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ATI Catalyst Linux 7.12 driver
 
ATI Catalyst Linux 7.12 driver
  
Release date: December 20, 2007
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Release date: 20 December, 2007
  
'''Resolved Issues (according to the release notes)'''
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The driver contains lots of bugfixes. Finally suspend/hibernate works with SLUB.
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==New Features (according to the release notes)==
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*This release of the ATI Catalyst™ Linux driver introduces support for the following new operating systems:
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    * Red Flag DT 6.0 Support
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    * OpenSUSE 10.3 Support
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==Resolved Issues (according to the release notes)==
 
* A memory leak is no longer noticed when running OpenGL applications
 
* A memory leak is no longer noticed when running OpenGL applications
 
* Running X -configure no longer results in a segmentation fault in the fglrx driver
 
* Running X -configure no longer results in a segmentation fault in the fglrx driver
* fglrxinfo no longer reports OpenGL Render string: as Mesa GLX Indirect on systems containing an ATI Rialto AGP series of product  
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* fglrxinfo no longer reports OpenGL Render string: as Mesa GLX Indirect on systems containing an ATI Rialto AGP series of product
  
'''Known Issues (according to the release notes)'''
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==Known Issues (according to the release notes)==
 
* 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
 
* 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
 
* 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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* Connecting a display device that supports 1680x1050 to a system running Linux may result in a maximum display resolution of 1280x1024 only being available
 
* Connecting a display device that supports 1680x1050 to a system running Linux may result in a maximum display resolution of 1280x1024 only being available
 
* Custom mode lines in xorg.conf may be ignored by the fglrx driver
 
* Custom mode lines in xorg.conf may be ignored by the fglrx driver
* Building RPM packages for Mandriva may fail  
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* Building RPM packages for Mandriva may fail
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* A system may freeze with the "northern lights" effect. (Radeon Mobility 9600/9700)
  
Some of the issues are the same issues that have been plaguing the driver, just finally acknowledged. The one about the 1680x1050 resolution is true, accept when I tried the driver I could only get 1024x786.
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==Known Issues (according to users)==
 
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Some of the issues are the same issues that have been plaguing the driver, just finally acknowledged. The one about the 1680x1050 resolution is true, accept when I tried the driver I could only get 1024x768. Similar issues have also been observed with a Thinkpad T43 and HP 8510p; the native resolution of 1400x1050 cannot be used, and even if it is the only mode defined in xorg.conf, the display starts up with 1280x1024. Same on a MacBook Pro (maximum is 1152x864, should be 1400x900). Bugs [http://ati.cchtml.com/show_bug.cgi?id=160 160] and [http://ati.cchtml.com/show_bug.cgi?id=939 939] cover this issue.
Also this driver has the same version(8.443) when you extract it as 7.11.
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==External links==
 
==External links==
  
 
* [https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206/0/www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/ati-driver-installer-8.443.1-x86.x86_64.run Installer]  
 
* [https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206/0/www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/ati-driver-installer-8.443.1-x86.x86_64.run Installer]  
* [https://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/catalyst_712_linux.html Release notes]
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* [https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206/0/www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/catalyst_712_linux.html Release notes]
* [https://www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/linux_cat712-inst.html Installer Instructions]  
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* [https://a248.e.akamai.net/f/674/9206/0/www2.ati.com/drivers/linux/linux_cat712-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]
 
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[[Category:Releases]]
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[[Category:Releases|Catalyst 07.12]]

Latest revision as of 11:07, 19 January 2013

ATI Catalyst Linux 7.12 driver

Release date: 20 December, 2007

The driver contains lots of bugfixes. Finally suspend/hibernate works with SLUB.

New Features (according to the release notes)[edit]

  • This release of the ATI Catalyst™ Linux driver introduces support for the following new operating systems:
   * Red Flag DT 6.0 Support
   * OpenSUSE 10.3 Support

Resolved Issues (according to the release notes)[edit]

  • A memory leak is no longer noticed when running OpenGL applications
  • Running X -configure no longer results in a segmentation fault in the fglrx driver
  • fglrxinfo no longer reports OpenGL Render string: as Mesa GLX Indirect on systems containing an ATI Rialto AGP series of product

Known Issues (according to the release notes)[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
  • Corruption may be noticed in the lower right corner of the display after the system is running for a long period of time
  • Display flicker may be noticed when the gnome screen-saver starts
  • Diagonal tearing may be noticed when playing a video file using a video player that utilizes the XVideo extension
  • Video playback may look blocky when playing a video file using a video player that utilizes the XVideo extension
  • Video Playback may display wrong colors and additional shadow images when cropping or expanding a video file using a video player that utilizes the XVideo extension
  • Connecting a display device that supports 1680x1050 to a system running Linux may result in a maximum display resolution of 1280x1024 only being available
  • Custom mode lines in xorg.conf may be ignored by the fglrx driver
  • Building RPM packages for Mandriva may fail
  • A system may freeze with the "northern lights" effect. (Radeon Mobility 9600/9700)

Known Issues (according to users)[edit]

Some of the issues are the same issues that have been plaguing the driver, just finally acknowledged. The one about the 1680x1050 resolution is true, accept when I tried the driver I could only get 1024x768. Similar issues have also been observed with a Thinkpad T43 and HP 8510p; the native resolution of 1400x1050 cannot be used, and even if it is the only mode defined in xorg.conf, the display starts up with 1280x1024. Same on a MacBook Pro (maximum is 1152x864, should be 1400x900). Bugs 160 and 939 cover this issue.

External links[edit]