For the Wow issue, you could try r600g. That plus a recent kernel and the right power profiles (as bridgman said) should solve most of your problems.It does indeed have the KMS and Radeon driver installed by default. I used that driver, and it consumes the power *soooo* fast. RadeonHD is no different.
I didn't try to options you listed there. Then again, I am also a World of Warcraft player, and while I don't require that it works great - I do require that it runs at all.
It doesn't. Hundreds of culling errors at the login screen turns into a regular #132 error when the game finishes loading.
RadeonHD doesn't even run it at all.
So I end up having to switch back and forth between drivers.
For me, the only two resolutions are:
1) The ATi Linux driver team expands in size. I like what you guys are doing, but it's plainly obvious you are understaffed and fighting an uphill battle.
2) I switch to NVIDIA.
Since #1 has been repeatedly stated to be not happening due to the fact that your superiors can't see the potentual profit in providing a driver for 1% of the userbase (which is a massive underestimate), I'm forced to pick option 2.
As for who I contacted - yeah I guess it was AMD. When I go to ati.amd.com I get shifted around a bit between what could be considered the ATi area and the AMD area, which is quite natural since the merger.
http://www.amd.com/us/aboutamd/conta...ontact-us.aspx -> e-mail us now is what I did.
I already deleted the e-mail in rage. (I know, that was stupid) and I didn't say an exact quote. I apologize if I came off that way. But basically the brunt of the e-mail constituted something like 'linux, limited support, can't help, want support? Use windows'
I replied with rage then deleted the mail, basically. I find it rather silly now.
But hey, if you can help me over this forum I'll stop complaining. I was just pretty angry yesterday because I felt like I had bought a product basically busted by design.
Nah, I tried both. I considered "radeon" default. :P
Ubuntu means +-80% of all Linux users so it does mean something.
I use a Radeon HD4650, so I don't know why you're talking about HD5000's all of a sudden.
This isn't about features. This is about nasty, deal-breaking, killerbugs.
I am not a huge fan of changing my kernel. Though, of course, if you can assure me that FGLRX+.37 works (which I somehow doubt because FGLRX is known to be quite a bit behind on supporting new kernels) then I might consider upgrading and, if it works, abort this project.
You go ahead and do that, I don't care. I cannot fathom why you would have any problems with the NVIDIA blob though. My friend has an identical PC to mine but with a NVIDIA 9600M and it works more than fine under Linux.
As for incompatible technologies... yeah, God forbid that they try to make some headway compared to ATi.
Now obviously I haven't heard much of the 11.1 driver. You seem to preach of it like a miracle-cure to all my problems, but I have reserved my judgement. Do tell me more, however. Why is it going to fix anything, exactly?