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Bug#179263: Merging duplicate bugs

hi aaron,

i'm sorry for reporting an already reported bug.  i had no idea; some of
the problems sounded the same, but i wasn't absolutely sure.

i have more information about this bug.

i was able to fix my hardware accelerated graphics by copying
/usr/X11R6/lib/modules/dri/radeon_dri.so from my debian/testing system
to my debian/unstable system.

after copying this file to my testing system, glxgears (and quake3)
displayed hardware accelerated GL graphics just fine.

i tried copying this file not because i knew what i was doing, but out
of sheer desperation.  but it seems to have worked.  :)


begin Aaron Lehmann <aaronl@vitelus.com> 
> reassign 179263 xlibmesa3-gl
> reassign 179789 xlibmesa3-gl
> severity 179263 important
> severity 179789 important
> tags 179263 sid
> tags 179789 sid
> merge 179263 179789 178242
> thanks
> [This is a form letter.]
> Hello,
> You recently filed a duplicate bug report against Debian's XFree86
> packages; that is, the problem had already been reported.
> While there is often nothing inherently wrong with doing so, the filing of
> duplicate reports can cause Debian package maintainers to spend time
> performing triage and maintenance operations on bug reports (e.g.,
> instructing the Debian Bug Tracking System to merge the duplicates) that
> could otherwise be spent resolving problems and doing other work on the
> package.
> One very good way to file bugs with the Debian Bug Tracking System is to
> use the "reportbug" package and command of the same name.  A very nice
> feature of reportbug is that, if the machine where you run it has network
> access to the World Wide Web, it can query the Debian Bug Tracking System
> and show you existing reports.  This reduces the chance that you'll file a
> duplicate report, and offers you the option of adding follow-up information
> to an existing bug report.  This is especially valuable if you have unique
> information to add to an existing report, because this way information
> relevant to the problem is gathered together in one place as opposed to
> being scattered among multiple, duplicate bug reports where some facts may
> be overlooked by the package maintainers.  The reportbug program also does
> a lot of automatic information-gathering that helps package maintainers to
> understand your system configuration, and also ensures that your message to
> the Debian Bug Tracking System is well-formed so that it is processed
> correctly by the automated tools that manage the reports.  (If you've ever
> gotten a "bounce" message from the Debian Bug Tracking System that tells
> you your message couldn't be processed, you might appreciate this latter
> feature.)
> Therefore, I strongly urge you to give "reportbug" a try as your primary
> bug reporting tool for the Debian System.
> One way to install reportbug is with "apt-get"; for
> example:
>   $ apt-get install reportbug
> The "reportbug" command has a few different modes that cater to different
> levels of user expertise.  If this message has contained a lot of jargon
> that is unfamiliar to you, you likely want to use reportbug's "novice"
> mode; here's one way to do that.
>   $ reportbug --mode=novice
>   Please enter the name of the package in which you have found a problem,
>   or type 'other' to report a more general problem.
>   >
> If you're more sophisticated, or if you are not using the released version
> of Debian ("stable"), but instead Debian "testing" or "unstable", you
> should use reportbug's standard mode.
>   $ reportbug
>   Please enter the name of the package in which you have found a problem,
>   or type 'other' to report a more general problem.
>   >
> The reportbug command is extensively documented in its usage message and
> manual page.  Commands to view these pieces of documentation are:
>   $ reportbug --help | more
>   $ man reportbug
> (The output of the above commands has been omitted from this message.)
> Thanks for using the Debian system!

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you,
then you win. -- Gandhi, being prophetic about Linux.

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