He can be followed via Twitter or contacted via MichaelLarabel. According to Linux Weekly News, “There will be specifications available and a skeleton driver as well; a free 2D driver is anticipated by the end of the year. Then it will go to the “Lock Screen” and also have a Keyring password prompt on top of that. Linux hardware site Phoronix got early access to the new proprietary ATI drivers and has been conducting extensive tests. Contents 1 Packages 2 Building for Xorg 7. Thread starter Chris Start date Sep 14,

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We are automatically migrating this bug to the new “linux” package. Suspend just stops either with the screen turned off or with a blank screen and a blinking cursor. What’s new New posts Latest activity.

Michael Larabel is the principal author of Phoronix. Any displays that are not on the list will be disabled.

AMD to deliver better ATI drivers, open specifications

See Flavio’s page for detail. So what are we calling the fglrx 8. Just be forewarned that there will be fgllrx bugs present until the 8. The suspending process does not even complete here, hard-locking the system requiring 5 seconds on the power button to turn off.


Nicely, it also comes back correctly! I have tried this with the fglrx driver given by default in gutsy 8. Cameron Gorrie sastraxi wrote on Marc Quinton mquinton wrote on Confirming that this is a regression from Feisty, where suspending with fglrx driver works perfectly.

These announcements are great news for ATI users, who have traditionally been very poorly supported on the Linux platform.

The new baseline open-source driver written by Novell should also be released shortly. Ryan Paul Ryan is an Ars editor emeritus in the field of open source, and and still contributes regularly. Hey Linux people, the world is going our way! To post a comment you must log in.

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Does someone on Kubuntu have this bug? The computer fails to enter the suspend state and must be manually turned off via the power button resume is impossible, as it never actually suspends. This is the closed-source proprietary driver, however, much of the “engine” for this driver is rewritten and as we have been sharing in articles from the Radeon XXL performance to the flagship Radeon HD XT there are certainly some new accomplishments coming out of the AMD Linux camp.


Darin Barnes darin-barnes wrote on Curtis Hovey sinzui on We appreciate your patience and understanding as we make this transition. Brian Murray brian-murray on This driver has been in development since last year, but with AMD simultaneously having to maintain the existing fglrx driver and continuing with monthly releases, this new driver took quite a bit of time to develop.

The control center also complains a lot about rebooting, but rebooting doesn’t seem to be required.

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Does anyone have decent documentation 8.1 the control center? Contents 1 Packages 2 Building for Xorg 7. Phoronix Test Suite OpenBenchmarking. A hard reboot is required in either case. Kyle M Weller kylew wrote on It also does various other kinds of display managements. Other bug subscribers Subscribe someone else. In addition to providing much-improved closed-source drivers, an AMD representative at the Linux kernel summit announced plans to enable development of open source drivers for ATI graphics cards.

FGLRX doesn’t support 2.