"Maybe some of us have other priorities other than replacing hardware at the drop of a hat"
you already expressed that idea, we got it
"Really thought our community had moved past this petiness of criticizing someone who doesn't agree with the crowd"
we already discussed the decision of amd to put to rest ati cards older than r300 along time ago, years in fact
xorg is doing basically the same abandoning old hardware
a fix can be found but you already discovered that doesn't work perfectly
"And since this thread was titled "Fix for Older ATI cards" and those fixes did not work on my machine, even following them to the letter, I figured this was relevant input. not hijacking."
sorry but it looks like all you do is negative, everything you report is how you broke something, something we told you not to do it because it was going to break the system
i ask again, what have you decided?