Updated xorg-x11-drv-ati packages that fix two bugs are now available for Red Hat Enterprise Linux 5.
The xorg-x11-drv-ati packages provide a driver for ATI graphics cards for the X.Org implementation of the X Window System.
- When connecting a digital monitor which supported a maximum 1600x1200 resolution, a Radeon driver would set the 1600x1200@24bit mode for output. However, this mode was out of the ES1000 GPU's capacity, and, consequently, caused video corruption to occur. This update adds a clock range check to restrict output mode within the chip's capability, and video corruption no longer occurs in the described scenario.
- Prior to this update, there were issues with the ATI HD4xxx GPU series that in some cases prevented an Xserver from running. Consequently, the screen displayed a "load video device: ATI RV730 PRO Radeon HD 4650" error message, and users were left without graphics. With this update, Red Hat Enterprise Linux version 5.10 has graphics working properly on the HD4xxx GPU series, and error messages are no longer received.
Users of xorg-x11-drv-ati are advised to upgrade to these updated packages, which fix these bugs.