New ATI Driver for Radeon 7500?

Ken Mandelberg km at
Wed Sep 12 20:14:06 PDT 2007

Dave Airlie wrote:
> On 9/13/07, Ken Mandelberg <km at> wrote:
>> Dave Airlie wrote:
>>> On 9/13/07, Ken Mandelberg <km at> wrote:
>>>> Does the driver ATI announced do anything for a laptop with
>>>> ATI Technologies Inc Radeon Mobility M7 LW [Radeon Mobility 7500]
>>> We already have a driver for that card since like it came out.. I've
>>> no idea why another driver might be useful..
>>> Dave.
>> Of course I use the current one.
>> I just thought ATI might know some undocumented tricks to improve it.
>> For example the existing driver effectively lowers resolution to get
>> around the pink bar problem.
> Which pink bar problem (I haven't used my M7 in years, but ajax has
> one in his laptop..)
> Dave.

The pink bar is explained in

the workaround is to handle 1920x1080 as 960x1080 and scale it a factor 
of 2 horizontally.

Besides that at least on my 2GHZ Pentium 4 Mobility laptop its not fast 
enough to keep up at HD. An Intel 915 on a 2GHZ Pentium M can.

Again the existing driver works reasonably, I just thought if ATI was 
releasing a driver they might have some other optimizations and workarounds.

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