Last edited by bridgman; 02-06-2013 at 07:09 PM.
The point is, if Ubuntu really does go ahead with their own in-house display server, what will this mean for the AMD drivers? Obviously AMD is not going to produce fglrx for Wayland and Ubuntu's display server as of now when X is still the only DP suitable for use at this point of time, but what will happen to the open source drivers? Will it have to be adapted (along with Mesa and Gallium3D) to fit both Wayand and Ubuntu's DP or will they run as-is on both display servers without any need for repurposing?
Are there plans to change that? Forcing everyone onto a compositor is no solution, and noticable tearing is simply unacceptable.
This is how it is marketed:
On linux with fglrx/catalyst this functionality does not only not exist, you also have to restart X every time you want to switch and closing all gui programs in the process.AMD Enduro™ technology seamlessly/automatically selects (No manual switching) the best graphics processor for a given application.
But at least it's usable at all, right? Well, only if you use a single screen. I would believe that people doing serious work™ would often use multiple monitors and if it is only to give a presentation with a projector.
I'm sorry to throw this useless rant at you, I just wanted to say: If I was in a position to choose a notebook with a highend gpu, maybe even only for opencl, I would not see me wanting to buy something like that.