AMDGPU 1.1.1 X.Org Driver Released, Radeon 7.7.1 DDX Too
Written by Michael Larabel in Radeon on 15 September 2016 at 08:10 AM EDT. 28 Comments
RADEON --
Today marks the release of the infrequent updates to the xf86-video-amdgpu and xf86-video-ati X.Org display drivers.

With the xf86-video-amdgpu 1.1.1 release they're caught up with PCI ID coverage for what's supported by the kernel driver, including finally having the Polaris 10/11 PCI IDs in a stable DDX driver release. Besides the Polaris detection is also Strato, Bonaire, Mullins, Kaveri, Southern Islands, and some other PCI IDs. Of course, for Southern Islands and friends these PCI ID additions are only relevant if enabling the experimental hardware support in the AMDGPU kernel driver (in the case of SI, that's not coming until at least Linux 4.9).

Besides having the numerous PCI ID additions, xf86-video-amdgpu has a number of crash/hang fixes, better Zaphod mode handling, a cursor size fix, better RandR handling, etc. More details here.

The xf86-video-ati 7.7.1 release meanwhile has various crash/hang/corruption fixes and other minor changes... Nothing too exciting with most of the open-source AMD work these days being on the newer AMDGPU-based stack. Those ATI/Radeon DDX details here.
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