Well, they're still right. Ever tried using ATI drivers? I just remember something about compiling X4.2 myself and applying "a couple of minor patches". By hand. Might have changed now, but kept me from ever trying again.
Anyway. I'm running RH7.3, with a 2.4.20 series kernel and X 4.2.1 though. I can't imagine anything but the kernel and maybe X having any impact on the drivers.