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ATI Proprietary Linux x86 Display Driver 8.39.4

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* The kernel module build no longer fails on kernel version 2.6.22. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28556

* Starting AMD CCC-LE no longer fails with a floating-point exception when started in certain configurations. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28557

* When playing videos in I420 color format using the Xv extension and TexturedVideo (the default on R5xx), colors are no longer displayed incorrectly. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28558

* Running aticonfig --initial in X with the Vesa driver no longer segfaults resulting in the xorg.conf file not being available. Further details can be found in topic number 737-28559

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Seems like it's withdrawn now because of the remaining "AMD Testing Use Only" watermark. The watermark can only be seen if you used --buildpkg switch for a distro (if you installed it from a package).

If you used the GUI installer you can't see the watermark. The reason of the bug is whether the /etc/ati/signature file is automatically generated or not. Using the GUI installer it is.

There is already a workaround. Since then the driver is withdrawn so there could be other problems as well.

Related links:

AMD Watermark: "Testing Use Only"

AMD Train Runs Off The Tracks, Again

Fixing The AMD Watermark Issue

AMD 8.39.4 Driver Released -- 8.35 no longer does it better (forum topic)

 

source: hup.hu

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