Blocking radeonhd (was Re: Fedora 12 Graphics Issues: Cancel F13 and concentrate on fixing F12 ?)

Bill Nottingham notting at
Tue Dec 1 20:43:27 UTC 2009

Ian Pilcher (arequipeno at said: 
> On 12/01/2009 09:35 AM, Bill Nottingham wrote:
> > So, if our X maintainers won't handle bugs with it, we have a working
> > default alternative that is maintained upstream, and it's *known* to
> > be broken in the default configuration, why ship it? If we're trying to
> > focus on quality, I'm not sure why we'd ship something that's known
> > broken.
> Because the alternative may be more broken for some people?

If the e1000 driver is broken in the kernel for some people, we don't support
shipping an alternate driver. If a new version of the intel graphics driver
is broken for some people, we don't support shipping a pre-KMS version
of the driver.

Why would we do differently here?


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