ATI Beats Nvidia to X.Org v7.1 Support

July 28, 2006 at 11:09 pm (GNU/Linux)

“After ATI’s successful launch last month of the fglrx 8.26.18 drivers, which had delivered an external events daemon (atieventsd) and more, it is now time for us to discuss the changes in the newly released 8.27.10 Linux display drivers. Of the changes in this release include X11R7.1 support, Fedora Core packaging scripts, and Radeon X1000 TV-out support. As always, we have all of the details to share in our ATI fglrx 8.27.10 driver examination. For those that had missed it, earlier this week Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) had announced a merger with ATI Technologies for $5.4 Billion USD. This acquisition should increase the level of competitiveness between manufacturers both in the CPU arena as well as on the graphics forefront. We had sought comments from ATI’s Linux department as whether this deal would have any impact on their driver development, but at this time, it is simply not known.Getting back on track with fglrx 8.27.10… First and foremost, ATI has beat NVIDIA to supporting X.Org v7.1 in their proprietary drivers.”

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