With the availability of the RadeonHD driver
, Jerome Glisse (the xf86-video-avivo maintainer) has declared the X.Org Avivo driver dead
, but that's not preventing some postmortem changes. There hasn't been any real activity with this open-source R500 driver in about two to three weeks when AMD's open specifications
had helped the developers
. Earlier this week, however, there was a fix in the Avivo CRTC mode-setting and today support for the Radeon HD 2300 was added. The Avivo driver doesn't support the R600 series, but the Radeon HD 2300 is actually based upon the R500 architecture. The Radeon HD 2300PRO simply worked by adding its PCI ID to the driver. Both of these commits are rather trivial and doesn't ignite any hopes that the Avivo driver may make a comeback (especially with the rapid progress
of the RadeonHD driver).