[Pkg-fglrx-devel] AMD Dropping R300-R500 Support In Catalyst Driver
patrick at linux-dev.org
Thu Mar 5 17:16:21 UTC 2009
Bertrand Marc schrieb:
> Patrick Matthäi a écrit :
>> I just saw this today:
>> AMD will drop the support with 9.4 for all cards which are older than
>> the HD 2000 series to focus on newer card. 9.3 will be the last
>> release which supports 300-500 cards.
>> How annoying..
>> Also we are not able to support the legacy driver until Squeeze, due
>> of Xorg ABI bumps (incompatible with Xorg 1.5.99) and the kernel
>> module is also not every time in a good way patchable..
> I would have plenty of comments about AMD, but let's stick with fglrx...
Yeah and this does not help anyone :)
> On our end I think we just need to make it clear to users still using
This would be one solution.
> As you said 9.3 will probably not work with squeeze, so it has
> no sense to upload a legacy driver, hasn't it ?
Depends on how fast Squeeze releases and with which kernel and if we are
able to patch it.
But the biggest problem is the Xorg incompatibility. 9-2 does not fit
with xserver 1.5 yet. We could just still hope that 9-3 will do so, then
we had a chance..
> I am curious to see what commercial distribution (as Ubuntu) will do
> about it. Maybe they'll patch 9.3 as long as possible and we will be
> able to use their work ?
Kanotix is the commercial one, not Ubuntu.
Anyway I CCed the maintainer list of the Ubuntu fglrx maintainers.
What are your plans?
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