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Old 01-13-2013, 04:54 PM   #16
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sorry you feel that way, eric.

the topic of this post was a question on how to downgrade the xserver to 7.6

the first reply was questioning why, rather than instructing how or otherwise helping.
I thought that was a reasonable question. It usually does not make sense to downgrade X.Org on any distro, it will break way too many things. Asking for the actual reason for your desire to downgrade is essential in determining a peoper answer.

Slackware is not about spoon-feeding. You ask a vague question without providing background, and this is what you will get from seasoned Slackers.

By the way, the thread you linked to indicates that the issue you are having does not have its origin in X.Org but rather in the Radeon driver you are using. And, the problem has no fix in TF2 yet (or rather, in the Steam platform).

Eric
 
Old 01-13-2013, 05:00 PM   #17
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the topic of this post was a question on how to downgrade the xserver to 7.6
Well, well, well... The X.org is an very complex suite of applications & libraries, well integrated in anything that have some visual job in Slackware, i.e. KDE, XFCE, even Firefox and friends.

After an downgrade in that deep style, you will need to rebuild and patch almost of half of shipped packages. That level of complexity can be done by an good Slackware packager, who known well how the things works in our beloved distro...

Then, unless you are an Slackware GURU, like AlienBOB or Patrick Volkerding, then that thread will be useless for you, IF you have the urge to deep downgrade the X.org, I suggest you to use an previous version of Slackware, i.e. v13.37.

Optionally, you can also start, using the 13.37 as base, to rebuild all the desired packages (like KDE, XFCE, etc), to keep the trend (as versions) with the 14.0 and the current ... current.

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Old 01-13-2013, 05:15 PM   #18
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Well, well, well... The X.org is an very complex suite of applications & libraries, well integrated in anything that have some visual job in Slackware, i.e. KDE, XFCE, even Firefox and friends.

After an downgrade in that deep style, you will need to rebuild and patch almost of half of shipped packages. That level of complexity can be done by an good Slackware packager, who known well how the things works in our beloved distro...

Then, unless you are an Slackware GURU, like AlienBOB or Patrick Volkerding, then that thread will be useless for you, IF you have the urge to deep downgrade the X.org, I suggest you to use an previous version of Slackware, i.e. v13.37.

Optionally, you can also start, using the 13.37 as base, to rebuild all the desired packages (like KDE, XFCE, etc), to keep the trend (as versions) with the 14.0 and the current ... current.
I think I will try 13.37 and see what happens... it's just misleading when the game runs fine with the same amd proprietary driver on ubuntu 12.04, but doesn't under slackware.. one of my suspicions was the x.org version.

thank you.
 
Old 01-13-2013, 05:21 PM   #19
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I'm looking to take a fresh install of slackware64-14.0 and downgrade the x11 to 7.6, can anyone help me with that?
You can copy a source tarball of xorg-server-<the version you want> to /source/x/x11/src/xserver in a local copy of the Slackware distribution, (re)move the other tarball already in that directory, then run as root:
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./x11.SlackBuild xserver
in the /source/x/x11 directory. and if that works:
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upgradepkg /tmp/<package name>
Cross your fingers first and be warned that even if you succeed making & installing the package, there still *could* exist incompatibilities between that X server and other components of the X stack.
 
Old 01-13-2013, 05:27 PM   #20
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No, that won't do...

Granted, acclimatizing may take some more time than others but still only some much nudging should be necessary. At LQ those first nudges will come from your peers because they care and community-based moderation is one of LQ's strengths. Since you remain adamant it's all their fault and you're apparently not to blame ever here's me telling you:

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sorry for my attitude, get thicker skin.
this won't do. Treat others respectfully or keep yourself from posting.


Now y'all get this thread back on track, OK?
 
Old 01-14-2013, 12:21 AM   #21
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I believe it will fix tf2 in steam for Linux... Thank you for the meaningless reply.
It wasn't meaningless. It's just that you were looking for the wrong fix to your problem. I do not say here that nobody should need to downgrade Xorg, but if you have to ask how to do it, you really shouldn't do it.
Simple as that.
Oh and BTW, everyone here is trying to help you, can you stop being a prick?
Everyone is volunteer here, keep that in mind.
 
Old 01-14-2013, 01:10 AM   #22
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Rather than downgrading the whole chain of dependencies, compile, package and install older version of xorg-server, then do the same for any of the drivers you are using.
 
  


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