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AMD 8.41.7 Display Driver Released -- The Holy Crap Edition!
You downloaded and installed a driver that specifically wasn't designed for your video card. Sounds like a jackkerouac failure, to me.
And Adam - I'm afraid you actually misunderstand the following alert :
Caution: The ATI Catalyst™ Linux software suite 8.41.7 does not support ATI Workstation products. AMD recommends using the AMD Proprietary Linux software driver version 8.40.4.
This warning is directed at FireGL workstation products which the X1650Pro is not.
Nor does the X1650Pro AGP fit in the
Caution: The AMD Proprietary Linux driver version 8.41.7 is not recommended for the ATI Mobility and Integrated Products. Using this driver on any of the following products may result in stability issues. AMD recommends using the AMD Proprietary Linux software driver version 8.40.4.
Warning -- it is not Mobility nor an Integrated chip
Final point - the last caveat on ATI's release notes:
Caution: The AMD Proprietary Linux driver version 8.41.7 is not recommended for use on ATI Radeon X1900 series of products and lower. Using this driver on any of the following products may result in stability issues. AMD recommends using the AMD Proprietary Linux driver version 8.40.4
Its clear that this is not a "does not support this card" - it is indicating that there are issues - only that.
Last edited by Alistair; 09-15-2007, 09:50 PM.
Reason: Cleanup after being rushed on the last post
Mine's an X1650 Pro AGP and X dies after the install. Yet another AMD/ATI failure.
There are known issues with X1000 series cards, and I've found this card is problematic with ***all*** ati drivers - the issue (black screen on X start requiring a restart of X or on occaision a reboot) is resolved when setting the GART memory size in the BIOS = to or greater than the amount of ram on the video card.
I have one of these cards, and have gotten it to run X with DRI enabled, and glxgears and fgl_glxgears will run - however AGP mode 0 prevents any real 3d processing and even substantially slows 2d operations.
I tried the 8.41.7 driver using Kanotix ThorHammer rc6 developed by Kano, it works fine with my Desktops ATI-1300 pro pcie, this card has 512mb of ram.
This is the first time that card has worked in Linux with ATI drivers, congratulations to the ATI-AMD team who finally got a driver to work with my card.