The 2.6.39 kernel is out
Posted May 19, 2011 21:32 UTC (Thu) by leifbk
In reply to: The 2.6.39 kernel is out
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Immediately after my last post, I had to leave for a meeting. Yes, of course, this most certainly is an ATI mess-up. The removal of the BKL shouldn't have come as a surprise to the ATI devs.
I'm on Gentoo, and I've been running unstable kernels and ATI drivers for a while. Trying to compile ati-drivers against 2.6.39, it just bombs out with this message:
* Please enable the Big Kernel Lock:
* Kernel hacking --->
* [*] Big Kernel Lock
* in the kernel config.
* or add
* in /usr/src/linux/.config
I've been using ATI cards since 1989, and I'm sick and tired of it. After buying a laptop with NVidia that just works, I know what my next graphics card for the workstation will be. I'll probably order one tomorrow.
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