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1.244. xorg-x11-drv-ati

1.244.1. RHBA-2009:1343: bug fix and enhancement update

An updated xorg-x11-drv-ati package that fixes bugs and adds enhancements is now available.
The xorg-x11-drv-ati package provides a driver for ATI cards for the X.Org implementation of the X Window System.e rhnsd init script returned incorrect error codes and sometimes prevented correct status command calls. The init script has been updated so that it returns appropriate error messages, and the status command call error no longer presents.
Bugs fixed in the updated package include:
  • specifying NoDRI in the xorg.conf did not disable direct rendering on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.2 as expected. This has been corrected and specifying NoDRI in xorg.conf disables direct rendering on Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4. (BZ#465142)
  • on Altix systems the FireMV card's second VGA output did not correctly detect a monitor plugged in. This has been corrected. (BZ#477679)
  • graphical installation failed on ATI FireMV 2400 cards, although text-mode installations did work. With this update the r500 driver is now installed by default for FireMV 2400 cards and graphical installation now work as expected. (BZ#483165)
  • on r600-based ATI cards (eg the Radeon 3100, the Radeon HD 3600 XT and Radeon Mobility HD 2600 Series cards) the mouse pointer could become corrupted. Note: this problem only appeared in Beta releases of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4. It was not present in Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.3 and was fixed for the public release of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.4 (BZ#514559)
The following enhancements are also included in the updated package:
  • the r500 driver was updated to match the upstream X.org ATI 6.12.2 release. This added support for the latest ATI GPUs including the rs880. (BZ#495098) (BZ#477257)
  • the r500 driver now supports the Xinerama extension, providing significantly improved support for multi-head setups, especially those involving displays with different aspect ratios. (BZ#481067)
All ATI graphics card users should upgrade to this updated package, which resolves these issues and adds these features.

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