How To Get Better ATI Linux Support

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This morning I came across a blog entry by Jonathan Steffan, who is working on new Fedora XGL packages. In this blog post he expresses disappointment in owning ATI hardware and bashes the binary blob for the lack of AIGLX support.

While I share the same views with him in that having AIGLX support is needed and is great for the desktop eye candy, he urges his readers to contact ATI using the "ATI Linux Driver Feedback" form. This is the wrong approach. ATI will not immediately improve their support due to users flaming on forums or from people sending evil notes through their feedback form. If you want action, contact ATI/AMD's OEMs, AIBs, and ODMs.

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