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Re: any ETA on improved ATI drivers?

On Saturday 04 July 2009, Sharpe, Sam J wrote:
>2009/7/4 Robert P. J. Day <rpjday crashcourse ca>:
>>  i ask since a problem i was having with the radeon driver during the
>> test phase -- screen suddenly going dark, literally right in the
>> middle of keystrokes -- is coming back and seems to be getting more
>> frequent.  never caused any breakage, just disconcerting.
>Oh good - I'm not the only one.
>I have the same with the "radeon" driver. Occasionally both screens go
>black for a second or two, then come back as if nothing had happened.
>I assumed it was either a flaky card or flaky driver as it affected
>both monitors equally - now I think it's definitely the driver ;o)
>As to the ETA for ati drivers, I don't know - but if your are
>referring to the closed source drivers from AMD, then they release
>roughly monthly and last released on the 15th June. So you'd expect
>something around mid-July - without any guarantees that it will work
>with Fedora 11!

Me 3.  But in my case, once it starts, only a reboot will stop it.
Using the radeonhd driver with an HD2400 Pro card.

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