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Definitely not. Qaridarium's latest posts don't seem to be trollish or spouting nonsense.
On the other hand, I'd vote to ban Kano if anyone. He claims to be a Debian developer while he's only a Debian-derived distro (that no one uses) developer. This has misled many people into giving his views greater weight than they otherwise might earn. Also, he has a pernicious dislike of all things ATI and throws attacks or disparaging remarks towards ATI users. When confronted, it's always because of "personal preference." Finally, when faced with a user who is not as knowledgeable in some areas as he is, he prefixes his remarks with a personal attack. Granted, there are many people like this, but no one as prolific or as wily in avoiding censure as Kano.
I do NOT claim that i am a Debian developer as there is no official Debian package maintained by me. My distro is called Kanotix, so the description you dislike should be better changed to this. I did NOT add that comment as it is no user changeable one!
Also I know ATI drivers since release 3.2.8, I was the first with a binary patch for fglrx to accept Xserver 1.3. I added LOTS of patches for fglrx drivers to my script - some selfmade and needed LOTS of time to test (or crash the system if you like) fglrx. Also I found serval issues with ATI oss/mesa driver too. Compared to that nvidia bugs are completely harmless and do not need much time to fix. Thats about a 100:1 comparision. Also when i test something like xvba, then i do that in order to get a fix, but ATI does NOT provide fixes. The vaapi dev at least tries to fix some issues like missing osd and other problems i found, but ATI certainly does not. You can be sure sooner or later you begin to hate ATI when you notice that they ignore bugs -> not working modelines (never fixed), OpenGL rendering issues (11 month to fix), xvba errors (no fix in sight). Can you say from your experience that you know more than me about those drivers?
If fglrx would be just like nvidia drivers in those cases:
a) Support all latest Xorg versions (NO)
b) Support all officially released kernel version (NO, needs a patch)
c) Working video accelleration (PARTLY, lots of problems, up to system crashes)
d) Correct OpenGL rendering in wine (PARTLY, not like nvidia).
fglrx could not always be used for:
a) Good excuse not to publish a game/demo because of fglrx driver faults
b) Forced OSS driver testing because of no available driver for used Xorg/kernel.
c) Example how worse a binary driver can be.
If you are a ATI supporter thats fine, i think nobody should buy ATI because of false hopes (which will never come true like video accelleration via oss driver). And this website does certainly promote ATI, which is only good for really not demanding users on Linux. ATI gets the money from 99% Win users and the bad reputation by 0.5% Linux users and the good reputation from 0.5% Linux users (oss only freaks).
No something about Kanotix: i know that i develop new version mainly privately but those who use it like it. I do NOT compete with Ubuntu or other big distributions, but i help those too. I report errors on Ubuntu launchpad, write/test kernel patches for some small things (mainly some pci/usb ids at the correct places). Those errors where found on Kanotix user systems, so others (maybe even you) benefit from my work. I also write fgrlx/nvidia and other scripts like for mplayer (svn/vaapi) which are tested on all major distros. I would not without Kanotix you can be sure, as I do that FIRST for Kanotix user, then for the rest.
And then tell me what YOU, crumja, have got for experience to judge about me?
I do NOT claim that i am a Debian developer as there is no official Debian package maintained by me. My distro is called Kanotix, so the description you dislike should be better changed to this.
Or changed to Nvidia fanboy
I did NOT add that comment as it is no user changeable one!
Seriously though Michael really ought to change it then, since it's very misleading. Some of your comments ("oss only freaks". Really?) may seem a little odd, coming from someone whom people assume to be a 'Debian Developer'
Also I know ATI drivers since release 3.2.8,
I think a lot of frustration comes from people who bought ATI hardware back in the day when they were evil. I'm sorry but you guys bear some responsibility for this yourselves nobody forced you to buy their hardware in the first place.