AMD Catalyst 9.7 For Linux Released
Written by Michael Larabel in AMD on 23 July 2009 at 04:11 PM EDT. 147 Comments
It's a bit late in the month, but AMD has just released the ATI Catalyst 9.7 driver update for Linux. Officially, the only new feature in Catalyst 9.7 is production support for Red Flag DT 7.0, but there are some bug-fixes too. The bug-fixes range from segmentation fault fixes to addressing some monitor / RandR problems. This is not mentioned in the change-log, but there should be some composite support improvements (including video tearing fixes) within the Catalyst Linux release too. Overall though this is just another month with few changes that are visible to the end-user.

Catalyst 9.7 is also still lacking when it comes to supporting the latest Linux kernels, but that should be fixed around in Catalyst 9.8 we are anticipating. AMD also still has yet to release any information regarding the XvBA video API.

The latest ATI Catalyst Linux driver can be downloaded at AMD.com.
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