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Old 07-21-2018, 01:37 AM   #1711
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I for one, IF I will have a setup similar with yours, I will try to avoid to complicate my life and I will just use the Radeon card for handling both monitors.
Thank you for your hardware recommendations. It would be nice if the drivers just worked, though. For now, I'll stick to a version of xf86-video-ati that worked for me, and, later, if necessary, I'll buy adapters as you suggest. I will wait and see if the bugs in xf86-video-intel or the modesetting driver get fixed so that newer versions of xf86-video-ati will start working for me.
 
Old 07-21-2018, 01:37 AM   #1712
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In my case, I also tried the modesetting driver for my Intel graphics, but that messed up my multi-card/multi-screen setup too in the same way as using the intel driver. But it seems that I am not alone in my trouble with the modesetting driver:
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=107253 (my experience, with comments from others)
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=101998#c37 (linked to/related modesetting bug)
https://bugs.freedesktop.org/show_bug.cgi?id=100086#c13 (my bug report is a duplicate of this one; comment 13 reports trouble with modesetting driver also)
Excuse me, but the latest stable release of this ATI driver has some issues which are mainly exposed by Plasma 5, until 5.13.2, in the form of artifacts and GL crashes.

This happens while using the very usual budget AMD Radeon cards, like mine's Radeon HD4350, but also on Radeon HD3100 or HD3200 and up to Radeon HD6450 (according with Darth Vader experiments).

Also, I asked a friend who's a C/C++ programmer to explain me in commoner words what they had done after in that GIT master.

He said that they backported a thing called RandR lease support from amdgpu (and I do not know what is it) and they improved the errors checking when a client requests erronous pixmaps. Something like ignoring these requests, instead of crashing the GL. So, probably that will not affect your setup, yet positively increase the stability with Plasma5 and probably other usages.

If that new added RandR lease support affects your setup, then this thing already exists in amdgpu and probably it will exists in the next stable release of ATI driver. Your setup will be always affected in future.

You have many alternatives of doing your dual monitor setup, but if the Slackware team accepts to rollback this driver, will be affected a certain category of users (mine included) who use cheap Radeon videocards.

And they will have no alternatives unless they replace their driver.

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Old 07-21-2018, 01:47 AM   #1713
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He said that they backported a thing called RandR lease support from amdgpu (and I do not know what is it) and they improved the errors checking when a client requests erronous pixmaps. Something like ignoring these requests, instead of crashing the GL.
If anything, the @casualfred's setup could be affected by that RandR lease support, new added to the driver...

I wonder if that RandR lease support can be dynamically disabled.

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Old 07-22-2018, 04:21 AM   #1714
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I'd like to request that the Type1 fonts in Slackware are converted to OTF or TTF.

It'll future-proof them somewhat.
 
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Old 07-22-2018, 11:23 AM   #1715
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I'd like to request that the Type1 fonts in Slackware are converted to OTF or TTF.

It'll future-proof them somewhat.
And to help doing that, if possible ship fontforge in Slackware.

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Old 07-22-2018, 02:00 PM   #1716
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I'd like to request that the Type1 fonts in Slackware are converted to OTF or TTF.

It'll future-proof them somewhat.
They are already converted to OTF. That's what the urw-core35-fonts-otf package is.
 
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Old 07-22-2018, 02:00 PM   #1717
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And to help doing that, if possible ship fontforge in Slackware.
SBo.
 
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Old 07-22-2018, 02:34 PM   #1718
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When you run the "adduser" script and press "up" to populate the list of groups, "input" should be added to the list.

See:

https://www.linuxquestions.org/quest...ts-4175627268/
 
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Old 07-23-2018, 01:38 AM   #1719
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lvm-2.02.180:

http://sourceware.org/git/?p=lvm2.gi...b5aa3ac364796c
ftp://sources.redhat.com/pub/lvm2/LVM2.2.02.180.tgz

rust-1.27.2:

https://static.rust-lang.org/dist/ru...7.2-src.tar.gz

subversion-1.10.2:

http://subversion.apache.org/news.html
http://mirrors.standaloneinstaller.c...1.10.2.tar.bz2
 
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Old 07-23-2018, 01:42 AM   #1720
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libgphoto2-2.5.19:

http://gphoto.org/news/
https://netix.dl.sourceforge.net/pro...-2.5.19.tar.gz
 
Old 07-23-2018, 06:01 AM   #1721
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I see the 4.40 has been rebuilt in June, is there any building problem with terminus-font-4.46?
 
Old 07-23-2018, 06:03 AM   #1722
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They are already converted to OTF. That's what the urw-core35-fonts-otf package is.
Thanks man!

Any chance of getting Bitstream Charter and Adobe Utopia converted too?

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Old 07-23-2018, 12:07 PM   #1723
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Excuse me, but the latest stable release of this ATI driver has some issues which are mainly exposed by Plasma 5, until 5.13.2, in the form of artifacts and GL crashes.
I don't know what the right choice is here, but the issues you're noticing are for a program that is not included with Slackware, where the issue casualfred found is with stock packages. We shouldn't ignore the bug report just because the newer version of the ATI driver fixes problems in something not shipped with Slackware (paying attention to it doesn't necessarily mean downgrading the ati driver, just that you don't brush it off because it fixes something that isn't included in Slackware).
 
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Old 07-23-2018, 12:54 PM   #1724
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Personally I think bug fixes should be included even when its for software not included in Slackware when its reasonable to expect they do not also cause regressions other software included in Slackware. Updating a xorg driver to include recent bug fixes seems very reasonable, its not likely it will change anything for anyone not using that ddx and will potentially improve the usability for people that are.
 
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Old 07-23-2018, 02:03 PM   #1725
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I see the 4.40 has been rebuilt in June, is there any building problem with terminus-font-4.46?
It builds, but they changed the font naming in a way that breaks all kinds of stuff. There are no visible improvements to the fonts themselves that I could see. Anyway, I have no plans to update this package.
 
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