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Re: any impending news on video drivers for f12?

On Sat, 15 Aug 2009, drago01 wrote:

> On Sat, Aug 15, 2009 at 9:00 PM, Robert P. J. Day<rpjday crashcourse ca> wrote:
> > On Sat, 15 Aug 2009, Greg wrote:
> >
> >> On 15/08/2009 8:58 PM, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
> >>
> >>   quite possibly, but it's not clear what the most appropriate
> >> forum would be.  if an issue involves a radeon driver on f12
> >> (alpha), is that more properly a radeon issue or an f12 issue?
> >>
> >> http://forums.amd.com/game/categories.cfm?catid=279&forumid=11 check that
> >> forum out
> >>
> >> but i would think it would be a ATI problem, not Fedora issue.
> >> ATI have always been slow at producing a workable driver
> >
> >  so what's the solution to this?  because, quite simply, it
> > doesn't matter whose fault it is anymore.  seriously.  because the
> > bottom line is that i bought a perfectly respectable laptop with a
> > perfectly respectable ATI radeon video card, and my desktop looks
> > like sh*t running f11 because i can't get full 1280x800 res out of
> > that card, and i have to put up with 1024x768.
> >
> >  and it was particularly embarrassing a couple weeks ago when i
> > happened to be chatting with a lady who's given me good-natured
> > ribbing about my love affair with open source, and i had my laptop
> > open and running, and she commented on how crappy the desktop
> > looked, and i started to explain the whole deal with open source
> > and closed drivers, and she stopped me and told me she wasn't
> > interested in an explanation because it didn't matter to her.
> >  what mattered was whether her software simply *worked*.  and her
> > windows netbook worked. and my linux laptop didn't.
> >
> > was right.  all that matters to her is that she can turn on her
> > computer, and stuff works.  and her computer works.  and mine doesn't.
> File a bug against the xorg-x11-drv-ati and add information about
> which hardware you use and the output of xrandr, whether you use kms
> or not etc. Because setting the correct video mode should work using
> the radeon driver, if not its a bug that should be fixed, but to fix
> it it has to be reported.

   i swear, if one more person suggests i take the time to bugzilla
this ...



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