I am definitely ready to compile from source, although I have not had that particular pleasure yet. That's one of the things I really like about using Ubuntu, though. Every frustration, even big ones, usually turns into a learning opportunity.

Funny though that this hardware's been out since 2009, the bug's been known since 2009, the "new" driver's been out since 2009, but it still hasn't made it into the standard distribution.

Where do I find the updated driver though? The link in the original post of the bug report is dead:
btw there is a new driver version out since 3 weeks see here:
Also, how can I get the version number of my current driver?

Thanks again!