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Release of RadeonHD 1.1.0 driver

Sunday 23 December 2007 at 12:05

You thought that display driver's updates were over? Wrong, It's now the turn of the new open-source radeonHD driver, for R500 (Radeon X1000 series) and R600 (Radeon HD 2000 series) chipsets, developed by Novell. One month after the first stable release, here is the 1.1.0 version. It still doesn't bring 3D or even 2D acceleration but mainly fixes and some new functionalities.

More precisely, the changes are:
- A better monitor detection.
- More stability.
- A text-mode restoration.
- Added RS600 chipset support and preliminary support for the RV670 chipset (Radeon HD 3850 and Radeon HD 3870 cards).
- Gamma, palette and RandR mode selection fixes.
- Initial support for HDMI by treating it like DVI.

The complete and detailed changelog is available in the driver's archive.


The archive containing the driver which have to be complied (named xf86-video-radeonhd-1.1.0) is available at this adress:


With X.Org 7.0 or later, unpack the archive, go in the just created directory and launch the following commands:
$ ./
$ make
$ make install

For more infos about installation, problems or other, please see the X.Org wiki page about the radeonHD driver.