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Radeon X.Org 7.4.0 Driver Brings More Tiling, R300/R500 GLAMOR

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Published on 26 June 2014 12:14 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in AMD
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A stable update to the xf86-video-ati "Radeon" X.Org driver was released on Wednesday.

The xf86-video-ati 7.4.0 driver update has an assortment of fixes but most prominently enables tiling by default for "CIK" and "Mullins" GPUs, support for server-managed FDs to use the X.Org Server without root privileges, GLAMOR support for R300/R500 GPUs, and an assortment of other updates.

More details on xf86-video-ati 7.4.0 can be found via its mailing list release announcement.

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