radeon driver heading in wrong direction :-(.

Marko Vojinovic vvmarko at gmail.com
Sun Jan 31 16:16:06 UTC 2010

On Sunday 31 January 2010 09:52:58 Kevin Kofler wrote:
> Ed Greshko wrote:
> > Kevin Kofler wrote:
> >> Recommending proprietary drivers in general and NVidia in particular is
> >> a very bad idea, they'll come to bite you in the ass sooner or later,
> >> and with NVidia there's no alternative with OpenGL support. (Nouveau
> >> reportedly works great for 2D these days though.)
> >
> > I've been waiting for over 3 years now to get bitten......
> Either you were extremely lucky or you didn't even realize your problems
> were caused by the proprietary drivers or you're just putting up with the
> problems (such as the driver not supporting the current Fedora when it gets
> released, it happened several times with NVidia too) without realizing
> they're avoidable.

You mean as in nVidia drivers taking a week or so to adjust to new kernel 
version and reach rpmfusion? Wow, that's a bummer! So you suggest we all opt 
to use ATI drivers which don't work at all on current X for several months 
now, basically since F12 appeared? And who knows when (or if) they will 
actually start supporting modern X?

You are saying that we should abandon closed source drivers for cards which 
work and are well supported by nVidia, and instead use closed source drivers 
which don't work and have lousy (if any) Linux support from ATI? Call me 
stupid, but I don't understand your argument.

Best, :-)

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