On Thursday 02 August 2007, Donnie Berkholz wrote:
> Mike Frysinger <[EMAIL PROTECTED]> wrote:
> > if the driver blows dead goats and the vendor isnt willing to help
> > and no Gentoo dev wants to touch it, what other solution is there ?
> There's an open-source driver for the r5xx stuff called the avivo
> driver [1]. It's still pretty rough, so I haven't packaged it yet. For
> anyone interested, it should be pretty easy to make an ebuild for it
> based on the xf86-video-ati ebuild and the git eclass.
> For the present, je_fro's picked up ati-drivers and anarchy's been
> sending changes for some of the newest stuff.

sounds good to me ... so to tie back to the source of the thread, crappy 
closed source vendor drivers are not a valid reason to hold up stabilization 
of a kernel

if the issue affects you:
 (1) complain to the vendor
 (2) help make the package work with the new kernel
 (3) dont buy the hardware
 (4) stop bugging the kernel developers
 (5) give me a hug
 (6) goto 5

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