[clug] ATI drivers and Ubuntu/linux in general

Hal Ashburner hal.ashburner at gmail.com
Fri Jun 20 07:08:44 GMT 2008

At the risk of sounding silly, pious and boring or something, why not 
compile the latest kernel.org kernel and if the bug persists, report it? 
iirc Dave Airlie who lives up the road in sydney "is _so_ not the 
maintainer" of the ati drivers yet seems to write code and fix bugs and 
what have you. Nice bloke too.

Maybe a great sage in the ways of git could reveal how to run a the 
latest stable git kernel and roll back just one driver to a previous 

Out of interest, what would $distro_of_choice have in their kernel that 
linus & co. upstream would reject? I'm sure there are good reasons for 
running distro kernels rather than kernel.org kernels, but what are they?

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