Updating my Xorg on RHEL 6 etc

Dennis Clarke dclarke at blastwave.org
Mon Jan 14 17:52:15 PST 2013

> When RHEL6.4 is released it would probably be more worth doing, as its
> planned to have a newer Mesa.

Ah well .. I'll should just await the 6.4 release. I figure it can't be far down the road from this : 

$ cat /etc/redhat-release 
Red Hat Enterprise Linux Workstation release 6.3 (Santiago)

Of course one wonders .. why not just run the NVidia drivers for Linux ? 

A brief search on the NVidia site reveals : 

    Linux x64 (AMD64/EM64T) Display Driver
    Version:  304.64 Certified 
    Release Date: 2012.11.06
    Operating System: Linux 64-bit
    Language: English (U.S.)
    File Size: 64.5 MB 

Which makes me wonder .. what damage that could do to my otherwise wonderful RHEL workstation.  In any case .. the open source drivers may be "good enough" and I could
wait 6.4 or roll the dice with the NVidia software. 

Either way I wonder if the ATI graphics cards are a better choice. 


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