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It has been fourteen years since the ATI Rage 128 graphics cards were released, but some within the open-source community are still using this vintage graphics hardware and even advancing the ATI driver.
6 July 2012 - About Damn Time - 28 Comments
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 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
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
The xf86-video-ati 6.14.5 driver was released today with several changes.
7 June 2012 - New Changes - 4 Comments
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
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
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