Catalyst 9.8


ATI Catalyst Linux 9.8 driver
Release date: August 17th, 2009

New Features[edit]

  • Support for New Linux Operating Systems
    • RHEL 4.8 production support
    • Ubuntu 9.04 production support
  • ATI CatalystTM Control Center Linux Edition support for RandR 1.2 and includes the following new features:
    • Display rotation
    • Multiple display arrangement and desktop sizing

Resolved Issues[edit]

  • Catalyst Control Center: Display Manager now displays HDTV PAL modes
  • [Ubuntu 9.04] Moving the mouse cursor between displays no longer leaves behind a static mouse cursor for multi ASIC configured systems
  • [RandR 1.2] Monitor detection now functions properly, client no longer takes several seconds per monitor
  • Catalyst Control Center: CrossFire aspect will no longer apply current settings when the cancel button is pressed
  • [RandR 1.2] Specifying Rotate in xorg.conf no longer causes X startup to fail
  • Toggling between terminals no longer causes the system to become unresponsive
  • Executing aticonfig commands on a new Ubuntu 9.04 installation no longer causes error messages

Known Issues[edit]

  • Running "aticonfig --crossfire=off" might not disable CrossFire under specific configurations
  • System may become unresponsive when toggling between virtual terminals in multi-head configuration with application running
  • System may stop responding when running Return to Castle Wolfenstein: Enemy Territory
  • Error message may appear while playing H264/VC1/mpeg2 media files with Hardware Acceleration
  • Secondary display may go blank when X is stopped
  • The mouse cursor may show incorrect rotation and position on some systems with large desktop enabled
  • Segmentation fault may occur or system may display error during boot up if X is stopped in Dual-Head mode
  • [RandR 1.2] Enabling disabled GPU may cause desktop overlap (default monitor section not being used)
  • Catalyst Control Center: Display may be mapped to wrong desktop/screen after X restarts under specific configurations
  • Catalyst Control Center: The refresh rate might not be preserved after restarting X
  • Catalyst Control Center: The "Identify" icon might not rotate when screen is rotated with RandR 1.2
  • Some virtual sizes set in xorg.conf may cause segmentation fault when starting X for specific 64MB ASICs
  • [Ubuntu 9.04] Executing any "phoronix-test-suite" command may cause the screen to temporarily go blank before returning to normal
  • “aticonfig -xinerama=on" may result in different dimensions and DPI settings between Ubuntu 8.10 and 9.04
  • [Ubuntu 9.04] Screen refresh may take up to 3 seconds when changing screen resolution using xrandr command
  • Hotplugging the second display may cause X to fail with the keyboard and mouse becoming inoperable
  • Removing the secondary display during suspend/hibernation may cause the login screen to appear on the disconnected ghost monitor instead of the primary monitor when system resumes
  • Some CAL SDK samples throw an error message when executing on the second ASIC when the primary and secondary ASICs belong to different ASIC families
  • CrossFireX settings in Catalyst Control Center may appear as disabled even though CrossFire is actually enabled with specific ASICs
  • [Ubuntu 9.04] Under specific system configurations, resume from S3 and S4 in extended desktop mode may result in the desktop appearing with no menu or icons
  • "Force maximum perf clocks" status in Catalyst Control Center might not persist if change is made to one adapter only for specific ASICs
  • CRT might not be enabled when connected with S-Video/CV in X windows mode
  • With CrossFire enabled, Catalyst Control Center may throw segmentation fault while selecting the secondary display

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