series graphics hardware.
  • The kernel module is now working on kernel version 2.6.23
  • An error message no longer appears during installation if dash is used as /bin/sh

Known Issues[edit]

  • 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 737-30687

External links[edit]