Debian: fglrx-8.28.08-1

Elementary look at building a kernel module from source (particularly under debian).

To update my earlier post here, just wanted to mention that roughly the same version is now in sid. Just remember, the easiest way to build the kernel module is module-assistant.

I’m still looking forward to getting 7.1 into sid, especially with the prospects of AIGLX and eventually compiz. It seemed like it would be any day back in August, and at one point they accidentally uploaded a build to incoming, but so far no luck. The Debian X Strike Force does a great job and has a very solid organization that stays on top of things, so I’m sure the delays have their reasons.

I’m also very interested in the upcoming beta of Flash 9 for Linux. I believe that’s due out sometime this winter.

Vista is on the horizon and I’m still ~95% against upgrading and ~5% thinking I will. I boot into XP every now and then, but since I get this great OS for free and use it constantly, I can’t find the justification for paying for a lesser product I won’t use. The saddest part is of course that it was available for so long before I actually made the switch.

But it’s like the Buddha said, are you going to sit there bitching about the archer or pull the arrow out?


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