ATI Linux Display Driver 8.2 : Fixes X Server Bugs

A new version of the ATI/AMD Linux display driver was released last night, for both x86 and x86_64 platforms. This release fixes some important X server bugs, such as:

  1. The X server no longer crashes if the screen resolution is changed in horizontal or vertical desktop setup with a monitor that does not support DDC;
  2. The X server no longer segfaults or fails to initialize DRI if a BusID was specified in an unexpected format in xorg.conf;
  3. The X server no longer freezes on shutdown if atieventsd is running;
  4. The first OpenGL application run after starting a session on X server version 1.4 no longer hangs.

Known issues of this release:

  • On workstation hardware 3D applications will be corrupted if the screen width is not an integer multiple of 64 pixels, for example with a 1680×1050 wide screen display;
  • There is no support for video playback on the second head in dual head mode;
  • Desktop corruption may be noticed when dragging the overlay/video when using dual-display mode; Read the rest of this entry »