Open-Source AMDGPU Linux Driver Gets Its First Point Release for Mesa 11.2

As you may know, xf86-video-amdgpu is the open-source X.Org driver for GNU/Linux operating system, which has been forked from the open-source xf86-video-ati AMD Radeon graphics driver to support the AMDGPU kernel driver introduced in Linux kernel 4.2.

Today’s release, xf86-video-amdgpu 1.0.1, is a small one that mainly adds support for the upcoming Mesa 11.2 3D Graphics Library release by patching a bug that could have prevented the driver from starting up correctly if the glamour functionality was enabled.

“I’m pleased to announce the release of version 1.0.1 of xf86-video-amdgpu, the Xorg driver for AMD GPUs using the amdgpu kernel driver,” said Michel Dänzer. “This is a pure bugfix release with the main purpose of fixing a bug which would prevent the driver from initializing successfully with glamor enabled on top of the upcoming Mesa 11.2 release.”

There are a few other small improvements in this first maintenance build of the xf86-video-amdgpu 1.0 driver, so we recommend reading Michel Dänzer’s mailing list announcement if you’re curious to know exactly what has been changed. In the meantime, you can download the xf86-video-amdgpu 1.0.1 sources right now.



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