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I generally use slackpkg to keep up to date with the changelogs. I know there is another thread regarding this topic, but that thread is primarily dealing with the effects of upgrading on Nvidia drivers. My laptop has ATI and I have the proprietory drivers installed. According to a post by Alien Bob in that thread, this upgrade is going to affect ATI drivers as well.
My question is simply this: since this upgrade is only security related (no change in xorg performance), and I use this laptop for personal use only, is there any good reason to upgrade? I have my graphics just how I like them and don't really want to create an unecessary problem for myself.
If anyone has done the upgrade with ATI drivers, I would love to hear your experience to see what will have to do to keep things as I have them. The "fix" seems to be re-installing the drivers, but I would just like to head off anything unexpected.
since it is just a laptop for personal use and you don't run a server or ssh you are probably safe to exclude it in /etc/slapt-get/*
i will say this though, i use the nvidia driver and ANYTIME you do anything to X or the kernel (install, rebuild or upgrade) ALWAYS uninstall the video driver FIRST! then you can reinstall the ati or nvidia driver afterwards...
Thanks, Okie...I suspected that that would be the advice. The only thing I use ssh for is connecting to my desktop on my home network. I like to keep up to date, but I have always been a little skiddish about updates involving xorg.