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Old 04-18-2017, 07:13 PM   #1
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Slackware 14.1 & FGLRX


I have a stable 14.1 running with the ATI closed source GPU driver. I was wondering is it possible to update to 14.2 and lock the xorg-server from not being updated. I would like the updated utils like GCC ect is why I want to update to 14.2
 
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No, there's too much that relies on the new X version that it'd be extremely difficult, if not impossible, to only do a partial upgrade.

But have you tried your graphics card with 14.2? The open source drivers tend to work pretty well and many times have comparable or better performance than the closed drivers. You can give Slackware Live a spin to see how it'd work without requiring you to install it to your harddrive.

https://docs.slackware.com/slackware:liveslak
 
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No, there's too much that relies on the new X version that it'd be extremely difficult, if not impossible, to only do a partial upgrade.

But have you tried your graphics card with 14.2? The open source drivers tend to work pretty well and many times have comparable or better performance than the closed drivers. You can give Slackware Live a spin to see how it'd work without requiring you to install it to your harddrive.

https://docs.slackware.com/slackware:liveslak
Normally I would use the open source but, I am limited to OpenGL 3.1 with them on this old CIOSCAS (sp) Northen Island card (waiting on AMD VEGA) to upgrade it.
 
  


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