[ubuntu-x] Two bugs with proposed patches and long discussions

Alberto Milone albertomilone at alice.it
Thu May 7 11:41:15 BST 2009

On Thursday 07 May 2009 12:32:52 Martin Olsson wrote:
> There is a "storm in a cup" going on in bug 351186 over fglrx performance
> issues. Now these guys have found an old xserver patch from RH that fixes
> their issue but it might very well be that this patch introduces
> regressions for -ati users? Personally, I prefer the open source driver,
> but I don't know how big the difference is (especially for gaming and
> recent cards) and I hate to see Ubuntu get a bad rep because of stuff like
> this. The "#if 0" from the patch is most likely not acceptable and doing a
> runtime "if (fglrx)" extends the testing matrix making it unmaintainable.
> It would be interesting to hear what the fglrx devs say about it, i.e. if
> they will fix this in their bits somehow? Can they?
> https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/fglrx-installer/+bug/351186

I think the 107_fedora_dont_backfill_bg_none.patch caused graphical 
corruptions in KDE 4 which is why we dropped it.


Alberto Milone
Sustaining Engineer (system)
Foundations Team
Canonical OEM Services

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