I'd argue that VMWare is a very special use-case. It's annoying to you personally, but this doesn't mean that the drivers don't work.
Release The Driver, Or Step Aside thread: I'm sure you will enjoy it
How long since R600g will gain full S3TC support via libtxc_dxtn.so like R300g?
I love the radeon driver too, but I have to admit we are far from an usable driver.
That's your opinion.The fact that Michael is bewitched by these charlatans and snake-oil merchants, is sad enough.
No we don't; that's why we hang around a Linux review website. I hope you sense my sarcasm here, given that you are not autistic.Does anyone here actually care about linux ?
Unpaid? Am I unpaid? Since when did my salary stop?Or are you happy to be unpaid stooges for a sordid corporate strategy whose inevitable endgame is the attempted final destruction of linux itself ?
I'll stick to my point of view. If a driver doesn't provide that stuff, then it doesn't help me the least to know why it doesn't. OK, it's patented, but frankly, I don't care. I want my software to work!
Your autistic son is a genius and is fascinated by Linux. You don't understand this because you're not a genius autistic person and wonder why he doesn't play football with his male buddies after which they take a steamy groupshower (which is kind of gay). You then project the hate created by your 'failed' son (read your failed self) onto the first Linux website that came up when you googled it and started ranting about how much this open thingy sucks. I mean it is obvious that this 'openy ringy dingy' clearly threatens your sons interest in pointless excersice with simple minded losers that end up replicating their RNA at least two times and end up hating smart people because they don't understand them. I mean how is it that these geniuses care for something that they can't earn money from?
But then your evil plan was shut down so you had no choice but to read up about what you fear to love (hate) and now not only do we hate you, but you also hate yourself. But you have to come back because you're a winner.
Now eventualy you have to end this endless loop by either (a) killing your yourself or (b) simply accept that other people likes are not always yours.
I still think that it's very misleading to say that they don't work at all. They work very well for most use-cases and most users.
We all agree that they are not perfect. Even the nvidia blob is not perfect, look, they broke KDE yet again.
So, in short, to make sure problems you're experiencing aren't problems with the VMware 3D graphics layer, I would think anyone would want you testing drivers natively. Apps just utilizing the CPU and such, sure, VMs are fine for general testing, but 3D graphics?? AFAIK I don't think that's the preferred testing method...