just curious but what distro do you use? and what does the latest kernel have that you so desperately need? I get your point about how AMD devs should be doing their job, I know you shouldn't be forced to use another distro, and I know it shouldn't be the package maintainers' responsibility to make drivers work. But considering how much AMD as a whole is crumbling, I think linux users unable to use the latest kernel and play SS3 is the least of their concerns. In their eyes, you're like someone at a restaraunt who is complaining that your coffee is too hot.