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New AMD Catalyst Beta Supports Linux 3.8, TF2 Fixes
Isn't this way of thinking part of the problem? AMD now has a bad image for Linux gamers because they don't have enough driver developers to actually deliver a sufficient product. So not having enough developers furthers their money problems. They should hire developers to get a better product in the long run instead of saving money now with having to pay fewer developers, but lowering product quality.
You should know that intel+nvidia have got access to source engine code, if needed they could tell the devs how to increase speed that it works best with their drivers. I don't know if amd has got access and if they are willing to do the same.
I am wondering the same. ( if amd is willing )
I do know however croteam, and Valve are talking with amd.
But like the guy from croteam said, it seems that amd has other priorities.
There is an official AMD forum for reporting bugs for steam on linux:http://devgurus.amd.com/community/steam-linux
The issue is that we had no developper posts other the lasts months (and it seems that today and yesterday a bot has filled the forum).
As suggested by bridgman I registered for this forum and I already regret it. It is lost time as no devs answers anything. It is the same c r a p as the "unofficial" bugtracker that never got responses.
Frank ( valve employee )
AMD forum now open
AMD has opened a new forum (http://devgurus.amd.com/community/steam-linux) for those of you using Linux AMD graphics drivers. The purpose of the AMD forum is to provide a direct line to AMD for feedback on their graphics drivers.
Currently before you can post you will need to create a new AMD forum account and request access to the forum. Currently, the forum is private but that will change to public very soon.
In case you are wondering, we will continue monitoring this forum for AMD-related issues with Steam for Linux.
I am using Ubuntu 13.04 and it has the 3.8 kernel.
Reason distributions don't use latest kernel and X.org Server is sometimes because AMD don't support it yet.
So AMD is holding back progress on Linux by being slow to support latest kernels and X.
After a discussion on the Slackware forum it is now official, Slackware will revert back from Xserver 1.14 to 1.13 for the upcoming Slackware 14.1, just because the Slackware team doesn't want to release a version that will not be able to run with AMD's proprietary drivers.
Thank you AMD, you have slowed down Slackware's development.