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A New ATI X.Org Driver Has Been Released

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Published on 28 September 2010 04:24 AM EDT
Written by Michael Larabel in AMD
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While most of the exciting action for open-source graphics now occurs within the Linux kernel for the DRM and KMS and there is all the work being poured into the 3D side via classic Mesa and Gallium3D drivers, the DDX drivers continue to play a role for 2D acceleration and other X.Org features. AMD's Alex Deucher today has announced the first xf86-video-ati driver update in quite a while and that bumps it to version 6.13.2.

This is to be considered a bug-fix release so it's not particularly exciting, but it does offer user-space mode-setting fixes for ATI Evergreen (Radeon HD 5000 series) GPUs, EXA performance improvements, R600/R700 tiling support, and a lot of other bug-fixes.

The release announcement with a list of all of the fixes to be found in this updated open-source ATI driver can be found on the ATI mailing list.

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