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AMD Releases New Catalyst Linux Legacy Driver

While owners of ATI/AMD Radeon HD 5000/6000/7000 series graphics cards have already had a Catalyst 12.6 Linux driver -- which many Linux users found to be disappointing -- today AMD has released a Catalyst 12.6 "Legacy" Linux driver for those using the older generations of Radeon hardware.
5 July 2012 - Catalyst 12.6 - 20 Comments

Better Radeon DRM Code Documentation Comes

For any independent developers that have been wanting to explore ways to contribute to the open-source Radeon driver but have been intimidated by the lack of documentation within the code, the situation is beginning to improve.
29 June 2012 - Finally - 9 Comments

The Last ATI/AMD Radeon UMS Driver Release

David Airlie announced the xf86-video-ati 6.14.6 DDX driver release today, which will be the final open-source ATI driver release that supports user-space mode-setting (UMS). Going forward, only Radeon kernel mode-setting (KMS) will be supported.
29 June 2012 - xf86-video-ati 6.14.6

AMD Catalyst 12.6 For Linux Disappoints

Following the changing of the Catalyst release schedule and dropping old hardware support, Catalyst 12.6 for Linux has been officially released. However, it's already disappointing some Linux binary driver users.
29 June 2012 - Sadness - 65 Comments

Open-Source Radeon HD 7000 Series Still Lacking

While Intel's Ivy Bridge processors are only two months old, there's already a feature-rich driver and the full programming documentation available. Meanwhile for the Radeon HD 7000 series from AMD that is now more than six months old, the open-source driver is still incomplete and the documentation is lacking.
28 June 2012 - Six Months Later - 34 Comments

Open-Source Radeon Tries Again For PCI-E 2.0

David Airlie sent in some PCI Express 2.0 patches for the Linux kernel DRM this morning, which will hopefully allow supported Radeon graphics cards to run at PCI-E 2.0 speeds by default.
26 June 2012 - Woohoo - 12 Comments

AMD Comments On XvBA Video Situation

Last week there were XBMC developers that wrote a public message on Phoronix about AMD's problems with video playback acceleration using their Catalyst Linux driver. The developers called AMD out on their shortcomings and now today there's a response out of AMD.
26 June 2012 - XBMC - 33 Comments

AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz - Is It Worth It On Linux?

In its battle against NVIDIA's Kepler, yesterday AMD released the AMD Radeon HD 7970 GHz graphics card. Here's some thoughts from a Linux perspective.
23 June 2012 - Radeon HD 7970 GHz - 28 Comments

Using GPU Video Acceleration Under Linux

For those intrigued by the article written by XBMC developers after being frustrated by AMD's Catalyst Linux driver, here's a look at some of the other options for GPU-based video acceleration under Linux.
22 June 2012 - Few Thoughts - 13 Comments

AMD To Open-Source Its Linux Execution & Compilation Stack

In the discussion last night about AMD not having any plans to suspend their proprietary Linux driver, John Bridgman of AMD shared some interesting information about AMD planning to provide a full execution stack in open-source form.
20 June 2012 - Really - 26 Comments

AMD Has No Plans To Suspend Catalyst For Linux

Since AMD's decision to discontinue HD 2000/3000/4000 series support from the Catalyst driver plus other changes that upset some hardware owners, there's been some rumors that AMD may be discontinuing development of the Catalyst Linux driver and focus solely upon the open-source AMD Linux driver.
19 June 2012 - No Changes - 37 Comments

R600 Gallium3D Expands On Stream-Out By Default

The R600 Gallium3D driver is beginning to enable Stream-Out support by default for a greater selection of the Radeon graphics processors.
19 June 2012 - Finally - 6 Comments

Radeon DRM Finally Has HD 6000 Series HDMI Audio

The open-source Radeon DRM/KMS driver in the mainline kernel beginning with the Linux 3.5 release will finally provide support for HDMI audio on the Radeon HD 6000 "Northern Islands" graphics cards.
18 June 2012 - Radeon KMS Driver - 23 Comments

Radeon UMS Support To Be Dropped

AMD developers are planning to remove user-space mode-setting (UMS) support from the open-source Radeon graphics driver.
15 June 2012 - User-Space Mode-Setting - 6 Comments

AMD To Put An ARM Core On Future Fusion APUs

AMD will be placing an ARM Cortex-A5 on future-generation Fusion APUs as what initially they are saying is for hardware-based security measures via ARM TrustZone Technology.
13 June 2012 - Security Reasons - 89 Comments

AMD R600g LLVM Back-End Is Working A Bit Better

The R600g LLVM shader compiler back-end that's primarily intended for the Radeon Gallium3D compute support is now working a bit better for graphics support compared to when it was first committed.
11 June 2012 - R600g LLVM - 17 Comments

Radeon 6.14.5 Linux Graphics Driver Released

The xf86-video-ati 6.14.5 driver was released today with several changes.
7 June 2012 - New Changes - 4 Comments

Compute Code For AMD Cayman Lands In Mesa

Compute (OpenCL) support for the AMD Radeon HD 6900 "Cayman" graphics cards has now landed in Mesa Git master.
7 June 2012 - Finally Here - 11 Comments

AMD R600g Still Tackling Hierarchical Z

While patches have been around for more than one year to support Hierarchical Z on the ATI/AMD R600 open-source driver, the Gallium3D support still hasn't been merged.
5 June 2012 - Hierarchical Z - 36 Comments

An AMD Legacy Driver With X Server 1.12 Support

Fear not for all of those who have been very angry over AMD dropping the Radeon HD 2000/3000/4000 support in the same release as providing X.Org Server 1.12 support, word on the streets of Toronto is that their legacy driver branch does have support for this latest xorg-server release.
5 June 2012 - There Will Be - 22 Comments

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