[Bug 210542] x11/xorg: Better documentation regarding 3D acceleration

Lundberg, Johannes johannes at brilliantservice.co.jp
Sat Jun 25 18:38:26 UTC 2016

Better yet, have pkg ask you if you would like to have the necessary steps
like adding user to groups, adding lines to rc.conf, etc, done
automatically for you. Should be a fairly simple extension to pkg.

On Fri, Jun 24, 2016 at 3:08 PM, <bugzilla-noreply at freebsd.org> wrote:

> https://bugs.freebsd.org/bugzilla/show_bug.cgi?id=210542
>             Bug ID: 210542
>            Summary: x11/xorg: Better documentation regarding 3D
>                     acceleration
>            Product: Ports & Packages
>            Version: Latest
>           Hardware: Any
>                 OS: Any
>             Status: New
>           Severity: Affects Only Me
>           Priority: ---
>          Component: Individual Port(s)
>           Assignee: x11 at FreeBSD.org
>           Reporter: yonas at fizk.net
>           Assignee: x11 at FreeBSD.org
>              Flags: maintainer-feedback?(x11 at FreeBSD.org)
> There are two issues:
> 1. It's not very obvious that users need to add themselves to the "video"
> group
> for 3D acceleration to work.
> 2. The documentation states that users can add themselves to either the
> "video"
> or "wheel" group. In my case, I was already part of the wheel group, and I
> needed to specifically add myself to the video group to enable 3D
> acceleration
> (i915 on FreeBSD-11 CURRENT).
> If it's not a bug that users need to specifically be part of the video
> group,
> then I think we need to enable 3D acceleration for anyone in the wheel
> group as
> well.
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