AMD Gets Back To Working On The Geode Linux Driver
Posted by Michael Larabel on August 10, 2010
The X.Org Geode driver has long been around, but it doesn't receive as much work as the more widely used ATI Radeon, Intel, and Nouveau drivers. Jordan Crouse of AMD used to work on this driver, but some two years ago his position was axed during cutbacks at Advanced Micro Devices. During the past two years it's just been left up to the open-source community to maintain this driver, but AMD is now back to the table as they have two engineers, Hunk Cui and Frank Huang, from the AMD China team contributing towards the project. These two AMD engineers were not previously involved with the open-source AMD/ATI efforts, but in fact come from entirely different departments, so there's no worries that the open-source Radeon driver work will be setback in anyway.