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Re: [opensuse-factory] Patch to load fglrx driver
  • From: Anders Johansson <ajohansson@xxxxxxx>
  • Date: Sat, 29 Aug 2009 19:31:47 +0200
  • Message-id: <200908291931.47985.ajohansson@xxxxxxx>
On Saturday 29 August 2009 19:05:54 Juan Erbes wrote:
What future has a distribution that does not allow to use the full
power of hardware, and its developers wash their hands by blaming ATI,
where the problem stems from a change in the kernel, and not in the
driver?

A kernel change in a current version would perhaps require a fix or
workaround. But here we're dealing with a new kernel - ATI simply hasn't
produced a driver that supports 2.6.31 yet. It is up to them to update their
driver to fit the new kernel. It is not up to linux distributions to emulate
older kernel versions just because a driver doesn't get updated.

There are patches for the driver floating around. This one is from an Ubuntu
forum

http://launchpadlibrarian.net/29957902/fglrx-
installer_8.632-0ubuntu2~dinxter2.debdiff

The patch is completely broken, but fortunately the broken code never gets
compiled on 2.6.31, so because of the broken cpp logic, the end effect of the
patch is to simply delete the line

p = find_task_by_vpid(pid);

The Ubuntu bug report at https://bugs.launchpad.net/ubuntu/+source/fglrx-
installer/+bug/394985 claims that this works for them. Maybe you can recompile
the driver with that one-line patch

Anders
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