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From: "Joshua Saddler (nightmorph)" <nightmorph@g.o>
Subject: gentoo commit in xml/htdocs/doc/en: dri-howto.xml
Date: Wed, 23 Mar 2011 09:26:50 +0000 (UTC)
nightmorph    11/03/23 09:26:50

  Modified:             dri-howto.xml
  Log:
  add note on the video group, bug 358287

Revision  Changes    Path
1.47                 xml/htdocs/doc/en/dri-howto.xml

file : http://sources.gentoo.org/viewvc.cgi/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/dri-howto.xml?rev=1.47&view=markup
plain: http://sources.gentoo.org/viewvc.cgi/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/dri-howto.xml?rev=1.47&content-type=text/plain
diff : http://sources.gentoo.org/viewvc.cgi/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/dri-howto.xml?r1=1.46&r2=1.47

Index: dri-howto.xml
===================================================================
RCS file: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/dri-howto.xml,v
retrieving revision 1.46
retrieving revision 1.47
diff -u -r1.46 -r1.47
--- dri-howto.xml	2 Mar 2011 07:52:43 -0000	1.46
+++ dri-howto.xml	23 Mar 2011 09:26:50 -0000	1.47
@@ -1,6 +1,6 @@
 <?xml version="1.0" encoding="UTF-8"?>
 <!DOCTYPE guide SYSTEM "/dtd/guide.dtd">
-<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/dri-howto.xml,v 1.46 2011/03/02 07:52:43 nightmorph Exp $ -->
+<!-- $Header: /var/cvsroot/gentoo/xml/htdocs/doc/en/dri-howto.xml,v 1.47 2011/03/23 09:26:50 nightmorph Exp $ -->
 
 <guide>
 <title>Hardware 3D Acceleration Guide</title>
@@ -24,8 +24,8 @@
 <!-- See http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5 -->
 <license/>
 
-<version>2</version>
-<date>2011-03-01</date>
+<version>3</version>
+<date>2011-03-23</date>
 
 <chapter>
 <title>Introduction</title>
@@ -195,33 +195,42 @@
 
 </body>
 </section>
+<section>
+<title>Add your user to the video group</title>
+<body>
+
+<p>
+Next, add your user(s) to the video group, as explained in the <uri
+link="/doc/en/handbook">handbook</uri>:
+</p>
+
+<pre caption="Adding a user to the video group">
+# <i>gpasswd -a username video</i>
+</pre>
+
+</body>
+</section>
 </chapter>
 
 <chapter>
 <title>Configure direct rendering</title>
 <section id="configure_xorg">
-<title>Configure Xorg.conf</title>
+<title>Configure Xorg</title>
 <body>
 
 <p>
-Open <path>/etc/X11/xorg.conf</path> with your favorite text editor and edit
-it to enable DRI and GLX.
+Hopefully just adding your user to the <c>video</c> group is sufficient to
+enable direct rendering. However, you may also need to create a file in
+<path>/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/</path>. You can name it anything you like; just make
+sure it ends in <path>.conf</path>. Open up your favorite text editor and create
+a file with this inside it:
 </p>
 
-<pre caption="xorg.conf">
-...
-Section "Module"
-  Load "dri"
-  Load "glx"
-  ...
-EndSection
-...
+<pre caption="/etc/X11/xorg.conf.d/10-dri.conf">
 Section "Device"
   Driver "radeon"
   <comment>(Replace radeon with the name of your driver.)</comment>
-  ...
 EndSection
-...
 Section "dri"
   Mode 0666
 EndSection





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