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AMD Catalyst 10.9 For Linux Released

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Published on 16 September 2010 08:42 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in AMD
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AMD has just released their monthly proprietary Linux driver update, which this month puts it at Catalyst 10.9. The only new "feature" of AMD Catalyst 10.9 for Linux is early support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 6.0 (RHEL6), but there are some bug-fixes.

The only official issues that have been resolved by this driver update are:

- System no longer fails while launching fgl_glxgears window when Anti-Aliasing and Desktop Effects are enabled
- [SUSE 11.1] Hardware playback now functions properly
- [OpenSuSE 11.3] Corruption no longer visible on Firefox while scrolling the window by dragging the scrollbar
- [SUSE 11.2] With a DP display connected to the adapter, a hot-plugged DFP display will now light up properly in clone mode

Though as Catalyst 10.9 still isn't ready for Ubuntu 10.10, look for Catalyst 10.10 to be an interesting release.

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