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Old 06-18-2012, 10:17 PM   #1
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Question Should the "Enabling 3D acceleration on X11" topic be updated?


Just noticed this but this document in some ways is a bit out of date due to the new driver architecture provided by Gallium3D. I, in my own opinion, think we should at least attempt to redraft a new guide for this as well as some much needed up-to-date FAQs for this and other aspects to stay up to date with how Slackware and Linux are progressing with hardware drivers and such.

Anyone agree or disagree?
 
Old 06-19-2012, 05:00 AM   #2
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I feel this kind of information would better fit in a wiki, like e.g. SlackWiki's tutorials.

And it could be split in several how-to, as the problems and solutions differ a lot upon the graphics card provider.

A sticky post could recall instead the main sources of information often referred to when helping to solve issues related to Slackware.
 
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Old 06-19-2012, 05:32 AM   #3
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Yes, that thread needs to go (iow, it needs to be unstickied). It's 45 pages long, a giant mess of information with no organization, and the very first post has more factual errors than facts. I pointed this out in post #670 of that thread over 2.5 years ago:

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I've seen post 1. It frightens me, frankly. I mentioned to you a while ago that checking for direct rendering via glxinfo will not indicate if 3D acceleration is enabled any more. You argued with me about that point for a while and your first post still says to check the direct rendering status. The ATI section is completely out-of-date, despite the fact that you have been given correct information for Slackware 13.0. There are numerous references to the 'i810' driver, though no such driver actually exists for Slackware 13.0.
Whether it's replaced with another sticky thread, or the information is collected on SlackWiki is something I really don't have an opinion on as long as the thread is no longer the first thing people see when they come to this forum wondering about 3D acceleration on Slackware.

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Old 06-19-2012, 08:35 PM   #4
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We could start work on a draft what could be rolled into the Wiki.

Edit:

I started a rough draft of what could be used for a Wiki for Slackware and X11 configurations in my Blog here:

http://www.linuxquestions.org/questi...the-dri-34847/

Feel free to use it and make changes at your discretion.

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