nxtr (813179) writes "Linux is often seen as the swiss-army knife of the operating system world due to its potential interoperability with everything. However, what does one do when one comes across an older device that has never had drivers that fully realized the potential of the device? Lately, I've been trying to get Direct Rendering to work on the ATI Rage Mobility chip on Xorg on Ubuntu Edgy Eft. DRI was never enabled for that driver due to a potential but obscure security risk. The developer of the mach64 driver has stated that it would be a long while before that security risk was fixed. An outdated thread on UbuntuForums outlines a way to get DRI enabled with the mach64 driver. People in the replies with later versions of Ubuntu have common issues that seem to never be resolved. Although I am frustrated to rely on others, I lack the technical skill to rewrite the driver and make the dang thing work. What would you do when your favorite device no longer worked due to a lack of a proper driver but you lacked the technical knowledge to make it work?"