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AMD ATI release Catalyst 11.4 driver

AMD have released a new version of their graphics driver Catalyst for Linux. The new version, 11.4, contains back-ported X.Org Server 1.10 support in order to function with Ubuntu 11.04, Fedora 15, Arch Linux, etc.

While X.Org Server 1.10 has been out since February, AMD missed supporting it until it came time for Ubuntu 11.04 and then late last month they ended up dropping a Catalyst 11.4 pre-release to Ubuntu Natty users.

The Catalyst 11.4 Linux driver also offers the first bits of AMD PowerXpress support under Linux, but it’s clunky in that the X.Org Server needs to be restarted when switching graphics adapters. This implementation is meant for switching between Intel and ATI Radeon graphics.

This driver also provides support for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.6 and SuSE Linux Enterprise Desktop 10 Service Pack 4. The Catalyst 11.4 Linux driver also has at least one fix for Wine.

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