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    Phoronix: An AMD Legacy Driver With X Server 1.12 Support

    Fear not for all of those who have been very angry over AMD dropping the Radeon HD 2000/3000/4000 support in the same release as providing X.Org Server 1.12 support, word on the streets of Toronto is that their legacy driver branch does have support for this latest xorg-server release...

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=MTExMzU

  • #2
    can someone please fire the AMD PR department?

    this driver politic is just a PR "disaster"

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
      can someone please fire the AMD PR department?

      this driver politic is just a PR "disaster"
      Didn't they do that already last year? Over 60% of their marketing department got laid off in November of 2011.

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      • #4
        Originally posted by Qaridarium View Post
        can someone please fire the AMD PR department?

        this driver politic is just a PR "disaster"
        AMD's PR department haven't issued any new on the dropping of support. Both these articles have been based on rumour and hearsay to generate some FUD

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Veerappan View Post
          Didn't they do that already last year? Over 60% of their marketing department got laid off in November of 2011.
          i talk about the other 40%

          no one need this kind of people.

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          • #6
            Originally posted by FireBurn View Post
            AMD's PR department haven't issued any new on the dropping of support. Both these articles have been based on rumour and hearsay to generate some FUD
            you don't understand it why not get a REAL public statement with a REAL plan what is going on.

            it more shows like "chaos"

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            • #7
              Originally posted by FireBurn View Post
              AMD's PR department haven't issued any new on the dropping of support. Both these articles have been based on rumour and hearsay to generate some FUD
              And part of a PR departments work is preventing such disasters.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Ragas View Post
                And part of a PR departments work is preventing such disasters.
                How should they have done that since the dropping of support is a true story? I doubt that there was really a plan to support X.org server 1.12 in the legacy drivers, they just say that now because they have not expected such amount of previous customers to state that they change to Intel/Nvidia and never buy AMD again. That is the real disaster and the PR department should have foreseen that.

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by FireBurn View Post
                  Both these articles have been based on rumour and hearsay to generate some FUD
                  ...the success rate of the Phoronix Catalyst news reporting is like 99% and has been for years.
                  Michael Larabel
                  http://www.michaellarabel.com/

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by TobiSGD View Post
                    How should they have done that since the dropping of support is a true story?
                    no its not a true story if a week after that a latency driver popped up with x server 1.12 support.

                    and THIS is a PR disaster!

                    also why not tell the people something like this: there will be a latency driver update until the opensource driver radeon get some power managment fixes.
                    then the people can use the catalyst and after the radeon driver gets usable on notebooks with power management they can switch to the radeon driver.

                    the radeon driver is so close to be a good replacement for the catalyst on hd2000-hd4000 hardware but i can not unterstand why amd don't invest the money to get the last bits done to make it usefull also for notebooks.

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