X Server 1.5 was officially released last month with X.Org
7.4, but there had been server pre-releases going back to earlier this
year. Fedora 9 had even shipped with an early version version of X
Server 1.5. For those using the open-source X.Org drivers, running the
latest server is not a big deal, but those with ATI or NVIDIA binary
drivers they sometimes can be slow in supporting the latest version.
NVIDIA has supported X Server 1.5 for a number of weeks now, but ATI has
yet to update their Catalyst Linux driver with such support. With Ubuntu
8.10 being released in two weeks and it's using this newest X Server,
how will ATI graphics cards be supported? Well, an interesting event has
occurred and we will tell you what has happened in this article.