Re: any ETA on improved ATI drivers?

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On Wednesday 08 July 2009, Robert P. J. Day wrote:
>On Wed, 8 Jul 2009, D. Hugh Redelmeier wrote:
>> | From: Robert P. J. Day <[email protected]>
>> |
>> |   i ask since a problem i was having with the radeon driver during the
>> | test phase -- screen suddenly going dark, literally right in the
>> | middle of keystrokes -- is coming back and seems to be getting more
>> | frequent.  never caused any breakage, just disconcerting.
>>
>> Is this https://bugzilla.redhat.com/show_bug.cgi?id=501601 ?
>> I found this from
>>  
>> https://fedoraproject.org/wiki/Common_F11_bugs#Display_goes_blank_briefly.
>>2C_apparently_at_random
>
>  sort of, but most of the reports i remember didn't blank the screen
>"for good", only briefly until you supplied some user input.  no harm,
>just annoying.
>
>rday

Here, it blanks regardless of user input, damned annoying when I have to ctl-
alt-bksp out of x and reboot, several times a week.  A restart of x will not 
fix it once it starts.  The tty terminals are fine.

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