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RE: Screen corruption after Mesa upgrade (7.4)
by Wintershade on Thursday May 28th 2009, 8:48
So do I. I still bought a new one, with an NVIDIA card.
Unfortunately I believe this is the only solution.
Try to look at it like this. AMD's driver developers are not taking the Linux support seriously at all. Many distros, such as Arch which I'm using, have dropped the ATi proprietary drivers from the official repositories, and for a good reason.
On the other hand, you are spending a lot of your time and effort to make something work. I don't know about you, but my own time and my effort are not free - they may not be the most expensive in the world, but I still think they're worth something. By buying a notebook with an NVIDIA graphics card, I've spared myself a lot of time and effort, which would otherwise be literally wasted. In the end, it isn't such a loss of money, and a huge gain in time and strength which would otherwise be lost forever.
So rather than trying to fix something that's broken beyond your own reach, try giving some serious support to those who value us, Linux users, as customers in the same manner as everyone else who buys their hardware.