Comment 66 for bug 1068404

@Timo: I understand the frustration, but please reconsider your position! It's the purpose of any driver to make the system work correctly for the users. In such cases where there are closed-source drivers involved you might want to consider those drivers part of the (hardware) system that needs to work. If the bug affecting the open driver would be in the firmware layer you would also accept work-around solutions, why not at this level?
Currently Ubuntu 12.10 is unusable for hybrid fglrx/intel setups, Nick's approach fixes that. I haven't studied the issue deep enough to estimate if a fix on the fglrx side would be easy. (and if we might expect a fix by them any time soon) In the meantime many users are left out in the cold.