The RadeonHD 1.2.4 driver
was released back in December and since then a lot of work has went into this open-source driver through the partnership between AMD and Novell. Over the past few months they have made significant process, but also faced some setbacks, like losing a key X developer
. Yesterday the xf86-video-ati driver was updated
, but now this morning we have an update finally for xf86-video-radeonhd.
The xf86-video-radeonhd 1.2.5 driver was announced by Matthias Hopf and it has a few noteworthy features. The key additions in the 1.2.5 release is 2D acceleration support for the R600/700 graphics processors (this requires an updated DRM that either needs to be back-ported to your kernel or use Linux 2.6.30+), X-Video support for the R600/700 GPUs, mode-setting support for the unreleased RS880
and Radeon HD 4890
(RV790), and is compliant with the RandR 1.3
Additionally, the xf86-video-radeonhd 1.2.5 driver has some reworked code, DRI support is finally enabled by default on ATI R500/RS600 hardware, LUT fixes, and fix register accesses for processors that reorder memory writes.
The official release announcement of the RadeonHD 1.2.5 driver along with source driver download links can be found on the X.Org mailing list