I'm a long time Linux user, with an ATI X1400 chipset in my laptop, and have just rolled my system back to 8.35.5 (last FireGL release, should be well tested...) after the mess with 7.12. However, I've also used (bought) XiG's Acclerated X with success on an old 9250 series card, and I'm wondering what the feeling is about pay-for graphics drivers (or X servers) that actually work.
If XiG had the R500 and newer docs that the RadeonHD project does, would anyone (apart from me...) be prepared to pay for their product?
P.S. No affiliation with XiG, I've just used their stuff before, and am sick of the drama with ATI drivers.