Update (2007-11-23): In a message from Novell's Luc Verhaegen, he has just informed us that with this RadeonHD v0.0.4 release out the door, they now will begin thinking about pushing out a packaged release soon. Prior to this packaged RadeonHD release, they will be squashing the remaining issues present with this driver. Luc encourages users to try out this latest code and report back about their experience.
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