"The RadeonHD Linux driver that came about in 2007 following the
announcement of AMD's open-source driver strategy has had an
interesting history. This driver was developed by Novell's
developers, but now they are even dropping it from their openSUSE
"The xf86-video-radeonhd driver was the first open-source driver
to fully support the Radeon X1000 series graphics cards (R500)
(after the short-lived Avivo driver) and went on to support the
R600/700 series too. However, not before long, the xf86-video-ati
"Radeon" driver ended up picking up support for the R500+ ASICs via
the use of AtomBIOS rather than hard-coding in the support, which
led this long-standing open-source driver to more quickly support
enticing end-user features. Many other milestones and developer
feuds took place too, but this is the one paragraph synopsis."
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