AMD has posted an update to their proprietary Linux driver for ATI graphics cards. Here is the announcement. From the notes:
The following section provide a brief description of resolved issues with the latest version of the AMD Catalyst™ Linux Graphics Driver software suite. These include:
- The screen no longer turns black if the X-Server is terminated from the text console. This condition was known to occur only on certain laptop confgiurations. Further details can be found in topic number 737-26829.
This is very good news for those of us with these particular laptop configurations. Note: I have not yet installed this driver, as I just now saw the announcement, so I'd love to hear from anyone who's already installed it.