Comment 255 for bug 121653

westbywest (westbywest) wrote :

I agree with Ben's points about the Ubuntu team's apprehension with branching their kernel more than already done, especially if the user base affected by further diluting developer resources is larger than the user base affected by the buggy fglrx package.

I was also affected by many of the fglrx bugs mentioned in this thread, and I ultimately chose to revert back to the open source ATI driver in package xserver-xorg-video-ati. A kernel package with SLAB support would be of no use to me, since I must already recompile the stock Ubuntu kernel with the suspend2/tuxonice patch just to get suspend/resume to work. The issues with fglrx certainly helped break the suspend function on my laptop, but it wasn't the only cause.