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    Default AMD To Drop Radeon HD 2000/3000/4000 Catalyst Support

    Phoronix: AMD To Drop Radeon HD 2000/3000/4000 Catalyst Support

    In what will certainly be controversial and disappointing to some Radeon Linux desktop users, AMD will soon announce that they will effectively be discontinuing support for several Radeon product families from their proprietary Catalyst driver. After that point, for future Linux distribution updates, the open-source Radeon Linux driver will be your only option for accelerated graphics. This is likely happening with the Windows Catalyst driver too, but at least there they have a better-maintained legacy driver process.

    http://www.phoronix.com/vr.php?view=17273

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    You sure? Maybe since 12.5?

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    Quote Originally Posted by RussianNeuroMancer View Post
    You sure? Maybe since 12.5?
    Yes, it's 100% happening, it's already happened within their code-base.

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    Ok AMD just try to do that and you will never see one more $ from me and I'm sure I'm not the only one. I bought a new laptop just one year ago with a radeon card on it (a lenovo thinkpad edge 15 for the reference, the series with the nehalem processor). You cannot just drop the support for it so quickly. And don't even try to say "use the open source radeon driver", it just half works and i didn't paid the laptop half the price .

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    Quote Originally Posted by enrico.tagliavini View Post
    Ok AMD just try to do that and you will never see one more $ from me and I'm sure I'm not the only one. I bought a new laptop just one year ago with a radeon card on it (a lenovo thinkpad edge 15 for the reference, the series with the nehalem processor). You cannot just drop the support for it so quickly. And don't even try to say "use the open source radeon driver", it just half works and i didn't paid the laptop half the price .
    i'm sure the opensource radeon driver will speed up in the next 6 month they work on a shader compiler and other stuff.

    and its paradox amd really support the opensource driver by dropping the catalyst on these latency hardware.

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    Quote Originally Posted by enrico.tagliavini View Post
    Ok AMD just try to do that and you will never see one more $ from me and I'm sure I'm not the only one. I bought a new laptop just one year ago with a radeon card on it.
    The same thing happened with Catalyst 9-3 and the DX9 parts (RadeonHD X1k and Mobility Radeon 2x00 were still on the shelves). You have no one to blame but yourself. Those who don't study history are doomed to repeat it...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Michael View Post
    Yes, it's 100% happening, it's already happened within their code-base.
    I mean you sure about 12.7?
    Last edited by RussianNeuroMancer; 04-20-2012 at 09:09 AM.

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    Big surprise...? It's a nod to the fact there's an open driver that works quite well for that hardware?

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    What a timing. Right now I am close to buying HD 4890. I am not that much worried because from the start I intend to use the free driver. Hopefully this event will accelerate the pace of development for the driver.

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    so what?

    the open source driver is coming alon nicely

    and

    nobody forces you to update X or kernel. And seriously, most desktop users hardly ever need to.

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