Is there an ati-drivers version which can coexist with the 2.6.39 kernel
On Fri, May 20, 2011 at 12:40:02PM +0200, Helmut Jarausch wrote:
> On 05/19/2011 11:20:05 PM, Sebastian Be√üler wrote:
> > Am 19.05.2011 22:32, schrieb Helmut Jarausch:
> > > Hi,
> > >
> > > no current ati-driver can get along with the recent 2.6.39 kernel
> > > see http://bugs.gentoo.org/show_bug.cgi?id=368081
> > >
> > > Does anybody know a work around?
> > Hi,
> > there are always the open drivers
> > x11-drivers/xf86-video-ati
> > and
> > x11-drivers/xf86-video-radeonhd
> > If that is not a choice for you then you have to wait for an
> > (in-)offical patch or a version that works with .39
> > Do you really need .39 now? Living on the bleeding edge comes with
> > problems of its own.
> No, I don't NEED the 2.6.39, but I'll want to aid in testing and this
> version promises far better performance - on the file system as well as
> for concurrent processes since the big kernel lock has gone.
> The patches which have been posted recently, see
> seem to work (I'm just writing on a machine running 2.6.39 with 4 cores
> and the patched ati-driver)
Thanks for that info, Helmut. Later today I'm going to give 2.6.39 a
shot then (I'd masked it because of my ATI card).
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