Open-Source Radeon HD 6000 Series Still Borked
Phoronix: Open-Source Radeon HD 6000 Series Still Borked
The first of the AMD Radeon HD 6000 "Northern Islands" graphics cards launched late last year, and while the open-source Linux driver support is technically there for those interested in this alternative to the proprietary Catalyst driver, the support is still largely broken. Here is a quick look.
Michael, no one from AMD has ever said this
Yet you repeat it constantly. You're setting everyone up for a lot of disappointment if it doesn't come about. All AMD has said is that for that generation of cards they were involved from the beginning of the hardware design for the first time - they haven't said anything about the timing of releasing support for it. Further, hasn't this milestone already been reached? Llano support is ready, isn't it, and that is just being released right now.
Further out, we are excited about the Radeon HD 8000 series when there should be a major open-source milestone in that we'll hopefully see on-time open-source Linux support for this hardware right around the time the hardware first ships.