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Xorg 7.3 and AMD ATI driver fglrx 8.40.4 issue

Xorg 7.3 is now available in Debian sid. I am using fglrx 8.40.4 for my ATI Mobility Radeon X1300. Looks like fglrx 8.40.4 works only with XFree86 4.3 and X.Org 6.7, 6.8, 6.9, 7.0, 7.1, 7.2. When I restarted my X after the upgrade, it failed to start with the following message.

(II) LoadModule: "fglrx"
(II) Loading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers//
(II) Module fglrx: vendor="FireGL - ATI Technologies Inc."
        compiled for 7.1.0, module version = 8.39.4
        Module class: X.Org Video Driver
        ABI class: X.Org Video Driver, version 1.0
(EE) module ABI major version (1) doesn't match the server's version (2)
(II) UnloadModule: "fglrx"
(II) Unloading /usr/lib/xorg/modules/drivers//
(EE) Failed to load module "fglrx" (module requirement mismatch, 0)

I can't wait till I get updated driver from AMD. I have asked X to ignore ABI versions. If you are using gdm, edit /etc/gdm/gdm.conf to have the following lines at the end.

command=/usr/bin/X -audit 0 -ignoreABI