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Daily News Round #1

| Posted: Jan 18, 2005 1:17 am

- ATI Catalyst 5.1 is now avaliable!

 

Today we see the first Catalyst drivers appear from ATI for 2005, the official 5.1s. Linux fans will be glad to know ATI have thrown in a little surprise this time as well, a nice new updated linux driver. Some of the details below :-

 

- Drivers for X.org 6.8 are now provided
- x86_64 drivers now available for XFree86 4.3 and X.org 6.8 Fixes
- Second head in Dual Head system is no longer corrupt during login screen
- Display corruption is no longer seen when switching between X-Windows and the Linux text console, and back to X-Windows
- Video playback in Dual Head mode no longer results in an error message being displayed, or the player failing to start
- PCI-Express systems no longer hang after running 3D Applications for long periods
- 3D Applications no longer hang on RHEL 3.0 with 1GB or more memory installed
- XVideo overlay is once again available in Dual Head Mode
- A "drm.h: No such file or directory" error message no longer occurs when compiling the fglrx kernel module
- Stopping and restarting the X server no longer results in memory leaks or hangs on PCI-Express systems

 


Naturally there's also a mass of fixes and tweaks for us windows users as well, all of which you can read in detail within ATI's release notes section.

 

Hexus have pumped out a performance analysis with the new 5.1's to give you an indication of whats to be expected. Keen to update? Grab 'em here folks!.

 


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