Quote Originally Posted by MPF View Post
I would have liked to be that enthusiast but this won't happen.
To get a proper 3D support on r6xx/r7xx, you'll need the 2.6.32 (assuming the ATI devs would be in time to merge it to it next month).
Ubuntu should use the 2.6.31 when release, so, there will be no 3D support for r6xx/r7xx cards on Ubuntu 9.10.

That being said, I would like to tell that advanced users should use rolling distro so as more users could contribute to bug reporting.
ubuntu has a PPA with hot new xorg, mesa, libdrm

there are hot new kernels at http://kernel.ubuntu.com/~kernel-ppa/mainline/

this seems just as good as compiling from git, but with a lower risk of breaking everything