We should use "AMD" instead of "ATI" .

Bug #755260 reported by Fumihito YOSHIDA on 2011-04-09
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Bug Description

In Jockey's user interfaces(jockey-gtk/kde), we use vendor-name "ATI" (for FGLRX),
But that is obsolete/enthusiast's term.

Now, Many users know that vendor as "AMD".
"ATI" is forgotten by the many users... (Woe is me.).

So, It's very regretful that, we should use "AMD"(or "AMD(ATI)") instead of "ATI" .

[Backgrounds]
- AMD / ATI acquisition at 2006, that 5 years-old.
  http://replay.waybackmachine.org/20060805094003/http://www.amd.com/us-en/Corporate/VirtualPressRoom/0,,51_104_543~110899,00.html

- AMD, Inc. has dissolved the ATI brand for GPU product name. Any {shop, vendor catalogue, spec sheets} use "AMD" brand.
  http://www.techpowerup.com/129863/AMD_Kills_ATI_Brand_Future_Products_to_Feature_Brand_Change.html

- The new brand of AMD GPUs does not use any "ATi" words (e.g.: "AMD Fusion" )

ProblemType: Bug
DistroRelease: Ubuntu 11.04
Package: jockey-gtk 0.9.2-0ubuntu4
ProcVersionSignature: Ubuntu 2.6.38-7.39-generic-pae 2.6.38
Uname: Linux 2.6.38-7-generic-pae i686
.var.log.jockey.log:

Architecture: i386
Date: Sat Apr 9 13:56:14 2011
InstallationMedia: Ubuntu 11.04 "Natty Narwhal" - Alpha i386 (20110302)
MachineType: LENOVO 7454A26
ProcEnviron:
 LANGUAGE=ja_JP.utf8
 PATH=(custom, user)
 LANG=ja_JP.utf8
 SHELL=/bin/zsh
ProcKernelCmdLine: BOOT_IMAGE=/boot/vmlinuz-2.6.38-7-generic-pae root=UUID=b531b557-1628-485f-b139-92687a5708c9 ro quiet splash vt.handoff=7
SourcePackage: jockey
UpgradeStatus: Upgraded to natty on 2011-03-23 (16 days ago)
dmi.bios.date: 09/10/2008
dmi.bios.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.bios.version: 6DET30WW (1.07 )
dmi.board.name: 7454A26
dmi.board.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.board.version: Not Available
dmi.chassis.asset.tag: No Asset Information
dmi.chassis.type: 10
dmi.chassis.vendor: LENOVO
dmi.chassis.version: Not Available
dmi.modalias: dmi:bvnLENOVO:bvr6DET30WW(1.07):bd09/10/2008:svnLENOVO:pn7454A26:pvrThinkPadX200:rvnLENOVO:rn7454A26:rvrNotAvailable:cvnLENOVO:ct10:cvrNotAvailable:
dmi.product.name: 7454A26
dmi.product.version: ThinkPad X200
dmi.sys.vendor: LENOVO

Fumihito YOSHIDA (hito) wrote :
Mohsin Falak (fi8er1) wrote :

ATI Technologies Inc, was a major designer and supplier of graphics processing units and motherboard chipsets. In 2006, the company was acquired by Advanced Micro Devices (AMD) and was renamed to the AMD Graphics Products group. Despite the acquisition, the ATI brand was retained for graphics cards until August 30, 2010. AMD retired the "ATI" name and instead brand its graphics chipsets as "AMD" beginning in late 2010. So, the old chips and driver architecture is still being named as "ATI"

Changed in jockey:
status: New → Opinion
Changed in jockey (Ubuntu):
status: New → Opinion
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

http://support.amd.com/us/gpudownload/Pages/index.aspx says "AMD" everywhere, I think we should update this for Oneiric (too late for Natty).

Changed in jockey:
status: Opinion → Triaged
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

The short name already is 'ATI/AMD proprietary FGLRX graphics driver', but the long descriptions say "ATI".

Changed in jockey (Ubuntu):
importance: Undecided → Low
status: Opinion → Triaged
Martin Pitt (pitti) wrote :

Fixed upstream, will upload to Ubuntu in Oneiric.

Changed in jockey:
importance: Undecided → Medium
status: Triaged → Fix Released
Changed in jockey (Ubuntu):
status: Triaged → Fix Committed
Launchpad Janitor (janitor) wrote :

This bug was fixed in the package jockey - 0.9.3-0ubuntu1

---------------
jockey (0.9.3-0ubuntu1) oneiric; urgency=low

  * New upstream release. Changes since our last trunk merge:
    - more Python 3 compatible imports
    - ui.py: Move to AppIndicator3 for GTK 3 compatibility
    - merge translations, update German fuzzy strings
    - fglrx example handler: Rename ATI → AMD (LP: #755260)
  * debian/control: Update appindicator GIR dependency.
  * Cherrypick changes from trunk:
    - gtk/jockey-gtk.desktop.in: Use correct categories to show up on the new
      gnome-control-center. Thanks Rodrigo Moya! (LP: #787694)
    - Add NoDisplay=true to autostart .desktop file and have jockey-gtk show up
      in Unity. Thanks Mike Terry.
 -- Martin Pitt <email address hidden> Wed, 13 Jul 2011 16:36:39 +0200

Changed in jockey (Ubuntu):
status: Fix Committed → Fix Released
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